Barbera on Avintia 2013 challenge: “I think we will go far”

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avintia-2013-motogp-moto2Spain’s Monteblanco circuit was the setting for Avintia Racing’s 2013 launch on Friday. As well as running CRT bikes for Hiroshi Aoyama and Héctor Barberá in MotoGP™ this year, the squad also has Toni Elías and Britain’s Kyle Smith in its Moto2™ line-up.

The presentation featured various activities for guests, such as the opportunity to take to the track in a selection of vehicles while being coached by professional instructors. The riders – joined by team heads Raul Romero and Antonio Martín – later assembled for a team photograph ahead of the resumption of testing in Jerez next week.

“It was a pleasure to be with you all and, I have to say, that was the funniest presentation I’ve been at since being involved in the world of motorcycle racing!” Barberá began. “I’ve known Raul since I was racing in the national Spanish championship and whenever we passed each other in the paddock I used to say, ‘When you have a MotoGP team, we’ll work together’. It turns out that was to become true, we’ve succeeded! I have to thank Avintia Blusens for supporting me and I want to return their efforts with a good job this season. With the team the way it is, I think we will go far.”

In pre-season testing so far this year, Avintia have appeared to be the closest challengers to CRT class leaders and reigning champions Power Electronics Aspar.


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