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Raffin to ride with SAG Racing Team in Moto2™ for next two years

Raffin to ride with SAG Racing Team in Moto2™ for next two years

FIM CEV Repsol Moto2™ rider Jesko Raffin will move up to the MotoGP™ World Championship next season to participate in the intermediate class with the SAG Racing Team.

Currently Raffin leads the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 class with 135 points, 32 ahead of rival Florian Alt. Raffin, an 18 year-old Swiss rider, has five victories and a fourth place to his name in seven races disputed this year.

After the two year agreement was made in Misano, Raffin commented: "This is a big step for me. For the present I can now concentrate 100% on winning the Spanish Championship. For the future, arriving to the MotoGP World Championship is the culmination of lots of hard work and I hope to perform at the expected level."

Edu Perales, SAG Racing Team owner, added: "Jesko is a rider who has demonstrated throughout his sporting career that he is able to compete at the MotoGP World Championship level. He had some setbacks to get there but now it’s done and I am pretty sure that together we can show his talent at the elite level of the motorcycling."

Tags:
Moto2, 2014

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