Jorge Lorenzo’s former team manager Dani Amatriain has returned to racing, and formed “Team 99” with the help of his former rider.
The “Team 99” will compete in the Spanish 80cc cup, and will field three young Spanish riders; Gino Navarro, Alex Toledo and Iker Vera in this seasons series.
The former manager who has managed the likes of Jorge Lorenzo, Emilio Alzamora and Pol Espargaro to name a few, but the Spaniard broke away from Lorenzo and motorcycle racing back in 2008, and has since suffered personal problems.
But he is now back where he is at his best, scouting at “grassroots” level of two wheeled racing.
In a statement released today by Amatraiain, he said; “The project is encouraging, these are very young riders with a great future ahead and I should emphasise that the collaboration with Jorge Lorenzo, with whom we share many happy moments from the beginning, when he was only 10 years old, and I am proud and grateful for. It’s a major challenge to move all my experience to these kids, after having gone through some very delicate and thankfully I can say that I am fully recovered.”
With Amatriain’s track record these are three names that you should definitely keep an eye on for CEV Buckler series, and potentially Moto3 in the future.