ILMOR MOTOGP TEST – JEREZ – DAY 2

Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera¬†24.02.07:¬†Where rain hampered track time yesterday, today it was a heavy mist that delayed the on-track activity at the Andalusian circuit. As soon as visibility was restored and the damp patches had dried out, Ilmor GP riders Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt once again took to the track in the hope of clocking up some serious mileage. Both riders were running … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTGP POSTPONE RACE PROGRAMME

Brixworth, Northampton 15.03.07: 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 … [Read more...]

FINAL DAY AT QATAR FOR ILMOR MOTOGP

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Qatar Test - Day Three Losail, Qatar 15.02.07: Ilmor GP end the Middle East test on a positive note after making some further changes to the bikes set-up today. Jeremy McWilliams was back out on track following an enforced rest day yesterday after sustaining an injury to a muscle in his left leg on Tuesday. Both McWilliams and Pitt started the day strongly as the team continue to adjust the bikes … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTOGP MAKE PROGRESS

As Jeremy McWilliams made his return to the race track today in Qatar, Ilmor GP enjoyed a good day at the Middle East circuit clocking up a total of 68 laps (Pitt 50, McWilliams 18) of the 5.38km track. McWilliams resumed testing duties on the Ilmor GP with Australian team mate Andrew Pitt, for both the main focus of the test is to increase the steady progress being made on the bikes overall … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTOGP SEPANG TEST

Following the success of the recent test in Almeria, where despite being hampered by bad weather the team made significant progress, Ilmor GP had high hopes for the test in Sepang where they joined the likes of Kawasaki and Yamaha out on the track. Whilst prioritising further work on the engine calibration over the test the team also undertook an important tyre test with new supplier … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTOGP ANNOUNCE RIDERS FOR 2007

Northampton 18.12.06: Ending months of speculation, Mario Illien, Ilmor GP Team Owner today announced that Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt will make up the Ilmor 2007 MotoGP line up. Despite his crash in Jerez back in November where he suffered a fractured left femur McWilliams is well on the way to recovery, both he and ex-Kawasaki rider Pitt spent time today at the teams engineering … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTOGP ANNOUNCE TEAM MANAGER

London 04.12.06: Ending months of speculation following Ilmor's launch in Estoril, Mike Janes was officially announced today as the Ilmor MotoGP team manager by team owner, Mario Illien. Selected for his talent and experience, Janes was a natural candidate having built himself a formidable reputation working within motorsport over the past 15 years.   Commenting on the appointment … [Read more...]