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Ilmor GP back in action at Goodwood this month

Ilmor GP back in action at Goodwood this month

Although taking a sabbatical from MotoGP, Ilmor GP are still an active concern for Team Principal Mario Illien andrider Jeremy McWilliams.

Although taking a sabbatical from MotoGP, Ilmor GP are still an active concern for Team Principal Mario Illien andrider Jeremy McWilliams. The latter will be present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 22nd to the 24th of this month to keep the bike in the public eye; something that is essential if the team are to attract sponsors to fund their MotoGP project.

McWilliams attended the Sussex festival last year, and wowed onlookers by riding the hillclimb section on his rear tyre. The Northern Irishman says that he is looking forward to his return to event, in the company of the likes of Stirling Moss, John Surtees and Colin McRae.

"I'm really looking forward to taking part again, it's a great event - last year the atmosphere really blew me away. The event covers every aspect of motorsport with the most astonishing collection of historical machinery and ex riders and drivers. Everyone comes together for Goodwood, I've never seen so many famous faces in one place. Obviously as well as the fun side, it'll be great to get back on the bike."

The event takes place on the same weekend as the Nickel and Dime British Grand Prix at Donington, and Mario Illien expressed his mixed feelings about the team's ‘availability' for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

"We're still working very hard on the development of the bike and securing sponsorship for the team. Obviously I would love for us to be racing at Donington the weekend that we're at Goodwood, but at least this way the British public will get a chance to see the bike and Jeremy in action in the mean time. We have built up a huge fan base since we launched last year in Estoril and the support from the public since we announced our plans to temporarily suspend racing has been phenomenal - we're still very focused on racing and we want to be back out on track as soon as possible."

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MotoGP, 2007

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