It’s a partnership born to win. The performance of Bitubo obtained during the test was crucial for starting the partnership.
Bitubo will support the 2010 World Champion Team of Moto 2category during the 2011 season with Factory suspensions managed and developed exclusively for riders Yuki Takahashi and Michele Pirro.
The objective of the R & D Bitubo is to exploit the technical know-how of the Team and, together with extensive experience of its technicians, to achieve the common goal of being world champions together.
For Bitubo it is a return to the GP world after winning the first GP laurel with Eugenio Lazzarini in 1979 in the 50 cc class, then repeated the following year, while in the 125 GP World Champion 1993 with Dirk Raudies, and Vice Champion in 1994. Since 1995 Bitubo comes from around the World GP in order to concentrate on production and covered a few years later in the SBK world.
Currently Bitubo is also a technical partner of Honda Italy for the Honda italian Trophies and technical partner of Team Yamaha Parkingo that took this year’s first victory in the World Supersport Championship at Phillip Island with Luca Scassa, as well as hold many titles in the various domestic Campionships around the world.
Gianni Mardollo (General Manager Bitubo) says: "I am happy to face a challenging season in the World Moto2 Championship with such a prestigious team. I’m sure that Gresini Racing Team, with his experience and professionalism is the best partner to demonstrate the determination with which we want to introduce our technology even at the highest levels of motorcycle racing."
Fausto Gresini (Moto2 Team Owner) says: "I’m pleased to have reached an agreement with Bitubo and be able to deal with them a new challenge. The recent winter tests have shown that Bitubo technical support may be an important added value for our team. Effective, safe and with the increased driveability, Moriwaki MD600 that we will track with the technical support Bitubo, will be competitive and together we will win important successes."