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Moto2 machines performing well

Moto2 machines performing well

The success of Moriwaki’s Moto2 prototype in Japan and the strong performances of Moto2 machines in the Spanish championship at the weekend have again underlined the potential of the new 600cc 4-stroke bikes.

The All Japan 250GP Championship race held at over the weekend at Okayama saw the Moriwaki Moto2 MD600 machine ridden by Shogo Moriwaki cross the line in first place, highlighting the progress being made with the Japanese team’s Moto2 project.

The Japanese Championship is a highly competitive field and is therefore an ideal environment for Moriwaki to participate as they prepare for their planned entry in the new Moto2 World Championship category next season.

Moto2 machines also performed well in the fourth round of the CEV Buckler 2009 (Spanish National Championship) on Sunday at Albacete. For the third time this season the new prototypes shared the grid with the regular CEV Fórmula Extreme bikes and once again there were some notable performances.

The best result of the riders on Moto2 equipment came from Dani Rivas, who came home in eighth place on his BQR Honda. Indeed, the Blusens BQR team were also represented by Shuhei Aoyama on a Moto2 machine and the Japanese rider crossed the line ninth.

On this occasion, however, things did not go quite according to plan for Aleix Espargaró who had problems on the grid on his Promoracing Moto2 ride, meaning he had to start from pit lane. The Catalan competitor only lasted until lap two, when he hit the deck after being caught out by a cold tyre.

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250cc, 2009

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