Speed Master lines up West for MotoGP

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The team will enter as a CRT in the premier class with the Australian rider in 2012.

The Speed Master team has confirmed its entry as a CRT in the MotoGP category for the 2012 season, with Anthony West its chosen rider for the step up to the premier class.

Australian rider West has previous MotoGP experience, most recently in 2008, and has been riding in the Moto2 class for the past two seasons with MZ Racing.

The 30 year-old’s crew chief on the Speed Master team will be Tommaso Raponi, and the team has announced it will run with an Aprilia engine with a chassis yet to be confirmed.

West’s first season in the premier class was on board a Honda 500cc in 2001, and he rode the majority of the 2007 campaign and the entire 2008 season in the MotoGP category for Kawasaki.

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