PETRONAS Sprinta Racing launch 2020 Moto2 campaign2020-02-19 11:45
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing is excited to kickstart its 2020 Moto2 World Championship campaign with riders Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon, who will ride their Triumph-powered Kalex machinery in 2020 livery for the first time today at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto, in the first day of the official three-day test.
2020 sees an all-new extended line-up for the team, with the addition of a second bike, along with riders Vierge and Dixon. Last year saw the squad experience a challenging season with one bike and an injured main rider, but the season ahead offers new opportunities for the expanded squad.
Spanish sensation Vierge is no stranger to the Kalex package, having utilised their chassis for the past two years and claimed two podiums in the category. His highest placed finish of 2019 was achieved at the Malaysian Grand Prix, where he finished just outside of the podium positions in fourth.
Team-mate Dixon made his Moto2 debut in 2017, before completing his first full Moto2 season in 2019. The Brit makes the change to the Kalex chassis, but has already enjoyed a successful private test that saw him gel with his PETRONAS Sprinta Racing machine.
The team also officially welcomes on board new sponsors Essens with their Flymeto brand, Yasuni, PBR and Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear, and look forward to completing the upcoming three-day tests (Jerez: 19-21 February & Qatar: 28 February-01 March) before focusing on the first round of the year at Losail International Circuit, Qatar (06-08 March).
We expect great things from PETRONAS Sprinta Racing in Moto2 over the season ahead. It’s no secret that 2019 was a challenging year for us with a one-bike squad and an injured rider. 2020 is different. We have an extended squad with two bikes. Xavi Vierge comes with much experience and with this there is a lot of expectation too. We believe that he will flourish with our team. It’s not only Jake Dixon’s first time with us but also on the Kalex too and we think he could be a rider who will surprise people.
Source: SIC Racing Team
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