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Old 06-09-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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I saw another thread but I still don't know what these bikes are. Someone explain please!
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w00t!

When ya'll realize it's just a lower level support class for MotoGP, you will lose interest.


If ya'll don't watch 250's today, doubt you'd be interested in this class.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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w00t!

When ya'll realize it's just a lower level support class for MotoGP, you will lose interest.


If ya'll don't watch 250's today, doubt you'd be interested in this class.

I think people can relate more to the moto2 bikes but wether that will guarantee a bigger audience, we'll have to see I guess.

When Dorna did a PR test (earlier in the year) with one they quoted it as smashing the 250 lap record first time out!!!
I was sceptical at the time.
A few were raced recently, see below

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Moto2 threatens 250GP pole at Jerez
The fastest Moto2 machine circulated just a few tenths from 2009 250GP pole position pace, during qualifying for the Jerez round of the CEV Formula Extreme Championship.

Alex Debon put his Aprilia on pole for the 250cc Spanish Grand Prix with a time of 1min 43.028sec at Jerez on May 2 - and Aleix Espargaró recorded a 1min 43.257sec on his Yamaha-powered Moto2 machine in Saturday's final qualifying session, which featured four Moto2s amongst the Extreme (1000cc Superbike) field.

Only the top four Extreme class riders were able to beat Espargaro's time: Ivan Silva (Kawasaki), Kenny Noyes (Kawasaki), Carmelo Morales (Yamaha) and Jose de Gea (Suzuki).

Espargaro's Yamaha Spain machine uses a Harris frame and a race kitted YZF R6 engine, having been built before the decision to make all teams use the same (Honda) engine in next year's inaugural Moto2 World Championship.

Moto2 will replace 250GP completely from 2011. The two-strokes will technically be allowed to race alongside the 600cc four-strokes next season, although the oversubscribed Moto2 entry applications suggest this will be unlikely.

Espargaro's lap time would have been good enough for second on the 250GP grid, while the next best Moto2 machine at Jerez was the Honda of Dani Rivas in tenth place. Rivas set a best lap of 1min 43.961sec and would also have qualified tenth in the grand prix qualifying session.

The other Moto2s of Angel Rodriguez and Dani Arcas qualified 13th and 23rd in the 33 bike field.

Unlike at Albacete, Moto2s will be allowed to race in the Jerez Extreme event, but not eligible for points.

Jerez Formula Extreme - Final Qualifying
1. Ivan Silva (Kawasaki ZX-10 R) 1'42,289
2. Kenny Noyes (Kawasaki ZX-10 R) 1´42,777
3. Carmelo Morales (Yamaha R1) 1´42.836
4. José de Gea (Suzuki GSX-R 1000) 1´42.852
5. Aleix Espargaró (Moto2 Yamaha) 1´43.257
6. Manuel Tirado (Yamaha R1) 1´43.393
7. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha R1) 1´43.415
8. Victor Carrasco (Suzuki GSX-R 1000) 1´43.818
9. Enrique Rocamora (Suzuki GSX-R 1000) 1´43.857
10. Dani Rivas (Moto2 Honda) 1´43.961

13 Angel Rodriguez (Moto2 Yamaha) 1´44.221
23 Dani Arcas (Moto2 Honda) 1´48.365
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Having got within 0.229sec of the 250GP pole position time at last month's Spanish Grand Prix, the top Moto2 machine all but matched the two-stroke best in race specification during Sunday's Jerez round of the CEV Formula Extreme championship.

After taking part in Formula Extreme qualifying at the previous Albacete round, four Moto2 machines were allowed to race alongside the 1000cc Superbikes at Jerez to help Dorna further gauge their competitiveness. The Moto2 bikes were not eligible for points.

Aleix Espargaró (#4) led the 600cc challenge in qualifying, putting his R6-powered bike fifth on the grid, then took the holeshot into turn one. Espargaró crashed out of tenth place on lap six, leaving the Honda-propelled entry of Dani Rivas - who had qualified tenth - to set the best Moto2 race lap on his way to seventh position.

Rivas clocked a 1min 43.343sec, which was just 0.005sec slower than the fastest race lap - and official lap record - set by Aspar Aprilia's Alvaro Bautista during the Spanish GP. Before his fall, Espargaro set a best of 1min 43.822sec.

The other Moto2s of Angel Rodriguez (Yamaha) and Dani Arcas (Honda) had qualified 13th and 23rd in the 33 bike field: Rodriquez failed to start after engine problems while Arcas finished 17th.

Meanwhile, at the front of the field, a thrilling Formula Extreme battle ended with the top three riders - Ivan Silva (Kawasaki), Carmelo Morales (Yamaha) and Kenny Noyes (Kawasaki) - covered by just 1.2 seconds. Silva finished 12.4sec ahead of Rivas.

Moto2 machines will use identical Honda engines (but individual chassis designs) when they support the MotoGP World Championship from next season. Honda is yet to build the official Moto2 engines, so the bikes present at Jerez were running either R6 or CBR powerplants within a prototype chassis.

47 teams have applied to enter next year's Moto2 championship. The existing 250cc two-stokes will also be allowed to race, although the entry applications submitted showed teams are overwhelmingly in favour of using the new 600cc four-strokes.

Moto2 will officially be four-stroke only from 2011.
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I think people can relate more to the moto2 bikes but wether that will guarantee a bigger audience, we'll have to see I guess.

When Dorna did a PR test (earlier in the year) with one they quoted it as smashing the 250 lap record first time out!!!
I was sceptical at the time.
A few were raced recently, see below

Yeaah, but noooo.. The people here still won't care.

Sad, but true. I HOPE it gets more people interested in the support classes.. Those are the best races, especially in MotoGP!
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Yeaah, but noooo.. The people here still won't care.

Sad, but true. I HOPE it gets more people interested in the support classes.. Those are the best races, especially in MotoGP!
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