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Exclusive first photograph of the Harris WCM prototype

Exclusive first photograph of the Harris WCM prototype

Exclusive first photograph of the Harris WCM prototype

This is an exclusive first photograph of the Harris WCM machine taken on the day of its first full track test at Catalunya today. The team run by Peter Clifford, who earlier made the shock revelation that Ralf Waldmann has decided to pull out of the project, enjoyed beautiful weather conditions at the Spanish circuit and were able to lap all day with MotoGP rookie Chris Burns and veteran test rider Niall McKenzie.

Although the power plant is based on a Yamaha R1 engine, in accordance with FIM regulations the engine cases, cylinders and cylinder heads are not derived from production items and the WCM designed machine is a prototype. Indeed, with the rolling chassis designed by Harris and an intense development programme leading up to the first race at Suzuka on April 6th, there will be hardly a single Yamaha part left by the time the team start racing.

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MotoGP, 2003

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