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Malaguti announce Grand Prix plans for 2003

Malaguti announce Grand Prix plans for 2003

Malaguti announce Grand Prix plans for 2003

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Malaguti today revealed plans to contest the 2003 125cc World Championship in association with Team Semprucci. The completely new motorcycle was unveiled in a special ceremony at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia today, alongside the first of its two riders Fabrizio Lai, the reigning 125cc Italian Champion. The team hope to announce an experienced rider as the youngster´s team-mate shortly.

The Malaguti project will initially last for three years and the motorcycle features many interesting design and engineering concepts. A rid valve intake engine is planned, with a new air intake system developed in collaboration with Ducati Energia and an electronically controlled exhaust valve. The bike will also boast a completely new chassis and a fork developed exclusively by Paioli.

Malaguti began manufacturing in 1930 and competed in international competitions such as the Milano-Sanremo. They now hold approximately 10% of the Italian 50cc scooter market and around 5.4% of larger motorcycles, making them the third biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the country behind Piaggio and Aprilia.

125cc, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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