Since 2014, SAXOPRINT has been the official sponsor and namesake of the German “Peugeot Motocycle SAXOPRINT” team. The online printing company will continue to support the racing team in 2017 for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship. In this blog article, we will give you an inside view of the team presentation and an overview of the upcoming 2017 racing season.
The new Moto3™ team presented in Dresden
On March 3rd, the Racing Team Prüstel GP hosted an official team presentation. At a press conference at the SAXOPRINT headquarters in Dresden, the new team was presented to journalists from TV, print and radio. The journalists had the opportunity to get to know the new team and see the new design of the Peugeot motorcycles. In addition to the riders Jakub Kornfeil (23) and Patrik Pulkkinen (15), the team owner Ingo Prüstel, managing director Florian Prüstel, and team manager Terrell Thien were in attendance and answered questions. Additionally, Prüstel GP introduced another young rider. The 12 year old Freddie Heinrich will be supporting the motorcycle house in the Moto4 category for the Spanish championship.
The “Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT” team has a new line-up this year. 23 year old Jakub Kornfeil from the Czech Republic and 15 year old Finnish native Patrik Pulkkinen will be making up the 2017 World Championship team.
Florian Prüstel, the Managing Director for the team has high hopes for the young riders.
“We looked for experienced riders that could deliver consistent top-ten results. We found that with Jakub. He is not only a reliable rider, but he also has a lot of experience and has the potential to place on the podium.”
Florian Prüstel, managing director
Since 2010, the 23 year old has been racing in the smallest class of the Moto3™ World Championship. There, he has already achieved over 100 GP starts. One of his top achievements is placing 8th in the World Championship on a Honda belonging to the Drive M7 SIC team.
“He ended 2016 with a top ten finish. If we can do that in 2017 with Peugeot, we will be excited.”
Florian Prüstel about Jakub Kornfeil
Jakub’s new teammate, Patrik Pulkkinen, brings a lot to the team too. According to the racer, his favourite route is “every fast one”. Fans can expect a lot of energy and talent from this young rider.
“We have been watching Patrik for a while. We were able to test him out in Aragon, and we were happy with the results. He can learn a lot from Jakub and he can hopefully develop his talent and potential.”
Florian Prüstel about Patrik Pulkkinen
Racing calendar 2017
18 races will take place world-wide between March and November as a part of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.
Here is the racing calendar for the 2017 season:
FIM MotoGP™ World Championship 2017
Losail International Circuit
Termas de Río Hondo
Circuit Of The Americas
Circuito de Jerez
Autodromo del Mugello
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
TT Circuit Assen
Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Twin Ring Motegi
Sepang International Circuit
Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Cooperation between online printing and motorcycle racing team
In 2014, the online printing company SAXOPRINT became the official sponsor and namesake of the German racing team in the Moto3 class of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship. The partnership will continue for the 2017 season.
The FIM MotoGP™ World Championship is the perfect platform for SAXOPRINT. Speed, precision, passion, and the interaction between man and machine are just as important to online printing as it is to motorcycle racing.
SAXOPRINT looks forward to an exciting racing season.