Seedorf officially presents Pesek and Terol

Monday, 19 February 2007

The Valsir Seedorf Derbi presentation of their 2007 125cc World Championship team took place on Saturday evening in Desenzano del Garda, Italy, with the AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf introducing Lukas Pesek and Nicolas Terol as their two official riders for the forthcoming campaign.

The Valsir Seedorf Derbi presentation of their 2007 125cc World Championship team took place on Saturday evening in Desenzano del Garda, Italy, with the AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf introducing Lukas Pesek and Nicolas Terol as their two official riders for the forthcoming campaign.

The event was also attended by Team Gresini MotoGP riders Marco Melandri and Toni Elias, as Valsir Seedorf Derbi set out their stall in front of an expectant media pack.

Seedorf, the youngest player in the history of his first club Ajax and famously the only player to have won the Champions League with three different teams, has been officially involved with Grand Prix racing for five years. Following his previous links with Aprilia and Honda, his 2007 collaboration with factory Derbi will see him co-manage the team alongside Stefano Bedon, with Stefano Riminucci as the technical chief.

The team will sport red and black colours, which will be highly familiar to Seedorf who wears the same combination when representing Milan. He joked: "I won't have to change clothes when I come to the circuit!" Before adding, "I think our riders are among the favourites this year. They are fast and determined, but also modest."

Talented Czech rider Pesek and his Spanish team-mate Terol will ride the latest version of the RSW 125, the same as used by Aprilia riders, as the new Aprilia RSA is still under development.

Going into a new season Pesek spoke of his preparations, explaining: "The up-to-date version of RSW is very convincing, above all the chassis. I have a great feeling with it. It's better to begin the Championship with all my old technical data and having two bikes at my disposal during the qualifying sessions. If I used the RSA I could have only one bike."

Meanwhile, Spanish youngster Terol added: "In 2006 I improved my feeling of the bike. I was very fast, especially during qualifying, but during races I need to be more aggressive. Over the winter I've trained hard to be fit and I hope this will be a year of good results for me in this class."

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