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Old 04-19-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
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MOTOGP: Moto2 machines 'qualify' at Albacete

Moto2 bikes built by LaGlisse and BQR have taken part in practice and qualifying for the CEV 1000cc Extreme (Superbike) event at Albacete.

Moto2 machines, which feature 600cc four-stroke engines and a prototype chassis, were originally expected to replace 250GP from 2011, but a 2010 debut was 'announced' during last weekend's Qatar Grand Prix. Next season thus looks set to be a transition year, with both types of machine on the grid.

By putting the Moto2 machines on track in officially timed sessions, against known rivals, Dorna - which promotes both MotoGP and CEV (Spanish Championship) - is trying to gauge how fast the Moto2 bikes will be relative to 250GP competition.

In Albacete qualifying, the Moto2s beat everyone except the Extreme front row of Ivan Silva (Kawasaki), Carmelo Morales (Yamaha), Kenny Noyes (Kawasaki) and Javier del Amor (Yamaha).

LaGlisse Yamaha rider Angel Rodriquez claimed fifth place, 1.344sec from Silva, with BQR (Blusens) Honda's Daniel Rivas just 0.091sec slower.

To put those times into perspective, at the three tracks where both CEV Extreme and 250GP race - Catalunya, Jerez and Valencia - the Extreme bikes are generally around one second a lap faster than 250GP.

The two Moto2s were using Dunlop tyres - as are most CEV frontrunners, with the exception of Silva and Noyes, who are on Michelins. The present 250cc World Championship grid all use Dunlop tyres, although it is not a single-tyre class.

It was recently announced that Moto2 will be a single-engine class, with powerplants supplied by a to-be-announced manufacturer.

At least one or other of the Moto2 bikes on track at Albacete will thus have to accommodate a new engine before next season - both if the rumours of a Kawasaki supply are confirmed - although the inline four-cylinder format (as used by the Supersport road-based engines in the BQR and LaGlisse Moto2s) is expected to remain.

The Moto2 machines will not race at Albacete.
wow, already faster than the 250GP bikes
these are going to be ssssswwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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A bunch of F2/F3s.

I'm looking forward to this class too!

Imagine the trickle down of technology!
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bigbob65 View Post
so, these engines are the same motors we get in our cbr600rr, and gsxr and what not?

Or have they been greatly hopped up to a point that its that fast.

Id Like to see some aftermarket chassis on the masket
I would suspect they are tuned with Dorna using them as a promotional tool but I could be way off
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Originally Posted by bigbob65 View Post
I would figure that they have some mods to them, BUt Im just wondering if some of these companys come out with rolling chassis, could we just slip in our motors, do a few tweaks and beable to have something close.

That would be pretty bad as$. Rolling around Town in a Moto2 bike.
there will be customer versions available but with these being prototypes and destined to compete at World Championship level I expect that you could get a few brand new R1's for the same price!

would look cool though
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So what are they exactly? I re-read it but still not clear. 600cc on 250cc chassis?
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Originally Posted by Moctezuma05 View Post
So what are they exactly? I re-read it but still not clear. 600cc on 250cc chassis?
600cc in a prototype chassis. Meaning everyone gets the same motor, but chassis is left up to the team.
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