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Angaia Racing to focus their efforts on Jules Cluzel

Angaia Racing to focus their efforts on Jules Cluzel

Angaia Racing to focus their efforts on Jules Cluzel

After a week of intense negotiations to try and find a replacement for Michale Danese in the 250cc category, the Angaia Racing Team have finally opted to abandon the place reserved for them in the quarter litre class and concentrate their efforts for 2006 on their 125cc project, which they will undertake with the young French rider Jules Cluzel.

The manager of the Italian team, Paolo Tajana, has expressed his disappointment at being forced to leave his goal of jumping up to 250cc by the wayside, after not being able to cement a proposal.

"We are very unhappy about this decision. We have had in mind the goal of taking part in the 250cc category for two years and our intended participation in the two cylinder category was so important to us".

"After the Danese deal fell through a week ago, we have encountered a few difficulties with the search to find a rider that would be to the satisfaction of both ourselves and Honda. We have tried all that we can to fill the place that had been reserved for us"

Jules Cluzel is, if you´ll excuse the pun, one of the brightest jewels in the French racing crown. National champion in 125cc, the young Gaul competed in three Grands Prix in 2005; as a wild card in Le Mans and as a member of the Malaguti Reparto Corse team in Istanbul and Turkey. In addition he also participated in a few races in the Spanish Championship. All this at just 17 years of age.

"During the season we hope to have a concrete plan for a project that would allow us to debut in 250cc in 2007" Tajana added. "For now we will focus on our support of Cluzel who, from the looks of things, could make him the breakthrough star of the year. We believe totally in the project and for this reason we will count on expert Olivier Liegeois for the preparation and supervision of the bike, someone who has worked in the past with such riders as Ueda, Melandri and Azuma"

125cc, 2006, Jules Cluzel

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