Repsol 2012 Team Presentation in Madrid
Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez and Maverick ViÃƒÂ±ales head event for riders competing under the energy company banner this season.
The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid was packed with 9,000 fans this Saturday, as they enjoyed the Repsol Team 2012 presentation. Repsol Honda Team MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, Moto2 star Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez and Repsol Moto3 talents Maverick ViÃƒÂ±ales & Miguel Oliveira took part in the event, which featured music, a light show and magic. The presentation concluded with the surprise appearance of reigning World Champion Stoner onboard the new Honda RC213V.
Casey was hugely enthusiastic about the event…
“This is really fantastic. I have been riding for a Spanish team in Repsol and developing as a rider in Spain was a very special experience for me. To be surrounded by people in this event is somewhere that I have always wanted to be. This is a great place for a presentation”.
Repsol has serious aspirations of titles in each of the categories and championships in which they are present. That is why they have the best riders at their disposal: Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa (MotoGP), Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez (Moto2), Maverick ViÃƒÂ±ales, Miguel Oliveira, ÃƒÂlex Rins (Moto3), ÃƒÂlex MÃƒÂ¡rquez, MarÃƒÂa Herrera, Francesco Bagnaia, Lorenzo Baldassarri (Campeonato de EspaÃƒÂ±a de Velocidad), Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami (Trial).
Fans at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid could hear the ridersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ opinions first-hand, as the three title winners Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez took to the stage alongside the most promising young talents: Maverick ViÃƒÂ±ales, Miguel Oliveira and ÃƒÂlex Rins. The group posed together for the first time, ahead of the first race of the season in Qatar on April 8th. Future stars ÃƒÂlex MÃƒÂ¡rquez and MarÃƒÂa Herrera will be riding for Repsol in the CEV Spanish Moto3 series.
The Repsol Team 2012 presentation was the prologue to the fourth round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship, in which Repsol also has a presence: Toni Bou is the current series leader and a ten time World Champion, accompanied by teammate Takahisa Fujinami.
Source: Repsol Media