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Winona WCM Racing not down and out after entry list absence

Winona WCM Racing not down and out after entry list absence

Yesterday saw the release of the Official Entry List for 2007 for all three World Championship categories by the FIM, with representation –albeit depleted – for the British Isles in every cylinder class.

Yesterday saw the release of the Official Entry List for 2007 for all three World Championship categories by the FIM, with representation –albeit depleted – for the British Isles in every cylinder class. Jeremy McWilliams flies the flag for Northern Ireland in MotoGP, with countryman Eugene Laverty making his debut in 250cc and 2006 Rookie Of The Year Bradley Smith joined by Danny Webb in the 125cc category.

A notable absentee from yesterday's final list was Winona WCM. The all-British team had been expected to take part in their first full season in 2007, but will instead now look to join up with the rest of the 250cc field at a later date.

"There were some doubts about our participation when we lost our original main sponsor, but that has now been resolved, albeit too late to be in a position to start the season," commented Team Manager Andy Hyde to motogp.com. "Some terrific new sponsors are on board. With the outstanding support from Aprilia, we have a superb team in the making" he continued.

When the team does arrive in the MotoGP paddock, it will be with a different line-up to the previously confirmed duo of Dan Linfoot and Kev Coghlan. Whilst the former will continue with the team for which he rode a number of races as a wildcard last year, Coghlan has elected to remain in national level racing as part of a 125cc team in the British Championship.

A further announcement is due to be made by Winona WCM in the build up to the opening race at Qatar.

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250cc, 2007

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