Japanese tuner Moriwaki track tested its Moto2 MD600 at Suzuka, Japan for the first time last week as it prepares to sell kits to racing teams. The tests come just a week before teams have to submit their intent to join the Moto2 series at MotoGP’s stop at Mugello. The MD600 completed 40 shake down laps at the Japanese circuit with rider Shogo Moriwaki at the helm, with initial reports looking good.
The tests were positive, and the team is happy with the direction the Morwaki chassis and Honda CBR600RRengine are going in regards to their development.
Explaining the purpose of the Suzuka test, a statement by Moriwaki said, “The purpose of testing was to evaluate and see the based potential of the MD600, the third prototype which now has an aluminium frame. Continuing they said the Moriwaki that “checking the basic functions of each part of the chassis was carried out over 40 laps.”
Moriwaki will continue development on the MD600 so it can sell complete racing kits of the bike at the end of this year for the 2010 racing season. Kits like Moriwaki will likely be a cheaper alternative for teams who do not want to spend the time and money developing their own proprietary chassis for the Moto2 series. We expected to hear something from Bimoto on this vein, but the Italian house has been very quiet regarding the Moto2 series.