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Agreement between five private seeded teams and Dorna Sports for their participation in the new formula FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Agreement between five private seeded teams and Dorna Sports for their participation in the new formula FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

The Estoril circuit, scene of this weekend´s Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal, witnessed the signing of the agreement between Dorna Sports and the five private seeded teams who will compete in the new elite class of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, which will be open to four-stroke bikes with engines of up to 990cc from 2002.

The five squads who have signed up to participate in MotoGP are, in alphabetical order:


> Antena 3 Yamaha-d´Antin
> Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3
> Proton Team KR
> Red Bull Yamaha WCM
> West Honda Pons

Each of the teams will enter two riders in the new blue riband class of the World Championship, its place guaranteed until 2006, plus future renewals, as set out in the agreement with Dorna Sports, the company which holds the commercial rights to the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix.

In the next few weeks there will be another announcement about the rest of the grid´s composition for next season, with places assigned to the constructors´ teams to complete the 13-team line-up. The name for this top category will also be announced.

In addition, a one-year agreement has been concluded with Shell Advance for 2002.

Tags:
500cc, 2001

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