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Honda HRC MXGP Broadcasts Three-Rider 2024 Roster with New, Younger Italian Signee

The following press release is from Honda HRC: Team HRC are entering into the new motocross world championships with three riders on-board their Honda machinery as Tim Gajser and Ruben Fernandez are joined by young Italian, Ferruccio Zanchi, for what is a return to the MX2 class for this prestigious manufacturer. Five-time world champion Gajser

Honda HRC MXGP Broadcasts Three-Rider 2024 Roster with New, Younger Italian Signee

The next press launch is from Honda HRC:

Staff HRC are getting into into the brand new motocross world championships with three riders on-board their Honda equipment as Tim Gajser and Ruben Fernandez are joined by younger Italian, Ferruccio Zanchi, for what’s a return to the MX2 class for this prestigious producer.

5-time world champion Gajser wants no introduction, because the Slovenian appears to be like so as to add to his trophy-haul after an injury-hit 2023 marketing campaign. The #243 did return later within the yr and ended up profitable two of the ultimate three rounds, however his eyes have been firmly set on this yr for a while and he can be trying to proceed his profitable methods, on what’s a brand-new Honda CRF450R.

Each him, and teammate Fernandez have been strenuously testing the brand new machine over this winter interval, ensuring it’s prepared for all of the challenges {that a} 20-round MXGP season can throw at it, and after appreciable using time, each are extraordinarily proud of the outcomes and are excited for the primary gate-drop on March 9-10.

Fernandez is particularly wanting ahead to heading right down to Argentina once more, and the fabulous facility in Villa La Angostura, because the #70 was victorious there final yr, in what was his first-ever MXGP win. It was an vital second and one that actually boosted the Spaniard’s confidence for the remainder of the season, and now he’s as soon as once more feeling good as this season appears to be like to get underway within the South American nation.

It was an enormous step for Staff HRC to be re-joining the MX2 class, but additionally a vital one for the model to be racing competitively on the smaller 250cc machines, and Zanchi was seen as the proper prospect to guide this new enterprise for 2024. The Italian already has a few wildcard MX2 rounds below his belt, and was profitable within the EMX250 class final yr, and can now step-up full time in what’s a totally clean slate for him and the bike. Each events know that it received’t be straightforward to return in and problem immediately, however each have put in lots of work over this low season to be prepared for what awaits. That is seen as a long-term mission to attempt to get again to the extent that noticed Gajser win the MX2 title in 2015, however everybody concerned is aware of there may be lots of potential, and with the experience and winning-mentality that Staff HRC possesses, it is going to solely be a matter of time earlier than they’re again the place they belong.

So with two new bikes and one new rider, 2024 is shaping-up to be a really thrilling season for everybody concerned, however earlier than the world championships get underway, there are two warm-up races in Riola Sardo and Mantova for threesome to place their respective machines by way of their first aggressive paces and ensure every little thing is prepared for Argentina in simply over one month’s time.

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“I can’t watch for this season to get underway. I discovered my kind on the finish of final yr and since then we’ve had a brand new bike which is nice to experience and I’m wanting ahead to going on the market and displaying it. The low season has been good, with lots of further stuff however I’ve been capable of get within the using I’ve wanted to do and basing myself in Sardinia for a month or so has labored out properly in order that I can actually prepare how I must. The workforce have been working laborious alongside me to assist get every little thing to the place it must be, and now we’re simply trying to get to that first gate drop and getting this 2024 season began.”

“I’ve been actually impressed with this new bike and it’s been enjoyable getting it setup how I would like it and dealing how I would like it for the season forward. Clearly, I began off 2023 by profitable in Argentina and it could be nice to begin 2024 off with a bang as properly, however the aim is to have extra sturdy moments, and be constantly difficult up the entrance. The actual fact we now have two Spanish GPs now, with one near my house is nice for me and I’m actually wanting ahead to the brand new spherical in Galicia, and there are literally lots of races I consider I can do properly at.”

“That is such a terrific second for me. It’s what each younger rider desires to attain after they first get on a motocross bike – to experience for Staff HRC. Nevertheless, this second is simply the beginning, and I do know that the true work begins now. It’s a nice honour to be the particular person they selected to guide the renewal of this CRF250R programme, however I do know that I would like to present it 100% effort to guarantee that this yr, and the approaching years can be profitable for each myself and the machine. I need to thank all of the individuals near me who helped make this attainable and I’d additionally wish to say howdy to all of the Honda followers world wide who I’ll now be representing on the observe. I look ahead to assembly you and hopefully I can do you proud within the races.”

“We’re very excited to have signed Ferruccio for this upcoming season within the MX2 class. It was a choice we thought so much about as a result of it is a vital one for Honda and HRC, to return again to racing our CRF250R and we knew that we needed to do it the proper method. We consider that Ferruccio is the proper rider for this mission, and that he can develop with the bike and develop it in order that we are able to get again to profitable races and being profitable within the MX2 class, like we now have finished within the MXGP class.

In fact, with Tim and Ruben, we all know we now have two world class riders who’re each hungry for fulfillment this yr and with this all-new Honda CRF450R, we’re assured that they are going to be proper up there difficult for wins on the planet motocross championship.”

“It has been lots of work this off season, getting every little thing prepared as we now have a brand new CRF450R, and we’re again working with the CRF250R once more, plus we now have a brand new rider with Ferruccio, so everybody has been very busy ensuring we’re as ready as attainable for this upcoming marketing campaign. A giant because of the workforce in Japan and everybody right here who has been making all of it occur and an enormous because of all our sponsors for working alongside us to assist us with this mission. I actually can’t wait to see all three riders on the observe, as a result of they’re all at completely different, however thrilling factors of their careers and it has the potential to be a terrific yr for Staff HRC.”

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