Replacement 250 class deemed financial success - so far
RACING IN this year's inaugural Moto2 series will cost 10 times less than competing in 250GPs, a survey has shown.Spanish website AS.com has revealed the cost of racing in the new 600cc four-stroke class will cost around £625,000 per season, compared to the multi-million pound cost of racing in the ultra-expensive 250cc two-stoke GP class.
For instance, a competitive Moto2 machine will set race teams back, on average, around £90,000, compared to the £1 million price tag hanging on the bars of the top-flight 250cc machines. Figures like that go a long way when you're touting sponsors for the upcoming season.Estimated 2010 Moto2 competition costs:£15,435 registration deposit for each rider in the team£62,650 (Suter) – £130,000 (RSV) for the Moto2 race bike minus motor£80,000 to lease and maintain the Honda 600cc Moto2 engine£360,000 maintenance costs and mechanic salaries for the Moto2 bike for the season£35,000 for Dunlop tyres£3000 for a 2D dataloggerWe reckon this year's Moto2 series will be a proper elbow-to-elbow battle, fought by riders itching to prove they're future MotoGP stars.Bring it on!Source: asphaltandrubber via AS.com
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