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Gresini announces San Carlo sponsorship deal

Gresini announces San Carlo sponsorship deal

Following the announcement of a new title sponsorship agreement with Italian crisp manufacturers San Carlo, Fausto Gresini's MotoGP outfit will become the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini for the 2008 season.

Following the announcement of a new title sponsorship agreement with Italian crisp manufacturers San Carlo, Fausto Gresini's MotoGP outfit will become the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini for the 2008 season.

The snack manufacturers have been a Gresini team partner for the last two years but in becoming main sponsors their logo will now occupy a prominent space on the Honda RC212V machinery of new recruits Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano for the forthcoming campaign.

Commenting on the deal, former 125cc World Champion Gresini stated: "I'm satisfied and proud of the agreement between the San Carlo Group and Team Gresini. After two seasons this constructive partnership is now stronger than ever and ready to grow. The partnership is also a positive sign for the entire MotoGP grid as a major Italian company has decided to become the main sponsor of an Italian team."

Looking forward to the start of competitive 2008 MotoGP action, the Italian team boss continued: "Team San Carlo Honda Gresini now faces a season which as initial testing indicates will be hard-fought and a championship that will undoubtedly generate massive and passionate public interest."

On the new-look rider line-up for his team Gresini stated: "For this season my team has chosen a young rider, Alex de Angelis, who represents the future of MotoGP. The decision to go with Alex – to go with youth and look to the future of the world championship - is a really exciting challenge."

"De Angelis is flanked by another first-class rider, Shinya Nakano. He is hungry for success and highly motivated. I'm convinced that Nakano will have a good season too."

In putting together what will hopefully be a competitive 2008 package Gresini also had some concluding words of gratitude for his collaborators: "Together with the new main sponsor, whose faith in us has been reinforced by two years of positive partnership, it goes without saying that I also want to thank some other key players, Honda and their RC212V, Bridgestone and, of course, my team, whose passion and experience play an essential role in our success."

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MotoGP, 2008, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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