Mahindra Racing unveiled its new Moto3 challenger, the MGP30 (pronounced three oh). Mahindra became the first Indian company to enter MotoGP when Mahindra Racing opened its account at the Qatar Grand Prix in March this year. With 16 of the 17 2011 races now under its belt, the team aims to finish the season on a high by claiming third place in the Constructors’ Championship and 15th in the riders’ standings for German teenager Marcel Schrötter.
Mahindra have used the final year of the 125cc class to study and learn while concurrently developing our Moto3 bike in Italy. I am very proud of the achievement of our team, riders and engineers this year and very excited by the prospect of watching our wonderful new bike compete in this new class in 2012.
“Mahindra has made a strong commitment to MotoGP. We are here for the long term and we intend to succeed. Ladies and gentlemen, watch out! The Indians are coming.”
The Mahindra MGP30 has been developed in conjunction with specialist two-wheeler design firm Engines Engineering. The neat package, liveried in red and white, features a tubular steel frame and aluminium swing arm. The Mahindra-homologated 250cc, single-cylinder engine has been developed in conjunction with Oral Engineering.