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Canadian roadracer Jonathan Finn is returning to the Pre-Moto3 championship for 2019, after officially announcing he’s re-signed with his Spanish team.
Finn is back with XCtech in 2017, the same team he rode the 80 cc championship with in 2017, and the Pre-Moto3 series last year. For this season, he’s on a new Pre-Moto3 bike, which is powered by a Yamaha YZ250F engine putting out more than 40 horsepower. He’s already looking at pre-season testing, getting track time in at Valencia this weekend; the racing season starts in earnest on April 14.
Last year, Finn saw enough success he was invited to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup tryout, so you can bet he’s looking to improve on that this year. We’ll keep an eye on his progress, and let you know how the Saskatchewan boy does this season.
Jonathan Finn Re-Signs with Team XCtech for the 2019 ESBK Pre-Moto3 ChampionshipVALENCIA,
SPAIN – February 6, 2019 – Canadian motorcycle road racer Jonathan “Jonny” Finn is pleased to officially announce that he’s re-signed with the XCtech Team to contest the 2019 Spanish ESBK Pre-Moto3 Championship.
This coming season will mark the third consecutive year the 15-year-old Canadian road racer and Spanish-based XCtech have been working together.
“We’re very happy to continue our relationship with Jonny” says team boss Xavi Jimenez. “It’s our goal to help Jonny run at the front and battle for podium positions, which he has proven he is quite capable of. It’s been our pleasure to watch Jonny mature over these last two seasons. We know that this is his season.” added Jimenez.
Finn continues to live and train in Spain in preparation for the newly named 2019 Campeonato de España de Superbike Cetelem or ESBK.
Finn will be competing on a brand new XCtech prepared 2019 BeOn Automotive Pre Moto3 race machine that features 40 plus horsepower powered by a 2019 Yamaha YZ250F engine and weighing 82 kilograms.
The Bushell Park, Saskatchewan native will be putting his new machine through its paces for the 2019 season with a preliminary test this coming weekend at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
The 2019 ESBK Pre-Moto3 Championship schedule is as follows:
• 14 April Circuito de Jerez (Double Round)
• 26 May Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
• 30 June Circuit Ricardo Tormo – Valencia (Double Round)
• 28 July Motorland Aragon
• 01 September Circuito de Albacete
• 6 October Circuito de Navara
• 3 November Circuito de Jerez
Finn is thankful for the support in 2018 from Canadian Tire – Cobourg, Arai Helmet Americas, Bickle Racing, Human 2.0, Impact Safe-T Armor, Marsquest, BigB Racing, VNM Sport, Moto World, RST-Moto, Infinet Motorsports and Vroom Media Ltd.
He is also proud to support Laps 4 MD, a fundraising initiative to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders