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MotoGP: San Carlo Honda Gresini Unveiling

2011 MotoGP Livery

The San Carlo Honda Gresini MotoGP team unveiled its 2011 livery at the Monza Circuit in Italy Wednesday.

Besides team riders Marco Simoncelli and Hiroship Aoyama, San Carlo President Alberto Vitaloni and MotoGP Team Manager Fausto Gresini presided at the event.

"Super Sic" Simoncelli and his new teammate Aoyama will both be entering their sophmore years in MotoGP, as they contest on the Honda RC212V in 2011. During the first pre-season MotoGP test session in Sepang, Simoncelli was the fastest rider.

Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini MotoGP) says: "I am really happy to be here at Monza for the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini 2011 presentation. Monza brought me good luck during my 250cc career, when we also did our team presentation here, so from a superstitious point of view I couldn’t be happier! Now I am looking forward to getting to Qatar for the final test and above all for the first race."

Hiroshi Aoyama (San Carlo Honda Gresini MotoGP) says: "I am happy to be enjoying this experience with a new team, who have made me feel very comfortable straight away. We had a good text recently in Malaysia and I am very determined about the season ahead. My objective is to do well and maybe even fight for the top five. Whatever happens I will be giving my best in every race."

Alberto Vitaloni (San Carlo President) says: "It is a day to celebrate, with San Carlo reaching 75 years of age and Fausto Gresini having recently turned 50. Everything is in place for us to have a good season this year. The team have been working hard in recent years and we have had to be patient but now is the time for us to reap the fruit of all that we have sown in MotoGP.

"We have a competitive line-up with Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama and I am sure that together we will be celebrating the kind of results that we know the team is capable of. It is a fantastic moment and all I can say is good luck to everybody."

Fausto Gresini (San Carlo Honda Gresini MotoGP TM) says: "Today was the moment we had all been waiting for, with the presentation of Team San Carlo Honda Gresini 2011, and I am happy that we are able to do so with two riders of the calibre of Simoncelli and Aoyama. We think this will be an excellent season for us.

"Simoncelli has made great progress, Honda have given us a great bike and we are delighted to have San Carlo with us again as main sponsor because they have shared some difficult times with us and now I hope it is our opportunity to pay them back with some great success. We are looking forward to Qatar and can’t wait to get on track for the first race."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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