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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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BREAKING NEWS: Ilmor out of MotoGP after one round

http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=28482

Ilmor Bails Out Of MotoGP

Mar 15, 2007


From a press release issued by Ilmor:

Ilmor GP Team Principal Mario Illien today announced that the team will not be attending the second round of the MotoGP World Championship next week in Jerez. The teams’ race attendance has been suspended for the immediate future however engine development will continue and Illien expects for the team to return to the MotoGP racing scene as soon as key financial partners have been secured.

At this early stage in the project, racing and developing the engine and chassis has proved extremely costly for Ilmor’s owners. Since the team launched last year in Estoril at the penultimate round of the MotoGP Championship good progress has been made but further development is needed to become fully competitive on track.

Commenting on the announcement Ilmor GP Team Principal and Part Owner of Ilmor Engineering Mario Illien said: “We discussed the situation in great detail internally and obviously it was an extremely difficult decision for us to make. However once we went through all the options, we decided that the best course of action for the sake of the project as a whole would be to put the racing side of things on hold and continue developing.

“I would like to thank Dorna, IRTA, FIM and our technical partners and suppliers for their on-going support and patience during this time. My heart is still very much in the team – we have had fantastic support from the public and the media with some great coverage worldwide. I would also like to say how enormously proud I am of what we managed to achieve in a short space of time – we have a good group of people who have worked incredibly hard over the past few months. Both riders, Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt have given their best during a difficult development time – I couldn’t have asked for more than that.

“We have important meetings and discussions over the next few weeks which will help us to establish the future of the project and team – I am determined to explore all opportunities available to us and I’m hopeful that there will be a positive outcome.”




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That suck, I'm sure racerX84.9 will be disappointed, cause he is a real big Pitt fan from what I hear


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Damn... that's suck... :corn
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Yeesh. That was quick.
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Bummer!

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That suck, I'm sure racerX84.9 will be disappointed, cause he is a real big Pitt fan from what I hear
That DOES suck! The sport has become inhospitable to small teams. How the hell did you know I was a 88 fan though? Stalker...

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dorna should really help with the bills of the smaller teams
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dorna should really help with the bills of the smaller teams
or...should do more to woo sponsors, instead of leaving it up to individual teams.


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