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Moriwaki confirm wild-card entry at Motegi

Moriwaki confirm wild-card entry at Motegi

Moriwaki confirm wild-card entry at Motegi

The ambitious Moriwaki engineering MotoGP project will take another step forward with its development in a few weeks time as they confirmed their wild-card entry into the Gauloises Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi.

The bike is constructed around the Honda RC211V V5 engine and the Japanese firm's participation on the first weekend of October will be their second appearance in the Championships this year after debuting at Suzuka.

The plan is to secure the prototype a full time grid entry for 2004 and the 13th round of the MotoGP campaign will allow the small team to assess their rate of progression in the heat of battle.

Current test rider Tamaki Serizawa, who has been wracking up numerous laps of the circuit close to Tokyo, will be the man in charge of showing off the capabilities of the Moriwaki concept.

"We experienced a drastic improvement in the Motegi test a few weeks ago," remarked team director Mamoru Moriwaki. "The fact that the machine had overcome the problems we originally experienced proves that the development work planned and studied from the results of the previous test paid off and we are heading in the right direction. Looking at the project as a whole there is still a lot to be done before it is ready, yet we will keep on trying to solve the problems before the Pacific Grand Prix to challenge MotoGP and accomplish out goals. We want to appear in the 2004 series and we will look forward to the upcoming race."

MotoGP, 2003

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