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Old 22nd February 2011, 19:48   #1
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Default Mahindra Racing's GP125 hits the Estoril Track (Final day of testing)

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- Mahindra Racing’s GP125 took to the track for the first time at a predominantly wet, windy and cold Estoril circuit in Portugal.

- The Indian team was present with riders Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter as well as Team Principal Mufaddal Choonia.

- The GP125, designed and built by Mahindra’s own Italy-based Engines Engineering, ran for only a handful of laps in its silver and red livery before the team switched back to plain black for testing duties.

- Choonia says “It was a difficult test as the weather conditions were very poor for testing, but the laps we managed were very encouraging and built on the progress we made in last week’s three-day test at Valencia.”

- The Mahindra Group is the first Indian motorcycle manufacturer to enter a team into the prestigious FIM Road Racing World Championship. Mahindra Racing will next be in action at Jerez in Spain for a three-day test on March 4-6 ahead of the season opening round as part of the Qatar Grand Prix on March 17-20.

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This is a bold move by Mahindra and both the drivers have good experience in the 125 class. Lets hope they do something great with the Mahindra machines.

Even an exciting fight for 15th place would be great treat to watch. Good luck for the Mahindra team
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Default Re: Mahindra Racing's GP125 hits the Estoril Track (Final day of testing)

And the machine looks quite beautiful too. Love the protruding ram air.
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Here's the website for Mahindra Racing - MotoGP India | MotoGP Racing | Race Videos | MotoGP News | Grand Prix | Race Calendar | MotoGP Results | Wallpapers | Super Bikes | Bike Stunts | Moto 125cc - Mahindra Racing Team
The bike looks cool. Love the fact that Mahindra's taking it seriously.
I am sure, this will lead to a good street bike from them to compete with the likes of R15, Ninja250, Honda CBR250, etc.
Wish them all the best!
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Default Re: Mahindra Racing's GP125 hits the Estoril Track (Final day of testing)

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....ran for only a handful of laps in its silver and red livery before the team switched back to plain black for testing duties....
How come the switch? Is it some regulation requirement?

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How come the switch? Is it some regulation requirement?

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Could be possible, as most of the testing mules I have seen in reality or in pics on various forums are blackened, probably a disguise for the rest of world whereas the racing ones are always in specific team colors or patterns.
I could be wrong, experts inputs
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^^ Could also be due to the sponsorship agreement + stickering of the same on the bike.

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I think the company needs to focus on getting its bikes upto an acceptable before having any racing ambitions. The Stallio is a joke. Going racing wont make it better
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