Aspar team to race in Moto3 with Mahindra
Mahindra Racing has announced that Jorge Martinez’s Aspar Team will campaign the Mahindra MGP3O with a two-rider team in the 2015 Moto3 World Championship. The team will also run two riders on the Mahindra in the World Championship feeder series, the FIM CEV International Championship.
As a rider, ‘Aspar’ won four World Championships, a feat he has replicated as a team owner since forming his own team in 1992. The Aspar team currently operates in all three MotoGP™ classes, with the Mahindra tie-up limited to Moto3™.
“This is an exciting new chapter in the Aspar story,” explained Martinez. “I have been impressed with Mahindra’s attitude and commitment since they entered World Championship motorcycle racing. Mahindra is a huge company and it has a lot of ambition and a desire to win. Their bike is getting better with each race this year and we are all looking forward to working with them.”
Mr SP Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Racing and Mahindra Group President of Strategy and Chief Brand Officer, added, “We welcome the Aspar Team and Jorge Martinez to the Mahindra Racing family. This is an important new step on our journey in top-level two-wheeled motor sport and having partners like Aspar, and our other customer teams, will help to provide the cutting edge to our product development.”
No announcement has yet been made on rider line-ups for 2015, but Mahindra Racing CEO Mufaddal Choonia is confident that the addition of the Aspar Team to the Mahindra family will attract even more talent. “The Aspar team has discovered some great talent over the years and I think the Aspar-Mahindra combination should prove popular with talented riders in the Moto3 class. I’m confident that we can provide them with a very competitive package in 2015.”
The Moto3 World Championship continues this weekend at the Sachsenring in Germany. The Mahindra team is on an upward curve following Miguel Oliveira’s first podium of the season with the MGP3O at the Dutch TT in Assen two weeks ago.