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GP Week : 13-Oct-2009
IN the wake of the selection of a 39-rider provisional grid, two more candidates for next year's Moto2 series have broken cover in Britain ... with one of them already racing successfully in Spain. That is the Harris, which has been campaigned successfully with a Yamaha engine by versatile rent-a-rider Aleix Espargaro, and is now fitted with a Honda CBR600 engine similar to those which will be supplied by Dorna free of charge to all Moto2 teams. The other is the FTR, constructed by the renamed Fab-Tech racing, another well- known supplier of racing chassis. Other chassis are also already racing in Spain, with Suter Racing, Burning Blood Racing and Moriwaki already building machines to order. Harris Performance director announced that the machine is "basically ready for production. "We know from Honda that the Moto2 control engine will be based on the mounting points of the CBR600 Supersport spec motor used in our latest machine, so it will be a simple matter of slotting one in and then fine-tuning the chassis set-up. We will then be operating a full technical support service at all IRTA tests and each MotoGP event," he said. The firm was already taking orders for the aluminium- framed machine, using Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes. Customers will have to wait until next March however before engines are delivered. Honda will build 120 engines, and have promised more than 150 bhp. Moto2 machines break cover points loss Harris and FTR bikes announced in Britain a bike for everyone Moto GP news >> 13