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Metis Gilera back in 250cc

Metis Gilera back in 250cc

Metis Gilera back in 250cc

Squadra Corse Metis Gilera make their return to the 250cc class in 2006, with new rider Marco Simoncelli onboard for the project. Amidst the excitement of this latest venture the team will also continue with their 125cc commitment, with Simone Corsi on a brand new Gilera bike rich in technical innovation.

Rossano Brazzi is the Chief Technician for the 125cc team. Brazzi has a long history in the quarter litre category, having worked on technical development for future premier class stars Valentino Rossi and Marco Melandri.

Gilera return 13 years after their last race in 250cc. Their previous comeback, in 125cc in 2001, was a tremendous success which ended with their claiming the title. With five seasons as a protagonist in the 125cc class under their belts, the decision was taken to re-establish themselves in the higher class. Daniele Bandiera, Brand Director for Gilera, commented: "Gilera's 250cc return is a sign of how much this brand believe in motorbike racing, a very important field for research and development. Of course in 125cc our commitment remains unchanged, this is a class where we have had a lot of success in the last five seasons."

Team Manager Giampiero Sacchi is optimistic about the coming season.

"Our expectations for next season are quite high, both in 250cc and 125cc: winning the Championship"

Tags:
250cc, 2006

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