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Team Roberts to sit out Japanese GP

Team Roberts to sit out Japanese GP

Team Roberts to sit out Japanese GP

Team Roberts' manager Chuck Aksland has confirmed that the Anglo-American outfit will not take part in the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix to be held at the Twin Ring Motegi in two weeks' time.

The partnership between the independent manufacturer Team Roberts and their Austrian engine supplier KTM came to an abrupt end over the summer break, with the factory deciding that they would not be providing the team with engines for the rest of the season. Confusion ensued, and the team then resorted to using last year's V5 to race at Brno with Jeremy McWilliams on board.

"We will not be racing in Japan, and will possibly miss most of or all of the remaining flyaway races," commented Aksland. "We were prepared for these events with the KTM engine, however, they have decided to breach their commitments by stopping." "There was not sufficient time or resource to prepare the V5s for the flyaway races, so it looks like at the moment we will focus on Valencia," he added.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Kurtis Roberts

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