The twentieth Grand Prix racing season of Gresini Racing officially started today with the presentation of the 2016 racing programs for the Moto3 and Moto2 World Championships, held inside the new racing department of the team in Faenza, Italy.
On stage with Fausto Gresini, the two Gresini Racing Team Moto3 riders, Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio, unveiled the livery of the Honda NSF250RW machine with which they will be taking part in the 2016 Moto3 World Championship.
In the coming days the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 will be back in Spain for three days of pre-season testing at the Jerez circuit, before moving to Qatar to face the last official testing session ahead of the first Grand Prix on the calendar, scheduled on March 20.
“Today we presented our plans for the Moto3 World Championship on the eve of a season that promises to be exciting and important. For Bastianini this is the second year with Honda, and the third in Moto3, therefore Enea will start the season with a good knowledge of the bike and a good experience on his shoulders, although still very young. After fighting for the title in 2015, and the third place in the standings, this year we don’t hide that we have big ambitions, even though we know it won’t be easy, because our rivals are very strong. However, Honda has done a great job over the winter, Enea and the whole team are ready and confident. The Moto3 project has always fascinated me a lot and I’m putting a lot of energy on it: we have been investing on young riders for some years and now we want to achieve even greater satisfactions than those obtained so far. Alongside Bastianini will make his debut Fabio Di Giannantonio, who has already demonstrated his ability to grow well in the first two tests of the year: he’s willing and talented and from him I expect that he can grow race after race, without any particular goals. With Fabio we set a long-term program; the first steps have been positive and this bodes well for the future. I wish to thank Del Conca, Caffè Pascucci and all our sponsors, who strongly believe in this project and give us a valuable and essential support. This year is special also because Gresini Racing will be celebrating 20 seasons in the World Championship: an incredible achievement which proves that our team now represents an important piece of the history of this sport”.