TPR Team Pedercini and Vinales Racing join forces for exciting new WorldSBK project
TPR Team Pedercini is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Viñales Racing Team, the two joining forces for the 2023 season.
The collaboration, lasting a minimum of two years, will see the new look TPR by Viñales Racing squad compete solely in FIM Superbike World Championship. The team will race with Kawasaki machinery and a rider announcement will be made in due course.
Lucio Pedercini: “I am delighted to have reached an agreement with Angel and the Viñales Racing Team that will see TPR remain in the FIM Superbike World Championship moving forward with a structure that will allow us to make a big step in terms of performance and see us return to being the competitive team that we know we can be. 2022 was a difficult year in many ways and after discussing with Angel, who is respected and brings a lot of experience, like me from many years in the World Championship, it was an easy decision to make for us to join forces. The project is for a minimum of two years and our target is to become the top independent team within the World Superbike paddock. I still have a lot of passion and although we did the maximum, we could this year I am a competitor and I want to be at the front.”
Angel Viñales: “I didn’t have to think long when I contacted Lucio to join forces in this SBK project. I have always felt extremely comfortable helping riders in the large displacement categories, in the end it is with the bikes that I have the most experience. I’ve spent more than 10 years in MotoGP and with the experience gained over these past two years with my own team, I think we can do a great job together and meet all the goals we can set for ourselves. I am looking forward to getting going to start giving it the change that we both believe the team needs and become a benchmark in the championship.”