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The medium category of the World Cup
The category currently known as Moto2 has its origins in 1949, when the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) organized the first Grand Prix (GP). The middle class, then, was the 250cc, known among fans as the quarter liter. During the early days, 4-stroke motorcycles dominated, but in the mid-1960s, 2-stroke engines were gaining ground until it was shown that with equal displacement they achieved greater performance.
From then until 2009, the 250cc 2-stroke bikes were unrivaled, proving to be the most competitive on any circuit. For 2010, and continuing the path that the MotoGP category had opened in 2002, the Moto2 era began, back to 4-stroke but with a displacement of 600cc much larger than 250cc motorcycles. The main feature is that for the first time in the world motorcycle championship, there would be a single type of Honda engine for all participants.
During 2010, regulations already required to have the new 600cc and 4T Moto2s. Seeing the experience of what happened in MotoGP, with a regulation that favored 4-stroke motorcycles, everyone bet on the future with a great variety of brands. The difference in cubic centimeters of the engine would make a difference, with the 250cc motorcycles disappearing at the end of 2009. The technological development was directed towards the more efficient and less polluting 4-stroke engines. The competition could not go against him and this was the main reason for the change.
For the 2019 season, the arrival of the new sole propulsion supplier, Triumph with a 765cc three-cylinder engine, is expected.