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Lukas Pesek visits Ajo Motosports headquarters

Lukas Pesek visits Ajo Motosports headquarters

Lukas Pesek visits Ajo Motosports headquarters

Czech rider Lukas Pesek, who will be contesting his rookie 125cc World Championship in 2004, was in Finland last weekend to visit the AJO Motorsport headquarters in the town of Tampere. Pesek was signed up by the team after a string of impressive performances in the 250cc class last season and was able to get a detailed demonstration of the how his Honda RS machine has been adjusted since the team's last test at the Cartagena circuit in Spain in February. The youngster will now travel with the team down through Europe to Barcelona for the first Official Test of the preseason, which starts on Tuesday.

"The changes we are making should be visible already in Barcelona," commented Team Manager Aki Ajo. "We still have many new things to test and there is still a lot of work to do to be ready for the season. Our main target is to be competitive from the first race."

"I like Barcelona circuit - I know it well and I really like the technical part of it so obviously I'm looking forward to ride the bike there again next week." added Pesek, who also had a chance to try out ice racing, a sport at which former Ajo Motorsport prodigy Mika Kallio had excelled before the team convinced him to take up road racing.

"It was really interesting to ride a bike on the frozen lake," he said of the experience. "I have never had a chance to try this before and I must say it really is very good fun. I think I found my new hobby and I must come to Finland more often to enjoy it!

"I have ridden motocross bikes before, but this was very unusual experience. I was a little bit worried about the grip I could get on ice, but then I was really surprised how good the grip was. I had a chance to ride various bikes and I found that 250cc suited me best. I definitely like it".

Tags:
125cc, 2004, Lukas Pesek

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