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Moriwaki Dream becomes reality

Moriwaki Dream becomes reality

Moriwaki Dream becomes reality

Moriwaki Engineering Director Mamoru Moriwaki has hailed the performance of Tamaki Serizawa and the MD211VF prototype as a roaring success, after its competitive debut at the SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan last weekend. The bike, so called because MD stands for Moriwaki Dream, F for Fighter and 211V to represent the Honda RC211V engine which powers it, crossed the line in 19th place as the Japanese firm collected vital data to develop a new chassis in time for a wildcard appearance later in the year.

`Serizawa did a great job as well as the team staff who prepared the bike in such a short period of time,´ said Mr Moriwaki. `I knew it was not going to be easy and the purpose of our entry was to collect as much data as possible, which we accomplished by completing the race regardless of the result. We will now work on a new chassis based on this experience and I hope to enter round 13 in Motegi.´ Whilst the MD211VF uses an RC211V engine, it features an exclusive Moriwaki frame built using 30 years of tradition and experience. This is a chrome molybdenum pipe frame, used because of its manufacturing cost and easy modification. This allows the team to run the bike at a low cost, with fast development, and enabled them to compete with the cream of motorcycle racing at Suzuka even though the first frame was only constructed in November 2002.

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MotoGP, 2003

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