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Moriwaki continues MotoGP development at Motegi

Moriwaki continues MotoGP development at Motegi

Moriwaki continues MotoGP development at Motegi

Moriwaki Engineering Ltd have taken the next step in development of the MD211VF with a full test at the Motegi circuit in Japan today. With plans in place for a full MotoGP World Championship entry in 2004 and a number of wildcard appearances this year, the team are now working intensively on the prototype machine, which features a Honda RC211V engine supplied by HRC within a frame built by Moriwaki.

Test riders Masao Okuno and Tamaki Serizawa lapped alongside HRC´s All Japan Championship squads this morning, where temperatures peaked at a chilly 6ºC, an improvement on the –3ºC freeze which had greeted the teams on their arrival. Serizawa, who only signed up with Moriwaki a few days ago and had not ridden the MD211VF before, worked on front and rear suspension, clocking up 25 laps and recording a best time of 1´57.4.

`Developing a new bike requires time, effort and patience,´ said Serizawa. `We have started from zero, so the times don´t matter so much as finding the right way to work. I have had no previous experience of riding a bike like this – it is so different to the Superbike I am used to riding, particularly in terms of power´.

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MotoGP, 2003

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