Bimota BB3 gear up for World Superbike debut Paolo Gozzi

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Bimota BB3 gear up for World debut

White, red, But above all ready to race. are the photos of the Bimota BB3 that make its World Superbike in the second round of the championship at (Spain) on April 13.

Christian (left), manager Francis and the Bimota BB3

PREMIERE – The photos been taken in the racing of Team Alstare . the Belgian that has signed a five-year agreement with the tiny manufacturer. They show one of the two 29-year-old Christian Iddon Britain, and the team owner The other rider, Ayrton (ex-BMW and ex-Ducati) was not there, but he this tweet: “ A lot of activity…next leathers and helmet..almost there! again! ”

CURIOSITY – Alstare’s base is at an industrial suburb of Liege in an historical building, which in the was a marmalade factory. It’s not the team’s racing department, on the it has a lot of top-level equipment (dynos, and has everything necessary for the development of the components (engine, electronics, and the periodical overhaul of the engines the season.

The Bimota is fitted the same four-cylinder 1000cc BMW that was used in Marco and Chaz Davies’ S1000RR in Development work is in the hands of Bailly, one of Superbike’s most engineers: two years ago he worked for BMW, so he should know all of its

HOMOLOGATION – At present the Bimota is not in the of 2014 homologated bikes. But the reduction of the required quantities by the Superbike Commission (made up of the FIM and the teams) has opened the door: now 125 bikes are required immediately, by December and 1000 in total by the end of In order to make its debut at the Italian firm will to show the FIM inspectors that the components for the assembly of the first (125 bikes) required by the new are available.

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In 2013 Christian Iddon with MV Agusta in Supersport, a third place.

READY TO – The bike in the photo is ready to hit the note the gorgeous one-piece one of the components that can be replaced the road bike. The electronics look to have in their version: note the sensor on the wheel hub for transmitting the data to the control. The team has not yet announced its programme: the first one could be at at the end of March, together with Kawasaki and Honda following the round at Phillip Island.

HISTORY – Bimota were in the early years of World A Bimota bike won the first-ever with Davide Tardozzi on 4, 1988 at Donington and that he went very close to the title.

In subsequent years the YB4 was in the hands of talented riders as Giancarlo Falappa . Belgium’s Mertens and the American Mike . After going through a of major company restructuring, reappeared in Superbike in 2000 a twin-cylinder Suzuki-powered SB8R. Anthony Gobert scored an win in the wet at Phillip Island, but it was a flash in the from then onwards the had all sorts of trouble and vanished the scene.

Fourteen years later the starts over on more ground, and with big ambitions. Batta is reported to have offered to Max Biaggi an opportunity to the BB3, and the 42-year-old, six-time champion has shown a certain of interest.

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