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Mixed feelings for Mc Williams on his MotoGP return

Mixed feelings for Mc Williams on his MotoGP return

Mixed feelings for Mc Williams on his MotoGP return

Jeremy McWilliams endured mixed feelings on his return to MotoGP in 2005. Although delighted to return to the World Championship at Brno with the Proton KR team, his race ended in disappointment when a broken wheel sensor forced him to retire. The Ulsterman is unlikely to race again until Valencia after Kenny Roberts' team announced it would be sitting out the fly-away races.

`That was a weekend to remember; for the high of getting to ride a GP bike again and the low of not being able to finish the race,' McWilliams stated.

`After the morning warm-up I felt confident that we could embarrass some of the regulars, but I then had to try and get over the fact that my start was probably my worst ever - down to the fact that I hadn't been used to sniffing pure toxic GP fuel for a while and I was getting high on the start line and I couldn't see because my eyes were watering.'

`I had to pull in when the throttle started opening of its own accord, at first I thought it was just me so I came in to check and it really was a fault. A system that helps into the turns went haywire when a wheel sensor broke down.'

`Thanks go to all at Team Roberts for having me along and I'd like people to pester them some more to get me back on the V5, it went 1.5 seconds faster round Brno than previously so we've got to say thanks to Michelin also for their help.'

MotoGP, 2005

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