Italtrans Racing Team agrees 2022 season with Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Joe Roberts.
The Japanese rider Tetsuta Nagashima will replace the Tuscan rider, who will soon undergo surgery on his left shoulder.
Italtrans Racing Team is pleased to announce the renewed agreement with Joe Roberts and Lorenzo Dalla Porta for the 2022 season.
The American rider signs for the second consecutive year, while for the Italian it will be the third season with the team.
Although good results in the points and several top ten, Dalla Porta 2021 season has been limited by his injured left shoulder. After missing the British GP and racing at Aragon and Misano, Lorenzo underwent medical investigations that confirmed the need for surgery.
The 2019 Moto3 World Champion has therefore decided, together with Italtrans Racing Team, to stop and immediately undergo surgery on Wednesday 6th October at the Policlinico San Donato in Milan by Dr Massimiliano Caforio. Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and part of the Clinica Mobile team, Dr. Caforio will reconstruct the glenoid cavity, which allows the correct movement of the humerus on the scapula, and will also treat the head of the humerus.
Lorenzo will take advantage of autumn and winter for rehabilitation and will be ready for the new season in the best shape.
Tetsuta Nagashima will replace Dalla Porta in the next GPs. The Japanese rider, born in 1992, last year got a win in Qatar and one second place in Spain.\
“We are happy to announce the renewed agreement with both our riders. The team has worked hard over the last few months and we are sure that we have created solid bases for next season. Joe will have the opportunity to continue the work he started this year; Lorenzo has made significant progress but due to the condition of his shoulder we have decided to stop in view of the 2022. Tetsuta Nagashima will take his place in these last races: I’m sure he will join our family with great motivation”.
Lorenzo Dalla Porta
“I’m very happy to renew with Italtrans Racing Team. We have worked a lot in these two years and next one I’m sure we will achieve good results. Together with the team we agreed that it’s more important to think about next season: once undergo surgery I will be ready in the best shape”.
“I’m happy to have renewed with the team for the 2022 season. We are working hard for my growth in Moto2 and I’m sure next year I will confirm my qualities”.
“I want to thank Mrs. Laura and the whole Italtrans Racing Team for giving me this opportunity. Moto2 is a very competitive class and the level is high, but I will give my best. I can’t wait to get on track”.
02 July 1992
First race in the World Championship: 2013, Moto2
Pole Position: 1