No WCM in '06 MotoGP

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The British WCM team won't compete in the 2006 MotoGP championship, as revealed by the official entry list.

Ther Hertfordshire-based squad had been pencilled into earlier lists with rider Jeremy McWilliams, but have struggled following since falling foul of MotoGP four-stroke prototype rules, and an unsuccessful partnership with Czech minimoto firm Blata.

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The team was formed in 1992, with directors Bob MacLean and Peter Clifford. Highlights included a British GP win for Simon Crafar on the WCM - Red Bull Yamaha. Other riders included Regis Laconi, Garry McCoy and John Hopkins. Current MotoGP star James Ellison made his GP debut for WCM in 2004.

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By MCN Staff