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McWilliams comments on possible return

McWilliams comments on possible return

McWilliams comments on possible return

Making an unannounced return to the track last week to test the Ilmor in Valencia, Jeremy McWilliams put the first 800cc bike to score MotoGP points through its paces over an intense two days. The Northern Irish rider spoke to at the test to clear up some of the speculation surrounding his surprise appearance.

"I forgot how much hard work it is!" said the 41 year old, who last raced a full season back in 2004, returning for a wild card appearance at Brno the following year. "It's been a shock to the system, that's for sure. Eskil Suter (from the Ilmor team) gave me a call, and as I only had a test lined up with someone else in December, I had the time to try out the bike. At the moment I'm just helping out."

McWilliams' was accompanied on the track by Andrew Pitt and Garry McCoy, the Australian veteran who competed in last season's final two races. However, it may not be a straight fight for the two seats next year, with a number of other riders in the frame.

"First I had to decide if I wanted to come back to MotoGP," commented McWilliams, before cheekily analysing "Having been out there, my times aren't so far off the other riders……"

The accompanying video offers some of the Northern Irishman's thoughts on the new bike and how he compares it to previous rides.

MotoGP, 2006

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