MotoGP »

Blata: The V6 will be completed.

As previously reported on Crash.net, it has now been officially confirmed that the much anticipated debut of the Blata V6 machine - due to take place at this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno - will not happen.

The WCM team and its riders James Ellison and Franco Battaini, who were due to race the machine, will thus continue on the WCM built four-cylinder for the near future.

However, Blata insists that the latest delay in no way spells the death of the project and that the machine will be completed.

"The motorcycle physically exists, it is standing on its own wheels," declared Pavel Blata. "It isn't complete though, and there is no sense in introducing something, that isn't finished.

"With this, I would like to react on the false information from some media about this entire project. We have completed the chassis, that is the frame and the rear swing arm and also many other components. The majority of the parts of the motor itself are almost all finished as well.

"We were slowed down during the development, but that is something you can't avoid when you are working on something completely new. It has happened to us many times, that we have announced the date we will roll out with our project, and didn't do so. Therefore, I will not set any further dates on when we will present this motorcycle.

"We are aware of the fact, that this incident may affect our great name in the design area, production and sales of small cubature motorcycles, and worldwide credit of Blata, but this does not change our plan to finish our ongoing project.

"I believe that our internal decision will be understood. I am very sad from this whole situation, and I take it as a personal failure. On the other hand, it motivates my employees and myself to bring our intentions that we announced a year ago to the motorcycle world, to an end," he added.

The Blata V6 may be displayed over the Czech GP weekend but Crash.net believes it is unlikely to race until next season.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
An artist`s impression of the 2005 Blata V6 MotoGP machine.
Pavel Blata and WCM`s Peter Clifford, Czech MotoGP, 2004
Battaini, German MotoGP 2005
Movistar Yamaha bikes at Brno test (Pic: Yamaha).
Michael Laverty crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Michael Laverty crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Michael Laverty crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Crutchlow crash, Czech MotoGP 2014
Baldassarri and Mahias crash, Moto2 race, Czech MotoGP 2014
Fabio Di Giannantonio, Joan Mir, Stefano Manzi, Czech Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup Race 2014
Joan Mir, Wins, Czech Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup Race 2014
Red Bull Rookies, Czech Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup Race 2014
Joan Mir, Czech Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup Race 2014

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.