Nicolo Bulega is looking to add the Moto3 world championship to his junior world crown in 2017 with Sky Racing Team VR46.
The Italian entered the Grand Prix paddock last year as Junior World Champion before claiming pole and a podium in his fourth ever race. For 2017, the 17 year old wants to make the step up to become a title contender and admits he will need to find a level of consistency to do so.
“The first rookie season was full of emotions in this team has become a second family for me. I have experienced, I learned a lot of things about tracks and circuits and I managed to achieve significant results. 2017? Only those who will be consistent and fast can be able to fight with the stronger for Title. This is my primary goal. If I succeed in my attempt then I can start to look at the standings: the Italian crew can aim for the title in this category.”
Bulega will be partnered once again by Andrea Migno and after claiming his maiden podium finish last season, the 21 year old has renewed confidence heading into 2017.
“I think in Moto3 the time has come: Italians have all it takes to win the title in this category. 2016 was the turning point: with the support of Academy and the whole team, I worked hard, and I learned to have more confidence in myself. I made the step forward I need. I can’t wait to go back riding my KTM, the goal are the TOP positions since the first races. Consistent results and top 10 are the key.”