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17 days ago
By Leopard Racing

Bastianini signs with Leopard Racing for 2018

Italian set to move to the Championship leaders and 2015 World Championship winners

Enea Bastianini is set to move to Leopard Racing for 2018, the team with whom Danny Kent took the 2015 Moto3™ crown and current leaders in the standings with Joan Mir.

Bastianini, from Rimini, is a Moto3™ race winner and was Rookie of the Year when he entered the Moto3™ World Championship. Last season he was runner up to eventual Champion Brad Binder.

Miodrag Kotur, COO Leopard Racing: "We are delighted to welcome Enea Bastianini into our operation. In the last few years, we have faced many opponents and always noted their strengths. Enea is a rider with a great talent and we are confident that he will be able to adapt quickly to our method of working for the world title."

Enea Bastianini, rider: "I'm delighted to have reached this deal for the 2018 season with the Leopard Racing Team, who have shown in a few years to be an inspirational team and remain at the top of the Moto3 category. I am also pleased to be able to continue my experience in the World Championship still riding an official Honda. Finally, I would like to thank my current team for the confidence they gave me, and I will do my utmost in the final part of the season to reach the pre-set goals."

Carlo Pernat, Bastianini’s manager: "I am very pleased that Enea has signed with a professional and winning team like Leopard Racing, who are now well established as a top team. It's a team where Enea will surely do well, because technically he knows how to work, the results are in him. I anticipate and hope in the future that they can achieve the  common goal of taking the World Championship."

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