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Ioda TR004 makes track debut in Italy

Ioda TR004 makes track debut in Italy

The TR004 motorcycle, developed in-house by the Iodaracing Motor Company, has been run on a racing circuit for the first time.

The shakedown came at the Magione circuit in Italy on Saturday, with the bike having been officially presented on the Thursday of the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona. Riding on this occasion was Armando Pontone, who with Ioda had won the 2011 Moto3 Cup in the Italian Championship.

‘The goal of the Iodaracing engineers, Luis Tintorè and Adelio Francia, was to verify the behavior of the bike before the session of intensive tests with rider Johann Zarco scheduled in the next weeks,’ a press release explains.

‘The sensations gathered by Armando Pontoon are very positive, especially regarding the new chassis of the TR004. With regard to the dynamic point of view, the new Iodaracing bike has met the expectations of its designers in this first shakedown.’

The Iodaracing TR004 is the fourth bike to be designed and constructed by the Terni-based company headed up by Giampiero Sacchi. It is powered by a Honda NSF 250 R engine and designed around its predecessors the 001 and 002, which have already been raced in the Moto3™ World Championship. The subsequent 003 varied as it was raced in the MotoGP™ class of the World Championship, by Danilo Petrucci in 2012.

It is further explained:

‘The TR004 is a new product that opens to the needs of the teams that are already engaged in the World Championship and in local Moto3 Championships, having been designed to accommodate the Honda NSF 250 R engine. The Ioda TR004 is offered for sale in two versions; prices are from €73,450 (+ VAT).’

Moto3, 2013

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