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Terol signs two-year extension with Aspar team

Terol signs two-year extension with Aspar team

The Mapfre Aspar Team has confirmed it has reached an agreement with current Moto2™ rider Nico Terol to retain his services for the next two years.

The Valencian team and Terol, which together won the last ever 125cc World Championship last year, have decided to renew the contract at this stage of the season, to allow all parties to focus fully on the remainder of the season. Terol, for this is his rookie season in Moto2, has had a subdued start yet has been edging ever closer to the top positions. The team have stated they believe in his potential for the future and wish to continue the project for the next two years.

Jorge Martinez 'Aspar', Team Owner

"I am delighted to officially announce the contract renewal with Nico Terol. We remain committed to a rider born and raised in the Cuna de Campeones [“Cradle of Champions”, junior racing series in Valencia]. He was last year's 125cc World Champion with the Mapfre Aspar Team, and the year before he was also runner-up with us. This season he has taken an important step in Moto2, especially in the last few races, but I hope that at the remaining GPs until the season finale he continues to improve. I’m completely confident, and we knew that when coming up to Moto2 he would need time to adapt. But we have made this commitment because we believe that next year he will be fighting for the top positions in every race."

Nico Terol

"I am delighted to have the support of the Mapfre Aspar Team next year. This season is a little trickier than we expected; but in any case, it is part of our learning curve in Moto2, and we are preparing for next year. Having cleared up my situation with the team right now, gives me extra motivation to give everything in the final part of the championship. I'm very happy to continue with the same technical team, as our rapport is great. I am convinced that in Moto2 next season, we will be fighting for top positions. I want to thank Jorge for trusting me, for the effort he made to keep me in their structure, and for giving me one of the best motorcycles.”

Moto2, 2012, GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Nicolas Terol, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2

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