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Moriwaki undergo new tests at the newly remodelled Suzuka circuit

Moriwaki undergo new tests at the newly remodelled Suzuka circuit

Moriwaki undergo new tests at the newly remodelled Suzuka circuit

Moriwaki continue to develop their prototype MD211VF and this week they notched another two days of work at the Suzuka circuit, that has recently been modified slightly with a change to it's layout.

After announcing their intention to run the new bike in the 2004 MotoGP World Championship and take part in some GPs this season as a wild card, the team have been working hard to evolve their machine. Last weekend, the prototype MD211VF made its first public appearance in front of journalists in an open session at Suzuka.

The test rider Tamaki Serizawa has been in charge so far, the fourth test since the Japanese firm declared their plans last October at the GP of the Pacific. On this occasion he shared the track with the HRC teams that will be competing in the Japanese Championships; that start next week. Serizawa completed 40 laps and at the end of the session explained his sensations about the ´ new´ circuit: `This is the first time that I have tried the new track. I think that the chicane is now a little bit more difficult but on the exit you can really open up the gas, so it´s possible that the speed will be quicker than before´.

For his part, Mamoru Moriwaki, President of Moriwaki Engineering Ltd. revealed: `I have a dream to participate in MotoGP from one year ago when they introduced the four-strokes. This year is the 30th anniversary of Moriwaki, so we will really try to make this great vision a reality´.

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MotoGP, 2003

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