Ilmor hopes for new MotoGP deal

Ilmor Engineering has disbanded its MotoGP racing team in order to focus on the development of the motorcycle racing engine which the company designed. The decision was taken not to race because money was short and work was needed on the Ilmor bike but riders Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt remain under contract to the team for the moment although they are being allowed to race for other teams in the interim.

The team is now looking for new funding to move the project forward, if possible this year.

Ilmor is currently not allowed to build engines in Formula 1 because of a non-competition clause with Mercedes-Benz but this is believed to run out in the not too distant future, at which point Mario Illien could provide engines for anyone who arrives at his door with the funding.

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