Inmotec tests MotoGP prototype

GPI10 race bike still in development

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 12, 2010
Spanish engineering firm Inmotec is a step closer to entering the MotoGP World Championship after testing its GPI10 prototype at the Jerez circuit.

Former Ducati test rider Ivan Silva rode two 800cc GPI10 prototypes at the Spanish track, testing two engine configurations as well as a new chassis and swingarm.

Its very easy to ride, with an engine thats strong and very smooth, says Silva, who races for Inmotec in the Spanish national series on a Kawasaki ZX-10R. Ive been lucky to have ridden the Ducati MotoGP bike, so I have a basis for comparison and I can confirm that the base of the Inmotec is very good. Obviously when you have more power and test new materials new problems arise and have to be solved, but the feelings are very good.

Poor weather has caused some delays in the GPI10's development.

The team had initially penciled in the July 4 Catalunya round for its MotoGP debut but Oscar Gorria, managing director of Inmotec, remained cautious about any deadlines.

The weather has forced us to suspend some important tests, so we prefer to keep working and testing every 15 days, Gorria told MotoGP.com. When we are technically ready to achieve our primary objective, which is to finish a race and in a good time, we will go out on track. But we will not rush this in any case.