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McWilliams confirms Aprilia test dates

McWilliams confirms Aprilia test dates

McWilliams confirms Aprilia test dates

Jeremy McWilliams will test the Aprilia Cube for the first time in a private test at Valencia on the 30th and 31st January. The British rider, who has signed to ride the three cylinder machine for one year with a further year option, has not ridden since the final race of the 2003 season at the same circuit and admitted he was looking forward to getting back on a motorcycle.

"We had hoped to test at Jerez on the 23rd and 24th but that's not been possible and I'm disappointed because the weather conditions are usually a lot more reliable there than Valencia," said the 39 year old. "In any case, I am obviously really looking forward to getting back on a bike and finding out what the Aprilia feels like. We have a lot of things to prepare for the new season".

After the Valencia test McWilliams and compatriot Shane ‘Shakey' Bynre will head to Sepang for a three day test starting on the 11th February, but the veteran racer is hoping to meet up with his new team-mate before then. "I'm going out to Geneva to do some snowboarding before the test and Shakey is already out there so hopefully I can meet up with him," he said. "A bunch of my friends are coming up too so it should be good fun and a good way to limber up for the test".

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MotoGP, 2003

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