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Ioda Racing Unveils Aprilia RSV4-Powered MotoGP CRT Race Bike
Italy-based Ioda Racing presented its 2012 MotoGP and Moto2 race bikes including the Aprilia RSV4-engined TR003 prototype.
The Ioda Racing TR003 machine (pictured above, to the left) uses a trellis-frame produced in-house while the engine is based on the RSV4′s 999cc V4 powerplant. The team will compete as CAME IodaRacingas a Claiming Rule Team entry.
Making his MotoGP on the TR003 is Danilo Petrucci. The 21-year-old raced in the Superstock 1000 Cup last season, finishing second for Barni Racing, falling just two points off champion and fellow Ducati rider Davide Giugliano.
The Ioda Racing TR003 won’t be the only Aprilia-powered CRT entry this season, but it will be the only one wrapping the engine in a custom-made frame. The other four RSV4-based entries will use chassis developed by Aprilia.
Joining Petrucci and the TR003 at Ioda Racing’s presentation was the team’s Moto2 entry featuring racer Simone Corsi and an FTR-framed machine.
[Source: Ioda Racing]
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