GRESINI AND FEDERAL OIL STILL TOGETHER AS BULEGA AND PONS FORM NEW 2020 LINE UP
It is time for pleasant confirmations and exciting news for Gresini Racing, who in 2020 will double its effort in Moto2 with a new line-up consisting of Nicolò Bulega and Edgar Pons, while still counting on the support of Federal Oil as title sponsor.
The partnership between Gresini Racing and Federal Oil is part of the team’s history as the team prepares to spearhead its new attack to the series with the arrival of the recently-crowned CEV Moto2 Champion Edgar Pons – son of the well-known Sito – who had already races with his dad’s team in 2016 and 2017. Together with Bulega, he forms a very young line-up (24 years of age for the Spaniard and 20 for the Italian), but at the same time with a good amount of experience.
The once again white-and-re, Triumph-powered Moto2 machines will be backed by the Indonesian motorcycle lubricant giant, which is one of the longest-running title sponsors in the series. The goal for the whole team will be to return near the front after a disappointing – albeit filled with great expectations – 2019 season.
The new season for Bulega and Pons will begin already on November 20-21 with the first tests of 2020.
PATRICK ADHIATMADJA – P.T. FEDERAL PRESIDENT and CEO
“I am pleased with the extension of our partnership with Gresini Racing for the ninth-consecutive season. We have common goals together in growing both the brand and fan base and loyalty in Indonesia. This ninth season is even more special as we are entering with two riders, both under Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 banner. We hope for a strong season in 2020 to strengthen the confidence of the consumers and fans in our brand even more”.
FAUSTO GRESINI – TEAM MANAGER FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2
“I would like to start off with the partnership with Federal Oil, which I consider to be very special. We start the ninth season together and I can’t be more happy to share with them what is going to be a really interesting season. We will have again two riders in this class and with Edgar we add speed and experience. We wanted to be among the protagonists this year but unfortunately we didn’t make it, but our only goal is to return near the front.”
EDGAR PONS – PILOTA FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2
“First of all, I want to thank the whole Gresini Racing team and especially Fausto for the huge opportunity he has given me. Coming back to the MotoGP World Championship with this team is just incredible and I really can’t wait to meet my new crew and try the Triumph machine. This past season I have been racing with the Honda engine, but for sure the 750cc engine will be much more fun to ride. I will give my best to be on my best level and to have the best possible season. I will do my very best to be as close to the front as I can. Thanks again to everybody”.