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Oral Engineering presents Moto3 project at Valencia

Oral Engineering presents Moto3 project at Valencia

The Italian firm displayed its 250cc four-stroke prototype at the circuit on Friday.

Italian firm Oral Engineering presented its developing Moto3 prototype at the Ricardo Tormo circuit on Friday, as excitement surrounding the new category continues to build.

The 250cc four-stroke machinery will replace the current two-stroke 125cc bikes from 2012 onwards, and Oral Engineering has developed its own engine, the OE-250M3R, which it says “can be mounted, without any modification, in Aprilia frames starting from the RSV series”.

The engine has been specifically designed for all forms of the Aprilia RSV 125GP frame and comes complete with tank, fuel pump, air box, air intake, radiator, exhaust and fairing, all of which can be applied to the Aprilia 125 frame “allowing today’s bikes to be converted and made ready for racing with a minimum of adaptation”.

Oral Engineering is also already developing an additional ‘installation kit’ for the Aprilia RSA 125GP frame, to allow teams further options.

The engine is still being tested at the company’s facility at Baggiovara in Italy, and will not be on track at Valencia on Monday for the official Moto3 test. However, the company expects to run a private test later this month and is currently discussing supply of its engine with a number of teams who have entries for the 2012 World Championship.


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