Thursday, November 26


Italian accessories maker Barracuda will continue its support for Gresini Racing in 2016, across all three classes:  MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.

In addition to the Aprilia RS-GP prototypes brought on track by Aprilia Racing

Alvaro Bautista on the Aprilia RS-GP prototype.
Team Gresini, throughout the next season the BARRACUDA logo will also appear on the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Gresini Racing Team Moto3 bikes.

The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini V4s will be raced by Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl with the possibility of Frenchman Mike di Meglio being the official test rider for the team.

In Moto2, English rider Sam Lowes takes over the Team Federal Oil Gresini Kalex machine from Belgian  Xavier Simeon, winner of the German GP at the Sachsenring.

Sam Lowes on the Team Federal Oil Gresini 
Kalex machine' 
Lowes has already impressed the team with his pace in the two days of testing at Valencia following the final grand prix of the year.

In Moto3, Gresini Racing is represented by Enea Bastianini, the 'Rookie of the Year' in the class in 2014 and third place finisher in 2015.

BARRACUDA is a young Italian brand that promotes Italian design all over the world, offering a wide range of tuning and aftermarket accessories for street and racing bikes.  Established in 2002, BARRACUDA is focusses on new generation customising.  Its owner, Alessandro Giardina, is always looking for new frontiers in design.

Enea Bastianini finished third in the World Moto3 Championship.

“I’m extremely grateful for the trust that Alessandro Giardina, owner of Barracuda Moto, continues to put in our projects: their valuable support is an essential fuel to power our all-round commitment in the World Championship, says the former two-time World 1215 Champion (1985 & '87).  "It’s also thanks to partners like Barracuda, driven by a great enthusiasm, that we can look forward to 2016 setting ourselves big goals. For the third consecutive year the Barracuda brand will appear on all the motorcycles we take to the track: this also reflects the identity of this young and eclectic brand, whose products meet the most varied requirements and show the constant research for new styles in terms of design”.