Honda supplies Moto2 engines

The Moto2 class is a new category that has been created to replace the 2-stroke 250cc class. Making its debut in the 2010 season, this class covers engines with intermediate displacement and was formed as a step-up to the MotoGP class. All machines will be equipped with Honda-made 4-stroke 600cc engines but with different rolling chassis.

This engine is derived from the in-line 4-cylinder engine of Honda’s commercially sold, supersports model CBR600RR and was developed exclusively for the Moto2 class. Honda will supply these engines to all teams for each round of the series, and HRC has signed a maintenance agreement with Geo Technology of Switzerland to support the engine supply for all rounds. The engines will undergo strict inspection and maintenance before arriving at each team, so that every engine can put out the same performance.

Tires will also be supplied by a single manufacturer, Dunlop, while manufacturer prototypes will be permitted for the chassis.

Having the engines supplied by a single manufacturer will make the competition among riders and teams even fiercer. The class is expected to attract a lot of attention as a new category that serves as the stepping stone to the premier class. This is the first time for the one-make engine rule to be adopted in the 60-year history of WGP, and by supplying engines to the Moto2 class and strongly supporting WGP as a result, Honda will contribute to the development of two-wheel motorsports.

2010 Moto2 Teams and Riders

TeamNumberRiderNationalityConstructor
SPEED UP APRILIA2GABOR TALMACSIHungarySPEED UP
29ANDREA IANNONEItalySPEED UP
VIESSMANN KIEFER RACING4STEFAN BRADLGermanySUTER
JACK&JONES BY A.BANDERAS5JOAN OLIVESpainPROMOHARRIS
9KENNY NOYESUSAPROMOHARRIS
RED BULL AJO MOTORSPORT6ALEX DEBONSpainFTR
PONS RACING7AXEL PONSSpainPONS KALEX
40SERGIO GADEASpainPONS KALEX
G22 HOLIDAYGYM10FONSI NIETOSpainMORIWAKI
88YANNICK GUERRASpainMORIWAKI
INTERWETTEN MORIWAKI RACING12THOMAS LUTHISwitzerlandMORIWAKI
HONDA-SAG14RATTHAPARK WILAIROTThailandSUTER
55HECTOR FAUBELSpainSUTER
SCOT RACING TEAM15ALEX DE ANGELISSan MarinoSCOT
59NICOLA CANEPAItalySCOT
FORWARD RACING16JULES CLUZELFranceSUTER
71CLAUDIO CORTIItalySUTER
CARDION AB MOTORACING17KAREL ABRAHAMCzechRSV
GRESINI RACING MOTO224TONI ELIASSpainMORIWAKI
61VLADIMIR IVANOVRussiaMORIWAKI
CARETTA TECHNOLOGY RACE DEPT25ALEX BALDOLINIItalyI.C.P.
TECH 3 RACING35RAFFAELE DE ROSAItalyTECH 3
72YUKI TAKAHASHISaitama, JapanTECH 3
KINO RACING37FABRICIO PERRENArgentinaKINO
ITALTRANS S.T.R.39ROBERTINO PIETRIVenezuelaSUTER
44ROBERTO ROLFOItalySUTER
MARC VDS RACING TEAM45SCOTT REDDINGBritainSUTER
TECHNOMAG-CIP48SHOYA TOMIZAWAChiba, JapanSUTER
77DOMINIQUE AEGERTERSwitzerlandSUTER
MATTEONI C.P. RACING52LUKAS PESEKCzechMORIWAKI
WTR SAN MARINO TEAM53VALENTIN DEBISEFranceADV
VECTOR KIEFER RACING56VLADIMIR LEONOVRussiaSUTER
MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM60JULIAN SIMONSpainRSV
63MIKE DI MEGLIOFranceRSV
JIR MOTO275MATTIA PASINIItalyTSR
TBATBATBATSR
BLUSENS BQR76BERNAT MARTINEZSpainBQR-MOTO2
95MASHEL AL NAIMIQatarBQR-MOTO2
(Reserve)
27VINCENT LONBOISBelgiumSUTER
MARC VDS RACING TEAM
(Reserve)
TBAANTHONY WESTAustraliaMZ
MZ RACING TEAM