In addition to the two Mahindra Racing riders Miguel Oliveira and Efren Vazquez, the MGP30 will be the bike of choice for Ambrogio Racing riders Luca Amato and Brad Binder. Ambrogio is the first Moto3 customer for Mahindra Racing bikes, commendable for an Indian 2 wheeler team that has had decent success in its short career. The fifth rider on Mahindra bike for the Misano GP is local wildcard Andrea Locatelli, who is current leader of CIV championship in Italy.
“So far this season we have definitely proved the reliability and performance of the MGP3O,” says Mufaddal Choonia, CEO of Mahindra Racing. “We are confident of further improvements and there is a lot of development work still underway in Switzerland and India at the moment. There has been a great deal of interest from other teams and we are very excited about seeing five Mahindra MGP3O machines on the grid at Misano. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with Ambrogio Racing. I can say that this is almost something historic for Indian automotive engineering.”
“Improving the team’s performance is our constant target, as we want to give our riders the best possible chance of showing their talent,” adds Fiorenzo Caponera, team owner of Ambrogio Racing. “Mahindra is a recent name in the World Championship, but its commitment and excellent results so far this season make it the perfect choice for our programme.”
In the hands of Oliveira in particular, the factory-entered Mahindra has already proven rapid on numerous occasions this year, such as when the Portuguese rider clinched pole position at Assen as well as three other front row starts.Published 09 Sep 2013, 22:39 IST