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5 apr 2013
The 2013 World Series opens Sunday in Qatar

Maser (Treviso), 5 April, 2013 - on Sunday, April 7th, the Qatar Grand Prix will officially get things started for the opening the 2013 MotoGP season.
After the winter tests and the first race on the track in Losail, things are finally starting to get serious. As always there are plenty of champions in the lineup and pilots from the Sidi Sport pool will definitely figure among the major players. On the track and also (we hope) on the podium they'll be wearing Sidi Vortice boots, the number one boot from the Sidi Sport speed collection. 
A the beginning there will be six Sidi pilots lining up on the starting grid for the MotoGP. Sidi can count on the pair of attackers from Team Tech 3 – Yamaha, comprised of Britain's Cal Crutchlow, born in 1986 and already the winner of the World Title in the Supersport category and very fast in the winter trials, and Bradley Smith, the talented twenty two year old who's eager to make his mark.
Other Sidi- branded stars include Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), Italian born in 1986,  Alvaro Bautista (Gresini – Honda), Spaniard born in 1984, and Hiroshi Aoyama (Avintia – FTR Kawasaki), Japanese born in 1981.
And we couldn't forget the great “Texas Tornado”, American Colin Edwards (Forward  - FTR Kawasaki) who has always been one of the most outstanding pilots from the Sidi Sport stables. At 39 years old he has confirmed himself as the veteran in world class motorcycling and he still strives to entertain the crowds and enjoy himself.  
Sidi Vortice boots will also accompany  Michele Pirro. Starting this year the Italian rider will be the official test pilot for the Ducati Test Team. During the course of the season he will take part in some world series races as a wild card. He did great work in the winter tests which contributed to the development and fine tuning of the motorcycle.  
Attached is a photo of the Vortice boots worn by Sidi Sport champions.