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Important test period awaits Loi as he steps up to Moto3™

Important test period awaits Loi as he steps up to Moto3™

Marc VDS Racing Team’s new recruit, Livio Loi, who makes his first step into the Moto3™ World Championship, faces an important learning curve as his pre-season test period begins in Valencia tomorrow.

Loi's 2012 season ended on a high, with second place in the final CEV round at Valencia. The 15-year-old is certainly looking forward to getting back on his Kalex-KTM Moto3 machine, after a winter spent catching up on schoolwork. Preseason testing will be especially important for Loi, as Grand Prix regulations dictate he can't race until after his 16th birthday on 27th April, which means he will have to sit out the first two rounds of the championship.

Livio Loi

"I don't know what my expectations need to be ahead of my world championship debut, but I do know that I'm going to learn a lot this year. The races in Moto3 are longer than the races I did last season in the Rookies Cup and CEV, so I've been training hard over the winter and I feel well prepared for the challenge ahead. These preseason tests are going to be important for me, as I will miss the first two rounds of the season, but I hope I can do well. Like always, I'll go full throttle and we will see."

Michael Bartholemy, Team Principal

“Livio is making a huge step this season, but he has time to find his feet and we won't be putting undue pressure on him. I'm sure he'll rise to this new challenge and the smile that was pretty much a permanent fixture last year will remain."

Information courtesy of Marc VDS Racing Team.

Moto3, 2013, Livio Loi

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