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Cortese confirms 2013 Moto2™ switch with Intact GP

Cortese confirms 2013 Moto2™ switch with Intact GP

Red Bull KTM rider Sandro Cortese has signed a two-year contract with the new German Moto2™ team, Intact GP, to contest the intermediate-class in 2013.

Stefan Keckeisen (Intact batteries) and Wolfgang Kuhn (owner of construction company Kuhn Bau), who have both been sponsoring Cortese for some years now, have decided to strengthen their commitment in motorsport even further, by entering the Moto2™ class with their own new team. Cortese, who leads the Moto3™ World Championship 46 point ahead of Maverick Viñales at present, has singed a two-year contract with Intact GP, that will see him through until the end of 2014. Cortese has spent almost eight years in the lightweight GP class.

The team has already placed its order for a Kalex chassis for the 2013 season, which will see Cortese team up with Juergen Lingg as his crew chief, who was with the young German when he took his first victory in Brno in 2011.

Sandro Cortese

"I am really happy to be making the switch to Moto2. With Juergen Lingg and Intact I’ll have one of the most professional teams in the Motorcycle World Championship at my side from 2013, which will focus solely on me for the first two years. I think this is the best thing that can happen to me! However, right now, I am focusing primarily on the Moto3 World Championship title."

Moto2, 2012, Sandro Cortese

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