The stage was set in the Roialto restaurant in the heart of Milan today for the exciting launch of Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini MotoGP and Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 ahead of the new racing season, which gets underway in Losail, Qatar, on 7th April 2013. The covers were removed from Alvaro Bautista's new RC213V, Bryan Staring's FTR-Honda and Niccolò Antonelli and Lorenzo Baldassarri's Moto3 machines. It was an important occasion to mark the start of a new relationship between Bruno Bollini and Fausto Gresini, whose shared enthusiasm and energy ensures a bright future for a team that plans to fight for top honours in MotoGP whilst developing exciting new talent in Moto3.
Bruno Bollini (Presidente GO&FUN) “We are really excited about the challenge that we face together with Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini, and the company I represent share the same ideals and spirit as the team. The enthusiasm of Fausto, the team and the riders fits perfectly with the GO&FUN Green Energy Drink brand image: young, fresh and natural. For us to move into the world of sport with Gresini and his team, who have been competing at this level for sixteen years, makes me very proud. We are working very hard on these projects and I am sure that our relationship will produce fantastic success.”
Fausto Gresini “What a fantastic day! I am really proud and happy to be here and to be starting this new adventure with a new partner in GO&FUN Green Energy Drink, especially because of the enthusiasm shown by the company President Bruno Bollini. We have some ambitious projects lined up for the present and future and we are taking them on with a positive approach that we are sure can reap positive rewards. The challenge ahead of Alvaro Bautista and Bryan Staring in MotoGP is huge and I am sure that our youngsters in Moto3, Niccolò Antonelli and Lorenzo Baldassarri, will give us plenty to get excited about as the season progresses.”
Alvaro Bautista “It has been a brilliant day! It is really nice to be back with Team Gresini for a second season. The new Team Go&FUN Honda Gresini colours are suitably vibrant and we made some great progress with the machine itself in the recent tests in Malaysia. Now we will look to confirm that progress in the next session at Jerez and make sure we're ready for the first race in Qatar on 7th April.”
Bryan Staring “Everything is new for me: a new bike, new team, new colours... it's a fantastic feeling. It was great to be up on stage next to a true champion like Alvaro and two great young kids in Niccolò and Lorenzo. I am sure this will be a fantastic year for me and I hope to pay Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini back with my performances on track.”