Moto2 bikes compete in CEV qualifying session

Monday, 20 April 2009

600cc machines enter qualifying against Formula Extreme bikes in Albacete.

The opening round of the Spanish national championship this past weekend is sure to have big repercussions for the future of the World Championship. The 2009 edition of the CEV Buckler welcomed new bikes designed for the forthcoming Moto2 class for qualifying in Albacete.

Ángel Rodriguez (on a Laglisse YM2) and Blusens Honda BQR Moto2 rider Dani Rivas became the first two riders to use the 600cc machinery in an official outing, competing in the Saturday sessions alongside the 1000cc Formula Extreme riders. Rodriguez and Rivas were not permitted to enter the race itself, for which they would have qualified fifth and sixth, respectively.

Before the June 7th round in Jerez there is the possibility of more novelty for Moto2. Dani Arcas is set to make his debut with an Arbizu machine, whilst Fonsi Nieto could also make a first testing appearance with the Laglisse. The developers are awaiting a decision on the name of the single engine supplier when the category is introduced to the world stage.

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