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Inmotec provide further details on MotoGP project

Inmotec provide further details on MotoGP project

Spanish firm Inmotec are in Valencia this weekend presenting their evolving MotoGP project and they hope to have a presence in the World Championship next year.

Having recently revealed their plans to develop bikes to participate in MotoGP, Inmotec have been providing further details of their project at this weekend’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.

The Inmotec MotoGP bike, which has been entirely designed and built by the Spanish company, was presented to the media at the Ricardo Tormo on Friday and could become the first Spanish machine to compete in the premier class next year.

The Pamplona based firm’s Managing Director Oscar Gorria spoke to motogp.com on Friday to give some details about how their work is developing, stating that their intention is to debut the machine in next season’s MotoGP race at the Catalunya circuit on 4th July, with their current test rider Iván Silva on board.

Explaining the origins of Inmotec, Gorria revealed, “Our project was set in motion back in 2006, as a group of friends and engineers getting together, and then things became more concrete in 2007 when we officially formed Inmotec, in Navarra (northern Spain). We started to do the numbers with regard to what was originally just a dream and we saw that it would be possible to make a MotoGP bike.”

“We started to work very hard and the result is what we have here today. We have got here via a series of production processes, developing and evolving the machine step-by-step. Now that the bike has been presented we will undertake a series of further tests over the next seven or eight months and then we will race next July at Catalunya.”

Asked for further details on testing, Gorria added, “The plan that we have is to keep practicing with Iván Silva, who rides for us in Spain and to attend MotoGP tests, sharing the track with the main factories. Then when we start racing next July we will stick with Iván Silva.”

Inmotec also plan to race at Misano, Brno, Balatonring and Valencia next year after Catalunya. “The with regard to 2011 we want to step things up, to become another factory producing race bikes, have a test team and provide material for a World Championship team who would compete with our bike. By that we mean copying the model of the factories who currently participate in MotoGP,” added Gorria.

In addition to their MotoGP plans, Inmotec also intend to have an involvement in the new Moto2 class, although at first they will focus solely on the Spanish National Championship.

“We have a Moto2 project and we hope that in March 2010 the bike will be ready and out on track. At the moment the plan is to run two bikes in the CEV Buckler (Spain’s National Championship) and develop the bikes there,” concluded Gorría.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, GP GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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