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Moriwaki Racing announce 2005 plans

Moriwaki Racing announce 2005 plans

Moriwaki Racing announce 2005 plans

Moriwaki Racing will again compete in several rounds of the MotoGP World Championship as a wildcard entry in 2005, shelving initial plans to contest the whole season. After competing in the final round of the 2004 season at Valencia three weeks ago, the team have already begun their preparations for the new season and completed a two-day test session at Motegi last week.

"We plan to compete in three or four races in 2005," revealed Team Manager Midori Moriwaki. "We are already preparing for next season and at the moment we are focussing on finding sponsors for the team, which we should have by the end of the year.

The Japanese squad are also on the lookout for a new rider, with Syougo Moriwaki, son of factory owner Mamoru Moriwaki, having ridden the MD211VF at Motegi.

"We are also negotiating to sign up a rider," added Midori Moriwaki. "We did two days of tests with Syougo riding the bike for the first time and we concentrated mainly on Dunlop tyre testing. We are happy because he lapped consistently in 1'52. Now we are planning another test at Suzuka."

Moriwaki Racing competed in five rounds of the 2004 season, with former 250cc World champion Olivier Jacque achieving their best result of eleventh place at Motegi.

MotoGP, 2004

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