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Moriwaki to take spare WCM place at Suzuka

Moriwaki to take spare WCM place at Suzuka

Moriwaki to take spare WCM place at Suzuka

Moriwaki Engineering have reached an agreement with Peter Clifford to replace his second Harris WCM machine in the first race of the season at Suzuka on April 6. Clifford has struggled to find a replacement for Ralf Waldmann in time for the Japan date and was happy to allow the V5 Honda-powered MD211VF prototype to make its World Championship bow at the hands of Japanese championship competitor Tamaki Serizawa.

`Sudden adjustment in our racing schedule, which we are happy with, only allows us to bring in MD211VF prototype,´ said Mamoru Moriwaki, now Executive Director of the Japanese firm. `The machine is still at a developing stage yet our aim is to finish within the top fifteen to earn points. It also means a lot for us to obtain a place on the grid, thanks to WCM, in Suzuka Circuit, a race track we have been with for the last 30 years.´

Moriwaki Engineering is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary and was last represented in the premier GP class in 1986, when Shunji Yatsushiro rode a Moriwaki-entered Honda NSR500 in the World Championship.

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MotoGP, 2003

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