Harris Promo Racing Moto2 tested

By Gary Pinchin -

MotoGP

 09 October 2009 23:00

Brit-based Harris Performance has completed the latest development tests of its Moto2 race machine and announced that it is ready to accept orders from confirmed Moto2 teams and other interested parties.

When the outline specifications for the new Moto2 class were first announced in January 2009, Harris Performance took the early decision to develop its machine in association with top Spanish team Promo Racing and to compete under real race conditions in the Spanish Moto2 class, which has been run in conjunction with the 2009 Spanish Formula Xtreme championship.

The prototype machine led its first race, won the second race, took pole position and fastest lap in both and ran at sub-250GP lap record speeds at both Catalunya and Jerez.

With data from those first two races, various design elements were refined and the machine has undergone further tests ready for the forthcoming final two rounds of the championship.

“We have some detail testing and development work to do on the all aluminium chassis and the aerodynamics, but basically the machine is ready for production,” explained Harris Performance director Lester Harris.

“We know from Honda that the Moto2 control engine will be based on the mounting points of the CBR600 Supersport spec motor used in our latest machine, and so once the control motors are delivered it will be a simple matter of slotting one in and then fine tuning the chassis set-up. We will then be operating a full technical support service at all IRTA tests and each MotoGP event.”

Specifications:
Wheelbase: 1405 nominal
Dry weight: 135 kilo
Castor: 23.5 deg.  Adjustment +/- 1.5 deg
Swing arm pivot adjustment: +/- 3mm
Offset adjustment: +/- 4mm
Weight distribution adjustment: 20mm
Frame construction: Twin spar CNC machined billet aluminium
Swingarm: Alloy fabrication
Forks: Ohlins FG366 RSP25 MOTO2
Shock: Ohlins TTX36 factory spec
Wheels: 17inch Forged magnesium Marchesini
Brakes: Brembo GP
Bodywork: Carbon fibre
Fuel tank: Aluminium