The Tech3 Team is delighted to announce that Raffaele de Rosa and Yuki Takahashi will spearhead the French squad’s exciting new Moto2 world championship project in 2010.
Italian rider de Rosa joins Tech3 having emerged as one of the brightest young talents in Grand Prix racing in 2009. He finished sixth in this year’s 250cc world championship and a series of eye-catching performances earned him the coveted Rooki e of the Year title.
To everyone who have supported me,
I send this news on a short notice, but I have decided to retire from racing at the end of this season.
I’ve concentrated on treatment after breaking my collarbone during Round 3 in Spain and straining my neck in Round 11 in Germany, but by missing a few races, I’ve been a burden to my team as well as to others involved.
If feel that as a professional rider, it’s time to stop racing if I’m not in a perfect condition to do so.
I’ve given this a lot of thought the past few weeks, and I’ve come to this decision through my own will.
The unpredictable British weather conditions made the SBK Superpole round at Donington even more exciting and uncertain. After the first two sessions took place on a dry track, a few drops of rain began to fall just as the
Aprilia USA, the North American importer and distributor of Aprilia motorcycles and scooters , announced plans for the official U.S. unveiling of its eagerly awaited RSV 4 Factory superbike at the upcoming FIM World Superbike Championship USA round at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 Superbike Shows Strong at Losail.
Both Aprilia riders Max Biaggi and Shinya Nakano were able to show the potential of the new RSV4 machine in the Losail races. The Italian was always one of the protagonists of the three-way battle for the lead with Spies and Haga and ended up by taking two third place podium finishes on Sunday, while his Japanese team-mate backed him up with an excellent fourth in the first race and seventh in race 2.