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Calero joins PTR Honda line-up

Nacho Calero becomes the third rider to join PTR Honda for the 2013 World Supersport Championship.
Performance Technical Racing has announced its latest signing for the 2013 World Supersport Championship with newcomer Nacho Calero coming board as its third confirmed rider.

Calero arrives at PTR Honda after five seasons spent competing in the European Superstock 600 Championship, the 22-year-old Spaniard enjoying his best season in 2012 by claiming a pair of podiums on the way to ninth overall.

Joining the already-confirmed Luca Marconi and Imre Toth in the multiple race-winning team, Calero is delighted to have secured such a high-profile ride.

"I'm happy to compete with PTR, a team that is clearly very competitive and committed to helping its riders achieve their maximum potential. I'll be ready to race with one of the best motorbikes in the Championship.

“During my last experience and career at Stock 600, I've achieved good results without a bike that is competitive. I know it will be difficult in WSS but I am ambitious and highly motivated and will do my best to get the best results possible for my team."

With Calero set to ride one of five PTR-supported machines in 2013, manager Simon Buckmaster was pleased to welcome the youngster to the team.

"We welcome Nacho to the PTR Honda team and are excited by what we can achieve together. He is young and talented and this is a big opportunity for him to show what he can achieve on a leading bike in a World Championship."


Tagged as: Nacho Calero , ptr honda

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Dumby - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 10:47 PM

This is how it is people. Fair play to Simon Buckmaster and PTR for going about things in a professional and transparent manner. In world supersport you pretty much have to pay for a ride, end of. I'm not going to begrudge a team that is well run and gives its riders the service they pay for, though it seems that some will. Racing is expensive and why should racers be subsidised to do their hobby? As Rick says, if you are good enough you can pay your dues at PTR and move up with your career. Or you could give your money to Rob Mac... What's more, I am sure that PTR will invest money back into the sport by supporting a young rider for whom talent is the currency, just as they have always done in the past.

Rick - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 8:25 PM

Why do some people keep hating on PTR for giving these riders opportunities to shine and go up on their careers? Is Buckmaster putting a gun to their heads? Can they get a better ride without paying for it? Look how Cluzel got to WSBK after showing good results with PTR. Would he have the same results if he had gone to a free lower end team?



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