New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

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The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and Niccolo Canepa at the controls of the latest EBR1190RX.

Pegram, who is also the team manager this year, spoke of the immediate goals they had after a successful first test in the US recently.

“For me personally this test was to learn the track because everybody tells me this is the hardest track to learn - and it is really, really tricky,” stated the American ‘player-manager’. “As far as the team goes this is the first time that a lot of the guys will have been out of the US. So this was get everybody comfortable and to get Nic comfortable with the bike. We tested with him in the USA as well.”

The machines that EBR ran in Portugal are new for 2015, which makes it a shakedown test in the most part, before the team heads to Jerez next week. “This test is to make sure everything is up to speed,” said Pegram. “These bikes are all new for here so it is a shakedown. It’s what a lot of the teams down here are doing, but for us it is brand new.”

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Gordon Ritchie

By Gordon Ritchie