Jul 4, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Ivan Alonso
Young Gun Anthony Alonso (64). Photo by Brandon Bones/Studio 819.
First, I want to thank everyone of you for all of the support you've given Anthony throughout the years. Most of you have known Anthony for many years, and some got to know him when he first began to ride PocketBikes at the age of 5. For that reason it is tough to share with you the news we are moving to Spain.
My wife and I have struggled with this decision for the better part of this year and after many sleepless nights we decided it was the right thing to do for Anthony and our family.
I discussed the idea with my employer late last year, when Anthony was admitted to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Fast-forward 6 months and it seems we'll be moving August 1st.
I will be working out of Barcelona and we plan to live in the surrounding area. This is a HUGE change for us, not only because neither my wife or the kids speak Spanish, but also because we're leaving many friends. But we feel it is necessary if we truly want to see Anthony perform at his best. The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is the highest level in which he's had to perform and we want to make sure he's given every opportunity to do his best.
I hope we will be able to continue to count on your support in the future. We plan to do some British Superbike rounds and we hope you'll be able to join us in that adventure.
As we've done in the past, we'll continue to stay in touch with all of you.