Hi Guys - Moderators can you make this a sticky please.
I may have mooted this before, but I am working on a MOTO3 project which will take to the track before the end of 2011, we should be in position to race in the 2012 season (where is yet to be decided)
I now have the rolling chassis with engine installed and a collection of exotica which will be installed.
Although I will not be at liberty to disclose certain parts of the project, if you guys are interested i will use this thread to update you of progress (photos and update's etc)
A little of the backgound.
We started the project in 2010 when we took a 450 minmono chassis and installed a 250 4t engine the primary aim was to see how well we could get the engine working and iron out any major issues, the engine used was a Yamaha YZF250 motocross unit, the bike ran at a few club meetings during the year and of course extensive testing sessions, we found that we could get competitive BHP and longevity from the untit with some careful thought and re-engineering of the unit. During this time the FIM published the first draft of the MOTO3 regultaions which outlawed both 5 valve units and motocross engines, this had the effect of stalling the project whilst we discussed othe viable units. Fast forward to May this year when post the Jerez FIM commision meeting an updated set of rules were published which allowed our power unit to be included. The project also stalled whilst we were waiting for the CEV and mcrcb (GB) to finalise the specification (they had rules which complied with the original FIM bulletin)
The above explains why Rowan Miller has been seen on various bikes during this season. He has tested/raced Cougar Red 125, GP45 and the full blown minimono450 see here viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1487
So with the above now sorted the project can move on. I stress that this is a pure MOTO3 prototype not based on anything currently available or a copy of exisiting GP125 bikes, the design is flexible so that we can use other power units if desired along with ancillaries...
Let me know if you are interested in following along the thread.
Oh by the way the project is self funded within the small team we have, we have no major sponsor - we will need one!! so if any of you have any ideas let me know.