March 2023 - The much-awaited team presentation of CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team took place in Portugal (20 March) at the season opener of the 2023 season, unveiling the team's new DNA, colours, and innovations, which set the tone for an exciting and ambitious season. Innovation and the will to strive for excellence are the keywords for CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team in 2023, breaking ground with a new era as the first satellite Team for Aprilia Racing in the MotoGP™ World Championship history and a unique partnership between RNF Racing Ltd. and CryptoDATA. The team's spirit is reflected in the bold combination of green, blue, black, and rose gold, representing the transition from the former to the new team, their commitment to excellence, passion for racing, and willingness to innovate and disrupt the norm.
Fueled by a revamped spirit combined with an exciting strong line-up of Portuguese hero Miguel Oliveira and fiery Spanish young rider Raul Fernandez, the team is thrilled to be competing on the grid on the Aprilia RS-GPs. With a positive and promising outlook following successful testing in Valencia, Sepang, and Portimao, the collaboration between Miguel, Raul and Aprilia hopes to bring sustainability to the track while setting the tone for continued growth.
The upcoming season is set to be an exhilarating ride for the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team, marked by excitement and energy shared by long-standing partners Greenpower Generators, RCB, and WRS, and new partners Sterilgarda, Castrol, Estrella Galicia, and Shark. With the support of innovative technology company CryptoDATA as an extended arm, the team is determined to push the limits of what's possible in MotoGP™. Together, the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team will bring cutting-edge technology to the sport and deliver an unparalleled end-to-end user experience for the team’s fans, partners, and sponsors.
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Miguel Oliveira (born in 1995, bike no. 88): “I really like the new livery! The colours are different and unique, so it’s nice to be out on track like that. I can’t wait for the first round at my home circuit representing the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team aboard my Aprilia RS-GP!
In 2023, I’m facing a new challenge, so I hope we can get along quite well, and we can achieve the goals that we set together during this season. The bike has a lot of potential and I’m sure that now together with the team, we can adapt everything further to my riding and start to be fast in order to be competitive.”
Raul Fernandez (born in 2000, bike no. 25): “It’s definitely different! I like it, especially the blue part. I arrived in the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team with a completely fresh mind. Everything is new, not just the colors and I’m very happy to come here and try to enjoy myself again on the bike.
My principal goal this year is to come back with a bright smile on my face. I’m really happy to be part of the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team, because I think I have the best opportunities here. We have a nice bike with the Aprilia RS-GP. They did a great job, I’m really happy. We did a good job in Sepang and Portimao and now I’m really enthusiastic to start the season.”
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Razlan Razali, Founder and Team Principal CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team: "I'm thrilled to finally start the new season with a revamped spirit and our bold new colors that reflect the new CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team. As a team, we're dedicated to making changes and going out of the box from the norm of the sport. We've partnered with CryptoDATA to bring cutting-edge technology to the sport and help us stay at the forefront of innovation. But beyond our partnership, we're focused on bringing our own unique approach to racing, with a team culture that emphasizes excellence, determination, passion and the desire to be different. I would like to express my gratitude to all those who have been a part of this incredible journey with us. First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna, IRTA, Mr. Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing for the strong technical support from the factory team, our longstanding partners who have stood by us through thick and thin, such as Greenpower Generators, RCB, WRS, BETA, and many more. And to our new partners who are joining us on this new adventure, we extend a warm welcome to Sterilgarda, Shark, Estrella Galicia, and Castrol. We are thrilled to have you all onboard and look forward to achieving great success together in the future. “The CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team represents an exciting new chapter for the team and for the sport, we're eager to see where the future takes us. Ultimately, we believe that with having our partners who share the same vision on board with us, we are well-positioned for success and to make our mark in the sport. Now, we have a focus on innovation and to push boundaries, we are sure to bring new excitement and energy to the world of motorcycle racing this season.”
Ovidiu Toma, CEO and Founder of CryptoDATA Tech: “The partnership with RNF MotoGP Team and MotoGP can revolutionize how we think about technology and sports. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, we aim to deliver unrivalled traceability and performance metrics while enhancing the fan experience through exciting new features. Through our collaboration, we are introducing a new platform that will comprehensively track all aspects of the MotoGP experience, from riders’ performance to fan engagement. The platform will provide real-time updates, interactive features, and exclusive content to fans, while also offering sponsors invaluable insights, allowing them to better understand their audience and create targeted campaigns that resonate with fans on a deeper level.
"At the heart of this collaboration lies a shared commitment to innovation, performance, and excellence. Both CryptoDATA and RNF are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and we believe that this partnership will help us achieve our shared goals.”
Wilco Zeelenberg, Team Manager CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team: “Having this moment of truth, having the team launch as a presentation of 2023 makes you feel proud. Behind the scenes we have been working hard to create a lot of new stuff and material in order to look better, to perform better and to race basically against each other. We are here with around 35 people and two fantastic riders plus this new livery, which is a great achievement. It makes us all happy to see that there are two more Aprilia bikes on the starting grid of the MotoGP World Championship and I’m very curious for this first race in Portimao to see how our boys are able to perform in this very strong category.”
Source and images: www.rnfracing.com
where is available the full video of the team presentation, also on motogp.com: