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Aspar recruit Rookies Cup champion Martin

Aspar recruit Rookies Cup champion Martin

Aspar Team have recruited 2014 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup champion Jorge Martin to ride with them in the Moto3™ World Championship next year.

Martin was the Rookies Cup runner-up in 2013 and has dominated the junior championship this season. Martin, a 16 year-old from San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid, will arrive in the World Championship keen to continue developing his talent in one of the most prominent teams in Moto3.

Meanwhile, Aspar Team will also become the official team of the Indian manufacturer Mahindra in the Moto3 category, as was recently announced.

Aspar have also confirmed that Juanfran Guevara will also continue with the Valencian team in 2015.

The Aspar Team has high hopes for next season and the new collaboration with Mahindra. The team's efforts will be fully focused on Moto3 next season, with it’s Moto2™ project temporarily delayed.

Jorge Martinez 'Aspar', Team Manager, commented, “Firstly congratulations to Jorge for winning the Rookies Cup. The whole project with Mahindra excites us greatly. Undoubtedly Jorge is a rider who has earned the respect of us all, he is doing very well and deserves a chance, so let's go for it. In the future I hope to continue seeing him as a star in big races. He is eager to do things the right way.”

“I like him because he is a fighter who wants to learn and always tries to improve himself. I talked to him and I already mentioned some aspects that we would like to improve on. Most importantly though, with him being so young, is to continue with the vision and desire to take risks and grow. He is young and now is the perfect time to soak in everything that happens around him, both in training and racing.”

Martin added, "I'm living an amazing experience, I hope to continue enjoying and learning a lot from my jump up to the World Championship. Lately I'm having trouble sleeping due to excitement as I have wanted to start working with the Aspar Team already. I am convinced that I am joining a very close team. For me they are one of the best in the World Championship and have always been a top team. I hope to match up to the opportunity.”

“Jorge told me that he hopes I enjoy every moment and to try to learn everything I can. The important thing now is to continue to grow as a rider. Looking from outside, the Moto3 class seems to be very hard, but I think I'm a strong rider and I hope to adapt as quickly as possible. I consider myself a consistent rider and I try to improve every time I go on track. That's what makes me go fast.”

Moto3, 2014, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3

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