Jakub Kornfeil is a 23 year old talent from the Czech Republic. In 2010, he made his entrance in the Moto3. Last season, he finished in the 8th place. He is definitely capable of achieving podium places and that promises a lot of good things. During the official IRTA-tests at the circuit of Jerez (Spain) he qualified fourth. So he definitely has a lot of potential.
“All my life is racing, and I had to change my life for this. It’s a hard job but I like it.”
The second pilot that will strengthen the Peugeot Motorcycles Saxoprint Team this year is Patrik Pulkkinnen. He is 15 year old young man from Finland. He has been noted during the Red Bull Rookies Cup Moto GPTM. Last September, he finished fourth at the circuit of Aragon (Spain). During his official IRTA-tests in Jerez, he improved his lap time with an impressive 1/49.910. This young driver stood already for quite a while on the wish list of the Peugeot Motorcycles Saxoprint Team.
“Just before I put the helmet on, everything comes through my mind. After I’ve put the helmet on, everything is alright.”
Florian Prüstel, head of the Peugeot Motorcycles Saxoprint Team, explains why they have chosen for Jakub and Patrik.
“We were looking for new riders who could lead the tables. Precision and speed are essential in order to win. The first results of Jakub and Patrik are certainly very promising. We start the new season with a lot of confidence.”
Peugeot also uses the team presentation to reveal the new 2017 race-designs. The last test will take place in Qatar, where the pilots will continue their pre-season training as a preparation for the official start of the championship that will take place at the 24th of March.