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WCM to contest full season

WCM to contest full season

WCM to contest full season

After a winter shrouded in doubt and financial uncertainty, WCM have finally confirmed their plans for the 2004 MotoGP World Championship, with Team Manager and joint owner Peter Clifford revealing that they plan to contest the whole season with the four-stroke prototype they painstakingly developed last year. Although they only have one rider for the first round of the season, with Michele Fabrizio making his premier-class debut in South Africa, Clifford confirmed that the Italian should be joined by Chris Burns in Jerez.

"Myself and my co-owner Bob MacClean have decided that, although no sponsorship money has been forthcoming, we want to go racing this season," commented Clifford, who has guided the privateer team to famous victories with Simon Crafar, Regis Laconi and Garry McCoy.

"It has been a hard decision to make and we have only been able to sort things out at the last minute but whatever happens we are here until the end of the season. Any sponsorship that comes in during that time will be a welcome bonus.

"We will be competing here at Welkom with just Michele Fabrizio but at Jerez we will have two riders. At the moment there is every chance that the second rider will be Chris Burns.

"I would like to express my thanks to everybody who has helped us – particularly to Carmelo Ezpeleta and Dorna for their continued support. Now we are all looking forward to concentrating on racing again."

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