· The official pre-season tests have come to an end in Portimão, where David Muñoz was third fastest
· Before these tests, the new design of the team’s bike was presented along with the new sponsors
The start of the Moto3 World Championship is just around the corner. The Portimão circuit will host the first race of the championship this coming weekend, from 24th to 26th March, and BOÉ Motorsports has been one of the leading teams in pre-season testing, especially in the official tests held at the same Portuguese track where the season will begin.
One of the most outstanding performances of the official tests in Portimão was that of David Muñoz. Since Friday the Spanish rider was constantly among the fastest, even leading the first session on Sunday with a best time of 1:47.421. Muñoz was able to improve this time by a tenth of a second (1:47.318), making him the third fastest in the combined standings of the three practice days.
For her part, Ana Carrasco has shown a clear improvement and has worked with the whole team on the pace and set-up of the bike. The BOÉ Motorsports rider finally finished in twenty-sixth position with a time of 1:49.195, 1.9 seconds off the leader.
David Muñoz: “We finished the test quite well, we had a very good feeling. On Friday we struggled a bit more because we didn’t have the bike in place with some problems we had, but on Saturday I made a step forward, something that also happened on Sunday. We knew that by making some changes to the bike and with the better weather we were going to improve, and we did. I feel very good for next week and I think we can fight at the front. Many thanks to my team for their hard work, we are ready!”
Ana Carrasco:“I’m quite happy with this last test, the first two days we focused mainly on finding a good base on the bike to start the season. On Sunday we tried to find a good time and, although I couldn’t do a perfect lap, I managed to do a good lap. The team worked really well and the truth is that I feel ready for the start of the season. I hope to be able to take another small step next week and enjoy the first race of the year”.
New colours, same ambition
Before the official pre-season tests BOÉ Motorsports presented the new colours of its bike. The presentation took place at the Antique Theatro in Seville, where the BOÉ Motorsports riders also wore the official sponsors’ brands that will accompany the team on its path to success.
After its support since last season, Zendure has reinforced its commitment to BOÉ Motorsports. Zendure is one of the fastest-growing EnergyTech start-ups located in the technology hubs of Silicon Valley (USA) and the Silicon Valley Bay Area, China, and Japan. The company’s award-winning portfolio of robust, versatile, and industry-leading IoT home energy storage solutions such as SuperBase V with a Semi-Solid State Battery built-in and balcony solar generators, have helped improve the lives of people around the world at home, at work, and at play.
LS2 Helmets also continues to be part of the BOÉ Motorsports team, a helmet brand based in Barcelona that since its birth in 2007 has confirmed itself as one of the leading companies in its sector both in Spain and internationally thanks to its carbon fibre helmets, as well as the sale of other types of equipment accessories.
This year, Face Petroleum, a Valencian company dedicated to the automotive fuel trade, joins the team. With petrol stations and fuel distribution, this company, which is closely linked to the motor world, continues to expand throughout Spain and Europe.
For its part, Drivercarsbcn continues to be linked to BOÉ Motorsports. The company’s passion for motoring and top-of-the-range vehicles has made them true experts in the marketing, import and after-sales service of premium cars, with facilities covering 1,500 square metres in Cardedeu.
Also joining the team are JDS Suspension System, manufacturers of motorbike suspensions based in Taiwan, as well as Infinitum Fest, a company with which users can create their own avatar and access and participate in concerts and music shows.
In addition, Industrias Galfer, a leading manufacturer of friction materials and braking system components for the motorbike and bicycle sectors, continues its partnership with the team.
Along with all of them, Dainese also joins forces with the team. The Italian manufacturer of protective equipment for motorcycling and sportswear, founded in 1972, is another major brand that has seen in BOÉ Motorsports a great potential for visibility and future.
Once again, BOÉ Motorsports has put together a winning team to compete at the highest level in the Moto3 World Championship.