Friday, March 16, 2012

Pirro to make CRT debut at Imola

The San Carlo Honda Gresini Team rider will make his debut on the CRT at a private three day test at the Imola circuit.

Beginning tomorrow, the San Carlo Honda Gresini Team will commence with the debut of their CRT machine at the historical Imola circuit. Testing will be held alongside riders of the Italian championship for three days (March 16-18), and will allow Michele Pirro to build some confidence with his new ride.

The team missed the first opportunity to test at Aragon March 8th and 9th, due to a delivery delay of certain parts needed to assemble the bike. Thus, this week’s test will be the first shakedown of the prototype that the team will undertake.

Speaking at the official presentation of the Honda San Carlo Team at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan last weekend, the Italian rider took a positive view regarding their missing the Aragon test.

"Every cloud has a silver lining," declared Pirro. "If we had gone to Aragon, we wouldn’t have collected much information due to the cold and wind, so our adventure will start at Imola, Fausto Gresini’s city."

The 26 year old rider is excited for the new adventure that CRT presents, though is aware of the challenge ahead. "I am happy and eager to try the bike and start working with my new team and at this test, where we’ll start to understand how our CRT works. The season is very long and it will not spare any obstacles, but I’m sure that with the support of everyone, commitment and team work, we will bring home the best result possible."

source: MotoGP Official

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