FTR Moto3 bike revealed

British chassis builders to use Honda Moto3 engine

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Submitted by rgo on Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:36

BRITISH chassis builders FTR have have revealed their challenger for the new four-stroke Moto3 championship in 2012.

The M311 will make its track debut later this month and has been designed specifically for the HRC-developed, single-cylinder 250cc four-stroke motor.

FTR owner, Steve Bones said: “We have learnt a lot in the last two years of the Moto2 World Championship and in the previous year’s Spanish Championship races.

“The M311 prototype features a conventional design to assist with the introduction of the machine into the inaugural year of the World Championship and is obviously produced in this manner with development firmly in mind.

“We’ve also learnt a lot in the last 12 months with the CFD programme and that has helped us react and develop machinery much faster than previous methods of analysis.”

Orders for the machine have already been taken and Bones expects that six or eight riders will use the FTR bike in 2012.

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