2020 BARDAHL Evan Bros. Yamaha team launched in Italy

Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:02 GMT

The successful WorldSSP team unveiled their livery for the new season in style…

Reigning World Supersport Champions BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) have officially launched their 2020 season, with the uncovering of their team in Italy on Saturday evening. The Yamaha-equipped squad, who are scaling back to one bike in 2020, will field Italian Andrea Locatelli, who steps over from Moto2™ to join a stacked World Supersport grid in the forthcoming season.

Team principal Fabio Evangelista was joined by crew chief Mauro Pellegrini in revealing the team’s 2020 colour scheme, remaining virtually unchanged from previous seasons. The Italian squad were dominant in 2019, with numerous 1-2 finishes for Champion Randy Krummenacher and runner-up Federico Caricasulo. Now with Locatelli, they will hope that their one-bike entrance for 2020 will be enough to retain the title.

Speaking at the team launch, Evangelista said: "We're ready for the new season and eager to get started. During the winter, we have worked at our best and perhaps it has been our best winter in terms of growth: we have an undoubtedly valid package. I'm sure Andrea will have his say for the top positions already in Phillip Island, and then fight for the title until the end of the season.”

Locatelli was equally as excited, saying: “I'm very happy to be part of this team, all the guys really put their hearts into everything they do and this can only lead to something positive. We will soon start to get serious, but I have no doubt that things will go well, as we are all working and improving for a common target. I hope to be fast from the first race, I am ready to give my all to make this a winning combination.”

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