This year, it will not only be about asphalt and rubber for Team Gresini, as the Faenza-based squad officially enters the eSports MotoGP World Championship, an ever-growing ‘reality’ in the last few years. With the goal of further strengthening the already tight bond between the company and the country of Indonesia, the Gresini Racing management has put their faith in Charles Armando Williams Hebingadil, also known as TateeGO, a 23-year-old from Manado City, North Sulawesi.
With the support of a whole nation, TateeGO will tackle five eSports challenges in this year 2022, which starts from Mugello this weekend (Friday 27th). Of five events, two will be on-site including the opening one in Tuscany.
TateeGO begins his world championship journey with an interesting fact. His #46, which will be retired this weekend in the ‘real’ world, will continue to be displayed in the virtual one courtesy of the young Indonesian. The decision on the number has come into place after the agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism: the 46 is indeed the identification code of this institution.
CHARLES ARMANDO WILLIAMS HEBINGADIL aka - TATEEGO #46
“To be honest I was very happy when I was contacted by the team: Because I am a Gresini racing fan and because we all know there are many Indonesian sponsors tied to it. This will be an amazing experience for me of course, I really hope that in the future I will still be here, and I also want to thank the Gresini Racing Team for choosing me to be the team's esports racer”.
SANDIAGA UNO – MINISTER OF TOURISM & CREATIVE ECONOMY OF INDONESIA
It is a pleasure to see a talented young man from Indonesia named TateeGO (Charles) representing the nation in the 2022 MotoGP™️ eSport Championship. TateeGO hails from Manado, North Sulawesi, one of Indonesia's best tourism destination. Through the slogan “Wonderful Indonesia”, the world will not only know about Indonesia's tourism but also the great potentials of Indonesia's thriving eSports industry. Good luck and best wishes to TateeGO (Charles), do your best and we fully support you in the 2022 MotoGP™️ eSport Championship! Ayo Bikin Bangga Indonesia!
CARLO MERLINI – DIRETTORE COMMERCIALE E MARKETING GRESINI RACING
“eSports has been an important institution for some years and as Gresini Racing we could not let this opportunity of being present slip away. We are lucky to be able to count on a young Indonesian rider who already impressed during the worldwide slections and we can’t wait to see him in action at Mugello. We’re happy to welcome him in the #GresiniFamily and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Sandi Uno and the whole Indonesian Ministry of Tourism who are supporting us in this journey as well.”