Red Bull Rookies champ Jorge Martin joins Aspar in Moto3 for 2015
True to form and building from the ground up, nurturing young motorcycle talent, the Aspar Team have decided to incorporate Jorge Martín into their ranks. The Spaniard is the recently crowned new champion of the Rookies Cup.
The rider was the series runner-up last year and has dominated the junior championship this season. Martin, a 16 year-old from San Sebastián de los Reyes, arrives in the World Championship keen to continue developing in one of the best teams in Moto3.
The Aspar Team therefore enjoys an optimistic outlook preparing for next season. The Valencian squad will also become the official team of the Indian giant Mahindra in the Moto3 category, as was recently announced. It will also feature one of the best young Spanish talents, Jorge Martín. He has spent most of his young career in the Bancaja Cuna de Campeones, a successful format devised and designed by the Aspar Team.
The good feelings are enhanced with the news of the confirmation that Juanfran Guevara will also continue with the Valencian team. Since joining the Aspar Team the Lorca rider has continued to grow, becoming one of the strongest riders in the lightweight category in the second half of the season.
The Aspar Team has high hopes for next season and the new collaboration with Mahindra. The riders will be Juanfran Guevara and Jorge Martín, although the Spanish team is not ruling out a surprise announcement in the near future. The team’s efforts will be fully focused on Moto3 next season, with it’s Moto2 project temporarily delayed.
Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’:
“Firstly congratulations to Jorge for winning the Rookies Cup. The whole project with Mahindra excites us greatly. I’m happy with this new challenge that will involve both the new World Junior series and the Moto3 World Championship. Undoubtedly Jorge Martin 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.”
“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.”
Source: Aspar Media