Moto3: Mahindra finally roll out new gearbox

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Mahindra are finally ready to roll out a newly updated gearbox set to end the troubles that have been plaguing factory and privateer bikes all season long this weekend at Sachsenring.

The move comes only one round after Pecco Bagnaia took their first victory at Assen last time out, and comes with the goal of ending chronic problems that have plagued them all season long with the bike jumping out of gear – something the debut race winner is obviously pleased about.


“The bike this year seems very competitive and even though we struggled last year we could be fast this weekend. I have had chance to test the new Mahindra gearbox and it worked really well from the first moment. It is a step forward although we still have a bit of work to do.”

The new gearbox was first tested after the Catalan race by Scotsman John McPhee on the Saxoprint Peugeot branded Mahindra machine, when he raced in a round of the Spanish championship with positive results.

“I’m really happy with this new gearbox because it was working good or better said, it worked faultless throughout the weekend which of course is the most important thing. For the lap time is doesn’t make so much difference but for a consistent lap it’s much better so it’s easier to ride consistently without making any mistakes in terms of riding due to gearing issues now.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer