Rider young Italian Tony Arbolino revealed when the offer to join Marc VDS did not take him long to think. He believes he will be able to develop with the Belgian Moto2 team.
“I decided to come to the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team because it is one of the best in the history of the Moto2 class. When I was given the opportunity to join, I didn’t even hesitate for a second,” Arbolino said, as reported by the team’s official website.
With Marc VDS, who has an impressive report card in class intermediate, the driver believes he can unleash his potential further and compete competitively for the podium.
“A racer always wants to develop and get better. I think the environment at Marc VDS is the perfect place to do it. This is a team that can help me win,” said Arbolino.
“This team is amazing. Everyone here is very professional and motivated to give their best every time. I like the mentality of everyone involved. It excites me.”
The 21-year-old youth already has a target he wants to achieve in the 2022 season. Arbolino wants to continue to develop his talents as a racer. He believes he can achieve that with Marc VDS.
“My main focus is to make a step forward as a rider and also work to improve the areas I need. I believe with the help of this team I will soon be at the top,” said Arbolino.
“I will work harder than ever to show the potential I have. I am fully committed to making this partnership a success and am ready to fight since the first race (2022) in Qatar.”
Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing
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Regarding his debut season with Intact GP in Moto2, the 2020 Moto3 runner-up said he was satisfied with his overall performance, even though the race weekend was not always easy for him.
“I felt it was a great first season (Moto2) for me because I learned a lot of things. Of course there have been ups and downs, but I understand a lot about this category that will make me strong in the future.”
“I don’t deny that I expected more than well in the first season and feel I can fight for the podium in some races. I learned Moto2 is completely different from Moto3.”
Tony Arbolino ended the 2021 Moto2 season in 14th place in the standings with 51 points. The best achievement was achieved at the French Grand Prix (GP). At that time the rider finished in fourth position.