Tuenti HP 40 launches bike for 2013

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Tuenti HP 40 has launched its 2013 Moto2™ contender in Spanish capital city Madrid. One of the team’s trio of riders is Pol Espargaró, who remains with the outfit and is generally regarded as a firm favourite for the world title this year.

The presentation, also featuring teammates Axel Pons and Esteve ‘Tito’ Rabat, was staged at the Telefónica Flagship Store in Madrid.

“Having three young and determined riders in one team will not be easy and neither will the fight for the world title,” acknowledged team head Sito Pons, double 250 World Champion of 1988 and 1989. “For 2013 we have maintained a team which is capable of keeping up the good results of 2012, which includes last year’s runner-up Pol Espargaró.

“We are excited and confident that we can fight for the world title, which is our main goal. Pol, Tito and Axel will have the best possible machinery and a first-class technical team which has already proven its abilities.”

Last season, Spaniard Espargaró – whose brother Aleix became CRT Champion in MotoGP™ – was beaten to the Moto2 crown by Marc Márquez.

“I’m delighted to have another year with Tuenti HP 40, riding a Kalex and working with the technical team headed up by Santi Mulero,” he smiled. “Last year we were runners-up; winning four races, earning 11 podium finishes and eight pole positions. We’ve been labeled favourites for 2013, but I’m well aware that I start on zero points just like everybody else, and that becoming World Champion in Moto2 is never an easy thing to do.”

Moto2™ now heads into its fourth season, having replaced the 250 category from 2010 onwards. Its title winners to date are Spain’s Toni Elías, Germany’s Stefan Bradl and the aforementioned Márquez – all of whom have switched to MotoGP™ for the following year.

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