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Proton Team KR confirm KTM engine test at Estoril

Proton Team KR confirm KTM engine test at Estoril

Proton Team KR confirm KTM engine test at Estoril

Proton Team KR have revealed that they will test a MotoGP engine built by Austrian manufacturers KTM in a private test after the Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal next month. Team Manager Chuck Aksland insisted that no permanent deal has been struck between the team and KTM, but said the partnership was a viable option for the future if results from the test are positive.

"We have the chassis almost completed and ready for the test at Estoril," confirmed Aksland. "The engine has performed well on the dyno but we want to evaluate it in a chassis, which will be interesting from our point of view and for KTM.

"We are looking at our options for the future and KTM is one of them, although nothing has been agreed just yet. We are very interested to see the capabilities of the engine on a racetrack and we're planning to test on the Monday and Tuesday, maybe even the Wednesday, after the Grand Prix."

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MotoGP, 2004, GRANDE PREMIO MARLBORO DE PORTUGAL

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