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Aspar holds MotoGP™ launch in Valencia

Aspar holds MotoGP™ launch in Valencia

The Power Electronics Aspar Team held its official MotoGP™ team presentation in the Spanish city on Tuesday evening.

Launching a two-rider CRT set-up in the premier class for the 2012 season, Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez was present with a number of Valencian dignitaries to present the team’s livery and rider line-up of Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaro.

“For myself and for the Power Electronics Aspar Team the CRT project is an exciting challenge,” said Aspar. “We had one rider in the premier class before and now we have two, so I am delighted with this. The concept and regulations of the premier class have changed a lot and there is a lot of future in MotoGP. Our tests have been excellent and we are highly motivated. I want to thank Power Electronics for the confidence that they have placed in this project.”

Returning to the premier class after a season in Moto2, Espargaro is highly motivated for the season opener in Qatar in two weeks: “The pre-season seemed to fly by for me, so now I just want to get the final test over and done with and get to Qatar. I am really excited to be part of this new CRT project. I hope that both my team-mate and I have a good season and that we fight to be the best CRT riders.”Experienced premier class rider De Puniet is also eager for the start of the new campaign, and commented: “The start of the season is fast approaching and I consider that we are ready to go. We only have the weekend test at Jerez to go, at which we will get a better idea of what awaits us at the opening race.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2012, Aleix Espargaro, Randy de Puniet, Power Electronics Aspar

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