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Gresini CRT bike to make Imola track debut

New Gresini CRT MotoGP bike to make Imola track debut
The final 2012 CRT MotoGP entry will make its track debut on Friday, when Gresini Racing's FTR-Honda starts a shakedown run at Imola.

Michele Pirro's bike, which features a Ten Kate-tuned CBR1000RR engine and electronics, will be on track for three days alongside Italian championship riders.

Pirro, stepping up to the premier-class from Moto2, will then head straight for the final official pre-season test at Jerez from March 23-25.

That is where the full 21 rider MotoGP grid, containing nine 'Claiming Rule Teams', will be on track together for the first time. The eight other CRTs have already completed at least one test.

Alvaro Bautista, Pirro's Gresini MotoGP team-mate, will race a Honda RC213V this year.



Tagged as: Gresini , Michele Pirro , CRT

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RJM - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 8:55 PM

No matter what else Michele Pirro does in his career, I'll always look at him fondly for the win, in Gresini colours, at Valencia last year. I have to admit when he crossed the line 2 weeks after Sic's death and pointed to the number on his helmet a tear ran down my cheek



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