Vyrus to take hub-centered steering to Moto2

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Legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus are set to try their hand at racing, making their debut in the new European CEV Moto2 championship with British teenager Bradley Ray onboard their revolutionary bike.

Most famous for the hub steering Tesi project, the firm have kept the unusual front end in their new Honda powered machine, and will contest the new European championship that’s grown from the Spanish series.

Ray has experience in the Spanish paddock, finishing eleventh in their domestic Moto3 series in 2014 as part of a busy year; the seventeen year old also took third in the British Motostar series as well as an excellent fourth in MotoGP support series the Red Bull Rookies.

Ray, who has already had a run on the machine at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, said after the deal was announced: “This is a really exciting project and I can't wait to race and help develop the Vyrus with the team and their sponsors for the up and coming season on their Moto2 bike. This is a great opportunity for me and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in setting up this project.” 

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer