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Vladimir Leonov shows impressive results in Japan

Grand Prix of Japan ended with Alvaro Bautista (No. 19, Aprilia bike) from Mapfre Aspar Team 250cc winning in the 250cc class in Motegi last weekend.

Vladimir Leonov, the Russian pilot representing Viessmann Kiefer Racing, had a great surprise for not only all his fans, but also the team itself, which acts as his sponsor and supports him during his international MotoGP 2009 international tour. On his birthday, Vladimir came in 15th and earned his first well-deserved “1” point.

Motonews.ru congratulates Vladimir on his 22nd birthday and wishes him good luck, health and great success in the fight for the international title.

On Saturday, April 25, during the test ride when the circuit was only beginning to dry after the rain, Vladimir Leonov showed the 18th best result (2:10.277) - ending less than 2.5 seconds behind the winner. A total of 23 main pilots plus two local Japanese riders participated in both test rides on Friday and Saturday.

Born on April 26, 1987 in Donetsk, the Rostov region (Russia), Vladimir Leonov currently lives in Moscow. He loves motocross, mountain skiing, snowboarding, jogging, music, and bicycles. He has been involved in moto sport activities since the impressive age of 12. At the age of 14, Vladimir participated in the Championship of Russia with his 80cc bike. In 2004, he received the amateur motocross Russian Cup in the under 125cc class. A mere year later, in 2005, he received the Cup in the under 250cc class. Since late 2006, Vladimir has been a member of the Vector Racing Team and participated in the Superstock 600 class. Several MotoGP teams noticed Vladimir’s impressive results. Ultimately, this all made it possible for Vector Racing Team to strike a deal with Viessmann Kiefer Racing, allowing Vladimir Leonov to be part of it in MotoGP 2009, class 250cc.

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