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Honda BQR Moto2 bike evolving via on-track tests

Honda BQR Moto2 bike evolving via on-track tests

The Honda Moto2 bike being developed by Blusens BQR has more than 500km on the clock already, following tests this week at Valencia.

Barcelona-based World Championship team Blusens BQR have undertaken two days of testing with their Honda Moto2 machine at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo, as they build momentum with the fledgling project.

Following a recent first test with the bike at the Castellolí Motor Park circuit (Barcelona) the team’s Spanish national championship (CEV) rider Dani Rivas stepped up the development programme with the machine at the Valencia track on Monday and Tuesday.

Although Monday saw Rivas’ track time restricted due to overnight rain, the rider enjoyed a far more productive day on Tuesday as he lapped the World Championship venue close to the Valencian town of Cheste more than 80 times.

Working on various aspects of the bike Rivas found a regular high 1’37 and low 1’38 rhythm, with his best time registered as 1’36.85, close to CEV Supersport pace.

Blusens BQR staff were highly satisfied with the work undertaken, with no technical faults or on-track incidents hindering their development schedule and with plenty of data collected over the two days.

Rivas himself commented, “I’m happy with how things went and pleasantly surprised by how well the bike responded, as it appeared to be faster than Supersport machinery and more aggressive. The brakes are superb and you can brake harder and later. Given that and the fact that it is so light means it is great on corners.”

The next Blusens BQR test with the Honda Moto2 machine is due to take place in the middle of March.

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MotoGP, 2009

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