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Van den Goorbergh stars as Moto2 bike makes debut appearance

Van den Goorbergh stars as Moto2 bike makes debut appearance

Dutch former MotoGP rider Jurgen van den Goorbergh was delighted to ride a pair of Assen demonstration laps on Friday, as the World Championship got its first on-track glimpse of a new Moto2 bike.

In between the free practice and qualifying sessions at the Alice TT Assen on Friday Dutchman Jurgen van den Goorbergh was one of four lucky ex-World Championship riders who took to the track on a Blusens BQR Honda Moto2 bike.

The prototype machine is being developed for use in the forthcoming Moto2 category which will replace the 250cc class and is already being ridden by Dani Rivas in the Spanish National Championship (CEV).

Van den Goorbergh delighted the fans with some demonstration laps on the new bike, which was also taken round by former 500cc Grand Prix rider Steve Parrish, ex-World Champion in the premier class Alex Crivillé and retired 250cc rider Dirk Heidolf.

After he dismounted Van den Goorbergh stated, “The machine is already really good and it is like a little MotoGP bike. The sound it makes is fantastic and I think the racing public will really enjoy that. I don’t believe the 250cc riders will find it too hard to adapt to because it is not such a huge step up as the MotoGP bikes are and the handling is softer.”

250cc, 2009, ALICE TT ASSEN

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