After two World Championship titles and three wins at the Tourist Trophyobtained some years ago, after the presentation of the Tornado 900 to thepress of all over the world and the first dynamic appearance at the Isleof Man last year, in front of thousand of enthusiastic fans, now Benelli ismaking final tests in order to complete the Tornadopreparation...
The most challenging step for the bike started the last 23rd and 24th ofApril at the Mugello circuit in Italy. The first raining day limited theestablished program, but the sunny second day permitted Goddard to test fora long time, trying to sort out frame and motor parts.
The tests revealed a general behavior that was deemed absolutely satisfactory and now Benelli canstart the trial of a new engine with more performance than the production version.
The official Tornado foray into the 2001 World Superbike Championship isfixed on June 24, in occasion of the next San Marino Gran Prix, on the track ofMisano Adriatico.
It should be a difficult debut, but Benelli hopes it can satisfy the largeinterest that the public has shown in the project.
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