Mahindra Racing has been quite prolific and serious about its racing career ever since its début in 2011 and for 2013 they have signed Efrén Vázquez and Miguel Oliveira to better their chances at the Moto3 Championship. The riders together bring in the right blend of experience and on track aggressiveness to the team which will help Mahindra develop the bike at a much faster pace and at the same time give them a good chance at better race results. Mahindra recently tied up with Suter Racing Technologies and this partnership most definitely ups the ante for the team and we could see some interesting results next season.

“We are in the process of implementing strategic changes we had planned for next year and so far the outcome has been excellent,” emphasized Mr S.P. Shukla, President, Group Strategy and Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra Group. “MotoGP plays an important part in our wider business strategy as a leading player in the field of mobility from 2 wheelers to cars to sports vehicles. It is also a vital test bed for future technological development. We are committed to success in the series and the announcement that these two talented young riders will join Mahindra Racing underlines this.”

“This is an exciting opportunity,” explained Efrén Vázquez. “Mahindra has shown some real commitment to the sport and I was impressed by their plans. I am looking forward to working with the team and we are aiming to make the new bike into one of the top machines in Moto3.”

“Having an Indian company involved in MotoGP is great and so I am very pleased to join this project,” added Miguel Oliveira. “Mahindra Racing has enormous support in India and I want to help them achieve their goals. I know there will be challenges ahead, but I am confident and very excited about 2013.”

CEO of Mahindra Racing Mufaddal Choonia concluded: “Signing these two riders was very important to us, and I think it is testament to the efforts that we are putting in to our 2013 programme that they wanted to join Mahindra Racing. Our plans are coming together well, but we are under no illusion that 2013 will be easy. We have learned some hard lessons this year, and we have a much stronger all-round package in place for the future.”