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Moto3: 2016 Mahindra ‘significantly different’

“The gap between us and the competitors has been narrowing every season. I hope we are able to completely bridge this gap in 2016” - Mufaddal Choonia, Mahindra Racing.
The new Aspar-Mahindra partnership has so far delivered just one Moto3 podium, but both parties are adamant of better results in 2016.

“I hope that alongside Mahindra we can take a major step forward and give the riders a bike that they feel 100% confident with and excited about,” declared team principal Jorge Martinez 'Aspar'.

“Our hope is that we can go into next season at the top level from the start and that it is a year of great results for us. I want to see the Aspar Team, Mahindra, the riders and our sponsors enjoying racing through winning. That is the challenge ahead.”

Mufaddal Choonia, CEO of Mahindra Racing, revealed that next year's machine will be 'significantly different' and hopes it will bridge the gap to the race-winning Honda and KTM machines.

“We are making improvements on almost all areas of performance of the bike and more particularly on the engine side,” he said. “We know where our package is strong and where it is weaker compared to the competition.

“Fortunately we have made strides every year and the gap between us and the competitors has been narrowing every season. I hope we are able to completely bridge this gap in 2016 and give all our riders a package capable of winning races.”

Choonia added: “We have and continue to make significant investments in our racing development centre in Italy. This includes both in manpower and equipment. Some very good talent will be joining us over the next month or two and this will help strengthen the Mahindra Racing development team significantly.

“We have also made a lot of improvements to the 2016 Mahindra MGP3O racer and the new bike will be significantly different from the motorcycle we have at the moment in almost all areas.”

Two of Aspar's three riders - Pecco Bagnaia, who took Mahindra's podium at Le Mans, and Jorge Martín - have been re-signed for next season.

Tagged as: Moto3 , Mahindra

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November 03, 2015 6:00 AM

madh4tt3r: yea there hasnt been an italian champion for a long long time, but even longer is south african champion. not since the 70's has there been a south african champion. to me that would be even better, if not a british champion then lets move away from europe and support the outsiders
No I think that 0% of Italians will get dreams causing wetness from the idea of a Binder victory. If you are South African, yes it is amazing how you guys came together after the loss to Japan. Is that not enough? If you are not South African then you will not understand the reference.


November 02, 2015 5:16 PM

Mahindra has been struggling all year with their engine which doesn't have the grunt and power of the hondas and the ktms. Hopefully they will break the duopoly and finally win next year. That would be awesome for the sport. A competitive Mahindra will also mean a competitive rebranded Peugeot.

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