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LCR HONDA MOTOGP TEAM HITS SPAIN FOR JEREZ POPULAR GP The LCR Honda MotoGP Team Randy de Puniet hits Europe this week for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez de la Frontera which is one of the biggest event of the season. The Southern Spain circuit...


The LCR Honda MotoGP Team Randy de Puniet hits Europe this week for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez de la Frontera which is one of the biggest event of the season. The Southern Spain circuit hosts the second round of the championship after night-race in Qatar three weeks ago which saw Stoner on the top of the podium.

The Frenchman aboard the Michelin-shod Honda RC212V is determined to improve his first performance at the desert circuit aiming to end the first seasonal European race in the top-five ahead of thousands of two-wheels fans. After a successful pre-season test last winter, De Puniet will focus his work mainly on bike setting and tyres testing to get a better position on Saturday's qualifying session.

De Puniet: "I like this track even though it's not my favourite. It's very technical but the straights are not very long. I know this track very well and we had a very good test in the winter. I can't say we'll be able to repeat the good performance we had in the tests. I expected the same during the race in Qatar some weeks ago because the tests were pretty positive but the race was quite different. However my pace on race tyres during the winter tests was consistent and fast but the conditions were a bit different at that time. We'll focus our work on the bike setting trying to get a better position on the grid on qualifiers."


On Sunday the 30 of March the MotoGP championship will face the first 2008 European round at the famous Jerez de la Frontera circuit.

The Southern Spain track will host one of the most popular events of the calendar and the LCR Honda MotoGP Team is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with EUROBET company which will act as Title Sponsor for the Team during several rounds of this season.

Eurobet Italia is part of the Gala Coral Group and the online sportsbook dedicated to the Italian market since 2006. Gala Coral is Europe's largest integrated betting and gaming group and one of Britain's largest privately owned companies. The Gala Coral group is made up of over 17 thousand employees, more than 1600 betting shops, 175 bingo halls, and 30 Casinos in the United Kingdom. Here it is known as a leading online bingo company thanks to the launch in February 2006 of a brand new in-house developed product. Eurobet Italia has been operating in Italy since April 2006 after the purchase of a betting licence and in compliance with AAMS laws and regulations. has extremely competitive odds on both major national and international sport events offered by the State monopoly. These include football, tennis, motorsports, basketball, volleyball and winter sports. At present the company has been developing its own network of shops in Italy. Eurobet had 3 previously owned licenses and obtained 403 by participating in the AAMS bid: 100 for sports betting shops, 45 for horseracing betting shops and 258 for corners.

"We are glad to join again LCR Honda MotoGP Team in the 2008 MotoGP season" said Domenico Giovando, Managing Director of Eurobet in Italy. "This is a crucial moment for Eurobet, as since we entered the Italian market we have been aiming to rapidly hit our objectives in terms of improving the products and offer and to complete the activation of our retail business". This sponsorship is signed at an important time for Moto GP, that in the last few years has become increasingly popular.

Lucio Cecchinello: "We are honoured to renew our important collaboration with EUROBET for the 2008 season as well. This collaboration started nearly ten years ago and EUROBET celebrated many successes with us during our participation in the minor classes till the development of the new MotoGP project in 2006. The renewed and rising involvement of EUROBET with our Team confirms our idea to develop a new partnership project which aims to get new advertising spaces (normally reserved for Main sponsors) in different markets worldwide. Through this innovative system many companies like EUROBET can gain specific communication and advertising results to improve their brand popularity more and more".

The principal values that the LCR Honda MotoGP Team share with EUROBET are: Victory, Courage, Passion, Emotion and Innovation.


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Series MotoGP
Drivers Randy de Puniet , Lucio Cecchinello