Honda to Power Moto2 Class

Cycle News Staff | May 2, 2009

The Moto2 class, which will support the MotoGP World Championship in 2010, will be powered by Honda engines, the FIM announced today.In a press release, the FIM said, “Amongst various offers received, it has been decided that the single engine supplier will be Honda who offers high level performance engine. The horsepower will be over 150.”The Moto2 class will feature a control engine in a prototype chassis. Moriwaki Engineering unveiled their contender during last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. The machine had a Honda engine, but team principals said any engine could be adapted.The FIM announcement also said the category would be open to 250’s, but it’s unlikely Aprilia, Honda, and Gilera, the only current manufacturers involved in 250’s, will continue.Also announced were changes to the MotoGP World Championship schedule. Responding to rider complaints about a lack of track time, Friday and Saturday’s MotoGP sessions were extended to an hour from the current 45 minutes.