HRC NSF250R Moto3 Race Bike to Debut at Catalan GP

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Honda has done a pretty good job of teasing out its HRC NSF250R, which is set to race in the Moto3 Championship in 2012. Replacing the 125GP, Moto3 class is based around four-stroke 250cc race bikes, and should be a more affordable and leveling playing field for new riders to enter into GP racing. HRC has teased us with images and videos of the new NSF250R, which takes its core cues from the its RS125R predecessor (both current factory Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso won their lower Championships on the Honda RS125R).

Expect more media goodness in Barcelona in two weeks’ time, as Honda plans on unveiling the bike the Thursday before the Catalan GP. Following its launch, Alex Crivillé will pilot the bike around the Spanish track, with another exhibition lap to take place after the MotoGP warm-up session. For your smokers, soak up this last season of 125GP racing, as two-stroke racing is about to go the way of the dinosaur.

Source: HRC