As it happened with the Moto2 championship a couple of years back, when it was replaced by quarter-liter class in the FIM Road-Racing World Championship, the Moto3 series will substitute the current 125cc category (using 2-stroke bikes), which will feature multiple engine suppliers.
The new NSF250R will be presented at the Catalunya Circuit at 15h30 on Thursday, 2nd June in the Relax Area of the MotoGP Paddock. This will be followed by a demonstration lap ridden by Alex Crivillé at approximately 17h00 on Friday 3rd June and a further demonstration lap after the MotoGP Warm-Up session on Sunday 5th June.
The bike inherits various elements from the RS125R, a machine that has helped both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, currently riding the RC212V in MotoGP, to win World Championships.
“With a mission of broadening the base for motorcycle motorsports cultivated by the RS125R, we aimed for a high-performance, lightweight, and compact racing machine that allows RS125R users to ride with the same sense of comfort and inherits important elements from the RS125R such as the ability to learn the basics for moving up from entry level to the MotoGP,” HRC explains.
“As a leader of the“ NSF250R” development, on top of seeing the NSF250R expand the base for 2-wheel motorsports, as the RS125R did, and sharing dreams and excitement with our customers by revitalizing the Moto3 class, our greatest joy would be for the machine to serve as a springboard in creating future MotoGP champion riders.”