Confirmed: Isaac Viñales to ride with Gresini Racing and KTM in 2014

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_TIN7760_640x480According to several reports in the Italian and Spanish media, Isaac Viñales has signed a contract with the Gresini Team to join their ranks in Moto3 for the upcoming seasons, becoming the new teammate to Italian youngster Niccolo Antonelli. Antonelli’s current teammate Lorenzo Baldassarri will make the move up to Moto2 as he is already having problems with his size on the small Moto3 machines. The team will also switch to a new brand, counting on the power of KTM in 2014 to be more competitive than with the Honda.

Update: The team has now confirmed the signing, you can find the full press release below.


Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 has put the finishing touches to its next “Progetto Giovani” youth development project at Misano today, completing the contractual formalities that will see Niccolò Antonelli line up alongside Isaac Viñales in 2014. It is an ambitious project that unites two young riders who have shown examples of their potential throughout the current season. It is also the latest step in a growing relationship between Fausto Gresini and Bruno Bollini (GO&FUN President) as they look to develop the career of the young Italian and Spanish riders.

Fausto Gresini “I always believed in this project and today I am more convinced about it than ever. We have put together a new line-up of two promising youngsters with Niccolò, who has been with us for two years already, and Isaac Viñales in the belief that they can both be serious contenders in the Moto3 class in 2014. Bruno Bollini (Presidente GO&FUN) shares my belief and together we have the right enthusiasm to create a winning team.”

Bruno Bollini (Presidente GO&FUN) “I immediately found the “Progetto Giovani” that Fausto Gresini proposed to me an exciting prospect and like our products we think we have a team that has the right ‘energy’ to be successful next season. I am proud to have two young and promising riders like Niccolò Antonelli – who we already have an excellent relationship with – and the big Spanish talent Isaac Vinales on board. I am sure that next year Team GO&FUN Moto3 will be a winning package.”

Source: Gresini Racing

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