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´It´s bloody quick,´ McWilliams tries out Proton four-stroke for the first time

´It´s bloody quick,´ McWilliams tries out Proton four-stroke for the first time

´It´s bloody quick,´ McWilliams tries out Proton four-stroke for the first time

Proton Team KR works rider, Jeremy McWilliams had his first taste of the team´s new four-stroke V5 on Wednesday afternoon. The motorcycle, which is still in development, was rolled out at the Turweston airstrip near the team´s base in England, according to the team´s website.

McWilliams did several high speed passes getting familiar with the clutch and gear change. The development team has been working day and night to get the Proton KR V5 ready for it's circuit debut, which is hoped to be next weekend at Le Mans.

McWilliams remarked after the experience: ´I´m really impressed with the smoothness of the engine. It feels bloody quick. When I give it some throttle it just takes off. Since it was my first time on the bike I wanted to get acquainted with it, so I just ran it up and down to get a feel of the engine and systems. I can't wait to get it to the racetrack, because it feels like it's going to be everything it was designed to be.´

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MotoGP, 2003

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