The Redox PrüstelGP team welcomes 17-year-old and current Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup rider Filip Salač in 2019, making it an all-Czech line up in their Moto3™ garage next year as Salač teams up with compatriot Jakub Kornfeil.
Salač currently sits fourth in the Rookies Cup standings on 122 points and has managed to stand on the rostrum four times this season, with a best result of P2 in Race 2 at Assen. He’ll now make the step up to the Moto3™ class in 2019, an opportunity he’s very much looking forward to:
"I am very happy to be able to ride in the Redox PrüstelGP Team next season and would like to thank all those who have supported me so far and make this dream come true. I will continue to focus fully on finishing the Red Bull Rookies Cup with the best possible result. In the winter I will carry out a tight training program to be well prepared for my new challenge in the spring. I will definitely give everything and look forward to working with my new team."
Florian Prüstel (Managing Director): "We have been watching Filip for a while now and have often thought about him. I think he has improved year by year and showed good performances. He also has a 2-year KTM experience, which is certainly useful for him. As many riders will switch to the Moto2TM class in the 2019 season, I already have a good top 5 rider with Jakub Kornfeil - so the idea was to take a rookie or an already experienced World Cup pilot. The decision was not easy, but I think with Filip we go the right way. Since our team base at the Sachsenring is not far from the Czech Republic, we will have short distances and we can work intensively with our GP riders outside of the race weekends. In addition, we can better integrate our German junior riders in this training. As before, the big goal is to establish sustainable success in the Moto3™ World Championship and, of course, to open the door to young German talent. Our junior work in the PrüstelGP Academy is under way and we plan to expand our commitment again in 2019 and to support other riders. We are setting a lot of levers in the background, but of course the financing of the projects has to be ensured sustainably. There is a lot of work behind it - so thank you very much to our partners and sponsors - whether at national or international level. After restructuring the team structures in the last two years, this year's sporting success was added. This motivates the team and the sponsors alike - and that's why I'm confident that we'll be strong in the coming season. Always according to the guideline "Together we grow to meet our challenges", which we also follow in the family business PRÜSTEL Logistics."
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