Zanol on the new HRC team:
What can you talk about the motorcycle that will run in the Dakar?
The bike is designed specifically for the Dakar. The experience I have with CRF 450X is that it is a great bike, very sturdy and reliable. I've run the Sertões twice and have trained a lot with the bike to facilitate the adjustment when the prototype is ready.
You have scheduled trips to Japan to follow the development of the motorcycle? Is there a prescribed test?
The team has a test in August in California, but I can not go because I'll be competing in the Rally of Sertões. My first test will be in September in Japan This trip should last a week and will be important for me to make arrangements in conjunction with the mechanics for the Dakar. I can not wait to see the new bike.