“But I am still confident, because I had good results at Jerez
and Qatar in the past. During the Jerez
tests, I will try to learn and understand as much as possible about the bike, then we will see where we are at in comparison to our rivals. I can't wait to get on the bike!“
Team owner Daniel M. Epp added: “With three victories and a total of 18 podium finishes, Sergio proved that he is one of the top riders in grand prix racing. He deserves another chance.
“With Sergio in our team, Tom can go through his recovery program step by step and without time pressure. But of course, we and his bike are ready for him as soon as he is fit again!”
Gadea's deal means that Gino Rea, whose planned ride with the proposed ESGP entry recently fell through, is still looking for a 2013 ride.