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Canepa teams up with Scot Racing for Moto2 project

Canepa teams up with Scot Racing for Moto2 project

Italian rider signs a deal with Scot Racing Team to compete in the new Moto2 category in its first ever season next year.

Scot Racing Team has announced that Niccolò Canepa will ride in the Moto2 class in 2010 for the Republic of San Marino squad, after an agreement was signed with the Italian.

The 21 year-old will ride the prototype designed by the Scot Racing Team, who make the transition to the new class having triumphed with Hiroshi Aoyama in the final 250cc season this year.

“I'm absolutely delighted with the agreement we have signed,” said Canepa, who has just completed his rookie season in MotoGP on a satellite Ducati. “I'm also really happy at the opportunity of playing a creative role in a working group that has displayed great potential and results – this season and in the past. A new class and a new bike: it will be a tough job, but with a rewarding outcome. The target is to do well.”

Team owner Cirano Mularoni added, “We are delighted to have Niccolò with us. We asked him to join Scot Racing Team because he’s fast, competitive and, although still very young, already a very experienced rider. He competed in MotoGP this year, and in the same class he was a test rider the previous season. In our opinion, he’s the right man for a brand new class and a team like ours. We have designed our own bike and we are going to develop it day by day, race by race. We are convinced we can do a great job together.”

250cc, 2009

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