The 2016 pre-season has already kicked off, and has given to Stratos Madrid based team new colors thanks to Leopard, which will have four Yamaha R1 in the European Superbike Championship structure.
These new colors for the structure of Superbike come with the support of Leopard Energy Drink. The natural energy drink brand will be the official sponsor of both categories, SBK FIMCEV and Junior World Moto3 Championship, so their characteristic colors will be present in both categories.
The Leopard Yamaha Stratos team will have in their box the Spanish Guillermo Llano and Alejandro Medina and Finns Niko Mäkinen and Mika Höglund. Riders are already working with technicians to face the 2016 season with the better performance
The first test for the Superbike class started in Barcelona to continue in Albacete and later in Valencia, where the first race of the year will take place on April 17 at the Ricardo Tormo de Cheste circuit.
#12 Guillermo Llano @GuilleLlano
«I am very satisfied with the pre-season test. In Montmeló and Albacete, things went pretty well and although we have much to learn, we are working on the right way
I want to thank the Team Stratos and Leopard for the great work they are doing and for giving me this opportunity. I think we can manage very well this year, so I really want to arrive soon to the first race.»
#33 Niko Mäkinen
«Start another season with Team Stratos, Yamaha and new sponsors like Leopard makes me really happy. I hope I can improve a lot this year and we are working hard in pre-season test to get it.
At the moment we are improving over last year, which makes me feel very motivated. I’m sure we will continue to do so throughout the whole season.»
#55 Alejandro Medina @55AlexMedina
«I am very happy to be in the Leopard Stratos with the Yamaha Superbike. I´ve had a really good adapt to the bike and I really want to start the season, because at the moment we are in a good way and this motivates me a lot.
I hope to get on the podium and get good races for Leopard, sponsors and the team.»
#75 Mika Hoglund
«The truth is I’m very happy to be here. The first tests were very positive and although we had some small problems, we work hard and solve it.
I would like to thank the sponsors and to all who have made possible this year we are in a team like Leopard Stratos.»
Ricard Jové -Team Manager- @RicardJove
«I think this year we can be very proud of the project presented, with four Yamaha and four good riders with Leopard and supported by Yamaha Spain.
It’s going to be a really interesting season in which we will see the progression of both, Yamaha and our riders. The goal is to get all four are in the top of the standings, especially Alejandro and Niko, who are the most experience in the championship and in the category.»
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