Mahindra Racing today unveiled their new machine that will try and charge ahead of the closely stacked Moto3 pack for the 2016 season. Developed at Mahindra Racing’s European headquarters at Besozza near Varese in Italy, a new gearbox, engine and an aero package help the new bike improve upon acceleration, top speed, power delivery and Handling.
Unveiling the new bike at the Auto Expo 2016, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “We are delighted that the new Mahindra Racing 2016 MGP3O motorcycle is making its global debut at the Auto Expo. This motorcycle is the first all new product that has emerged from Mahindra Racing’s development centre in Italy. It is also evidence of Mahindra’s growing technical skill in the development of world class high performance racing machinery. We are also very proud to be bringing back the Peugeot Motocycles name to international racing. Our innovative GenZe 2.0 electric two wheeler, which made its US debut in January, will also be showcased at the Auto Expo.”
The new Mahindra MGP3O will be campaigned by factory entry Team Aspar with retained talented young riders Pecco Bagnaia (age 19, ITA) and Jorge Martin (age 18, SPA). Three Mahindra customer teams will see six further MGP3O machines on the grid in the hands of Team CIP, the Outox Reset Drink Team; and MTA Team Italia: all running two rider outfits.
New to the Mahindra family in MotoGP is Peugeot Motocycles factory team, SP Racing. An impressive line up of Frenchman Alexis Masbou (age 28) and Briton John McPhee (age 21) will contest the Moto3 World Championship on an MGP3O derived Peugeot.