“We are ready for this new adventure”
Team Honda Gresini's past is full of victories and battles, and so is that of team owner Fausto Gresini, twice World Champion. Yesterday, his 2008 MotoGP challenge has officially begun…
. Yesterday morning the Team San Carlo
Honda Gresini's presentation took place at San Siro stadium, in Milan.
Fausto Gresini and San Carlo's president, Mr. Alberto Vitaloni unveiled the new 2008 Honda RC212V livery as well as team's new line-up for the coming season, consisting veteran Shinya Nakano and rookie Alex De Angelis.
“We are ready for this new adventure” – stated Fausto – “we are supported by this new, important sponsor that for the first time becomes a main sponsor in the MotoGP Championship. We believe both our riders, De Angelis and Nakano, are the perfect couple: Alex is young, but ready for the top class, while Shinya, former 250cc vice Champion back in year 2000 with Yamaha, rode also for Kawasaki and Honda and therefore has lots of experience.”
Moreover, we can say we are one the most “Japanese” teams in the paddock, so I think Shinya will feel at home. The winter tests, which took place in Malaysia and Australia were positive and satisfying, they proved we are in a good position. We are now waiting for the new Honda engine whose evolutions will surely improve the RC212V's performance from last year. As usual, I will put all my heart to make this season a winning one.”
Yesterday's presentation of the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini saw Mr.Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, among the many guests. His presence was a proof of the enormous importance given by Spanish Dorna to the Italian team.