Both Pozdneev and Blokhin are 38 years of age, and started racing in 2006. Despite their limited amount of experience, they are both very excited to have this fantastic opportunity to race in Supersport. Blokhin's experience stretches to three rounds in last year's championship, while Pozdneev has even less to his name.
Andrey Ivanov, the team manager of RivaMoto, declared that the main goal for this season for both Russian riders was to qualify for the maximum number of races. "This project is very interesting for our team. We are really looking forward to become a part of the World Supersport Championship again. We have a great motivation for this season, and we are ready to work hard to achieve consistent results. We are proud to participate in such a high level racing competition".
Eduard Blokhin has improved his physical form after last season's injuries. "My injured shoulder is not as good as I expected, hopefully I will be able to ride at 100 percent. In spite of it I'm pretty confident in my team, me and my teammate are ready to do our best here. The Championship is very competitive and it will be hard to fight with such skilful riders".
Oleg Pozdneev declared: "I'm happy with the opportunity to be here and ride on a really high level. I believe that our experience will help Russian teams and in the future we can see them on the international stage. For sure it also contributes to the popularization of professional racing in Russia".