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Hot on the heels of the announcement of the revival of the Spanish Ossa marque comes the revealing of another all new Iberian motorcycle – The Jotagas MK300 two stroke. While the newest 2T has not even seen the light of day yet, World Champion Mika Ahola has already inked a deal to race it for the 2012 season. Talk about an ambitious plan! Here is a press release and some pics from the company.
The MK300 motor will be unique in design, featuring an electronicly controlled powervalve. My 1984 RZ350 had one of those. It is also the motor that was shown recently in Milan in the Bimota enduro bike. It is unclear if the Bimota is the same chassis as the forthcoming Jotagas or not. As you may remember, Bimota also displayed a four stroke model that had different motor in it (possibly from Gas Gas).
All new Jogotas MK300 motor
MIKA AHOLA WITH JTG
Miki Arpa, Sports and R & D Manager for JTG enduro, chooses the Finnish rider Mika Ahola to formalize soon an agreement for the next two seasons 2012 & 2013 (world championship, national Spanish and certain races in both countries, Italy and France). Mika, who will be factory rider from January 1st 2012, will participate with the new MK 300 2T JTG and will be directly supported by the whole structure of JTG, factory and Racing department.
Note that the commitment is reciprocal, since Mika Ahola, five times world champion, has chosen to trust the new MK 300 2‐stroke with electronic valve system, which will be presented during the month of December this year in society and that has been subjected to all kind of tests by Miki and his team over the last months before the firm started its industrialization in the production plant placed in Alcañiz and their respective marketing through the dealer network that has been developed and consolidated over the last year in parallel with the two projects of the brand, the MK enduro and the JT trial.
… “Who would have known ten years ago when Mika and I were teammates and factory riders for the Italian team that for 2012 we would create a great team together with serious aspirations to become world champions. It is true that Mika has been world champion 5 years in a row and that all the results far from winning could add too much pressure, but I trust him absolutely, as well as the people in my team and the new brand JTG. I know we’ll be up there and that my experience will help Mika, like his will help us to have a competitive MK at 100×100 since the beginning. Ahola is a veteran rider, near the quarantine but still thinking like a junior… I look forward to start the season with him and I am confident that Mika will adapt himself quick to 2 stroke´s … ”
Once again, JTG surprised positively, first, made it during the Milan show, when Jordi Tarrés, sports and R & D manager for JTG trial, confirmed Pol as the official factory rider, and now it is Miki who unveils one of the greatest unknown missing issues towards this wonderful and daring project.
There is no doubt, with this choice, Mika Ahola and Pol Tarrés, Jotagas shows clearly what the ADN aswell as the profile of the company are, as well as its ambition in sports, choosing those two riders, the present and the future, not only noted for their qualities and skills when riding motorcycles and their respective past and present records, but also for their human qualities, two pilots on whom JTG will count as well to keep developing technically the two motorcycles, the MK and JT.