Silverstone (England), Sep 1 (IANS) After a successful debut in Moto3, Mahindra Racing will now supply two Mahindra MGP3O racers to Ambrogio Racing, the team's first Moto3 customer.
Ambrogio Racing will introduce their new Mahindra bikes to the grid at Misano in two weeks time for the Grand Prix di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. The team's German rider Luca Amato and South African teammate Brad Binder will switch to the MGP3O for the remaining six Moto3 races of 2013.
The agreement with Ambrogio will mean that five Mahindra MGP3Os will be seen on the Misano grid. Mahindra Racing's Italian Championship (CIV) Moto3 class-leader Andrea Locatelli will make a World Championship wildcard appearance alongside factory-regulars Miguel Oliveira and Efrén Vázquez.
Moto3 regulations dictate that manufacturers must be prepared to supply up to 15 riders in the class and Mahindra Racing is ready for further production next season.
"There has been a great deal of interest from other teams and we are very excited about seeing five Mahindra MGP3O machines on the grid at Misano. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with Ambrogio Racing," said chief executive of Mahindra Racing Mufaddal Choonia.
Team owner of Ambrogio Racing Fiorenzo Caponera said: "Improving the team's performance is our constant target as we want to give our riders the best possible chance of showing their talent. Mahindra is a recent name in the World Championship but its commitment and excellent results so far this season make Mahindra the perfect choice for our programme."