Franco Morbidelli pays tribute to his Brazilian roots at Sao Paulo
Italian-Brazilian rider presented a commemorative leather suit during press conference
Sao Paulo, July 11th 2017 – Current Moto2 sensation, Franco Morbidelli, took part in an event held by Estrella Galicia 0,0 with Brazilian press today in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Italian-Brazilian rider commented on his good shape during the first half of the season, his leading position in the Moto2 championship as well as his upgrade role in 2018 as a Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS MotoGP rider.
“Everybody knows my strong ties with this country as I feel a bit Brazilian. It is very special for me being back in Brazil, my mother's home country and feel the support of the Brazilian fans. I hope to be back soon, who knows if it can be for a MotoGP race”, Morbidelli added.
The current Moto2 World Championship leader, took the chance to present in front of the media a special leather suit with the Brazilian flag that he will be competing in during the next Moto2 race, on August 6th in Brno, Czech Republic.
“This is my special tribute to my Brazilian roots, the leather suit looks amazing! I hope it brings me luck and helps me to win in Brno”.
After 9 races, Franco Morbidelli lands in Brazil on the top of the Moto2 World Championship standings with 6 victories and an advantage of 34 points over Thomas Luthi.
“My goal is to keep this pace and win this Championship, that would be the best way to join the MotoGP category, where I will make my debut in 2018 as part of Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS”.
In addition to Franco, the press conference also included the participation of Ignacio Rivera (CEO Estrella Galicia) and Brazilian MotoGP legend, Alex Barros.
Mr. Rivera highlighted the importance for his company on having young talents as brand ambassadors “Estrella Galicia 0,0, through our 0,0 brand, has a strong commitment with motorbike racing by developing a pyramidal structure that goes from the base of the sport to MotoGP, with 14 riders taking part of this unique project”. “Morbidelli is the clear example that we are on the right track”.
Along with Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 supports other big names in MotoGP such as the Spaniards Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Tito Rabat, Alex Rins as well as Australian Jack Miller. Alex Marquez in Moto2 and Italian Enea Bastianini and Spaniard Aron Canet complete the line up in the World Championship. In Brazil, Estrella Galicia 0,0 partners with Alex Barros.
After meeting the press, Morbidelli participated in a digital Q&A with MotoGP fans through the Estrella Galicia 0,0 social media channels.
About Estrella Galicia 0,0
Estrella Galicia 0,0 is the flagship alcohol-free beer of Hijos de Rivera, a Spanish drinks producer and distributor with over 100 years’ experience, present in more than 40 countries around the world. It manufactures an extensive list of widely acclaimed products including Estrella Galicia or 1906 beers and Cabreiroá spring water, but also operates as a national distributor of brands with an outstanding international reputation. Company growth far exceeds the sector average, with turnover doubling in the last 5 years. Its products are now firmly consolidated in the Spanish market, and also enjoy a strong international presence in countries such as Brazil.