The Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 officially launched his 2017 challenge today inside the Gresini Racing headquarters in Faenza, Italy. Riders Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Martin, joined on the stage by the Mularoni family and by team manager Fausto Gresini, took the covers off their two Honda NSF250RW machines with which they will be taking part at the 2017 Moto3 World Championship.
Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 is approaching the 2017 Championship with a pair of riders with great ambitions: last year, in his debut season on the World stage, Fabio Di Giannantonio has quickly become one of the top players of the Championship, showing an incredible growth. Since his sensational first podium finish, the second place last May at Mugello, the 18-year-old Italian rider has in fact been able to fight constantly at the top, surprisingly closing the overall standings in sixth place and just missing out the “Rookie of the Year” trophy. Next to “Diggia” there will be 19-year-old Spaniard Jorge Martin, another young talented rider and potential protagonist of the upcoming season.
“Today we are particularly excited and happy - explains Davide Mularoni, CEO of Ceramica Del Conca S.p.A. - Because we realize a dream of our family, and especially of my father. Last year he was here on this stage to take the covers off the bikes, proud and enthusiastic. Today we are here to carry on his most ambitious sponsorship project: giving the name of our company to the Gresini Racing’s Moto3 team. It’s important to underline, however, that even though our dreams are related to passion, we never forget that our actions must represent a benefit for all the Company, with a big respect for those who work with us and who depends on our choices”.
“Del Conca partnerships - continues Paolo Mularoni, Chairman of Ceramica Faetano S.p.A. - always originate taking a close eye on our stakeholders and in particular on customers and potential customers, on their tastes and interests. We think that bringing them into the magical world of MotoGP can change the relationship with them, strengthening human relations and promoting team building and training activities, looking to a common growth. For us the customer is a real VIP, therefore we want to create for him special and prestigious events, but especially unique like the access to the MotoGP paddock and the team garage”.
The first test of the year for the Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 is scheduled for 8 and 9 February at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO
“Last year I faced my first season in the World Championship with the Gresini Moto3 team and I enjoyed it a lot, growing and collecting a lot of experience. Now we are ready to restart together for the 2017 season and undoubtedly our target is to do very well. We will try to make every race a good race, try to fight for something important! Today we took the covers off my new bike and what I can say now, waiting to get back on track at the Valencia test scheduled in a few days, is that it’s really beautiful! I particularly like the new livery as it’s at the same time aggressive and elegant, with many white areas: I believe we can do great things together! In the tests carried out last November we could try some changes to the bike that we liked; now, in the upcoming test we will continue to work to try to get prepared in the best possible way to the opening round. We are ready and excited for this new challenge!”.
“Today kicks off a great season for all of us. I trained hard over the winter and now I’m full of energy to get back in action! I’m very pleased to be joining this team, I think we can do a great job together and achieve great results. Now we just wait to get back on track in a few days to return to work, but I’m confident because already last November, in my first outing on the Honda, I felt very comfortable and I was able to be fast right away. The bike is different from the one I rode so far in my career in the World Championship, but I loved it from the first moment. We can still grow and I’m convinced that we can fight for the top positions: it won’t be easy, but we have the potential to do it!”.
“I would first like to thank once again Del Conca, which have embraced this ambitious project with a lot of enthusiasm. We can definitely claim to be a top team in the category and we believe we have the credentials to fight for the World title, as actually we did in the last two seasons. Di Giannantonio already achieved great results in 2016, so we expect a lot from him because he can now count on more experience. On the other hand, Martin accumulated a good experience in the past years and I like him a lot as a rider: he’s talented and I think he will give us great satisfaction. Moreover, the choice of Jorge falls in order to have a team with two potentially winning riders: this is the goal of the Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3. We don’t feel pressure, we feel ready and prepared to face this challenge”.
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