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Winter Supermoto - January 7th 2005

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    Supermoto fans could get the chance to see some of the most excitging tehnology during the Motard Masters Winter Supermoto Series which starts in less than three weeks.

    A two-wheel drive Yamaha and an exciting new British-built Maxim twin cylinder engine could both be used during the three-round series which starts at Three Sisters, near Wigan, on January 22 and 23.

    The new series will also see the launch of the new SM 4 class which is for riders aged 14 plus as supermoto racing returns to Britain after the winter. The WIRE Yamaha team, with top name Dani Muller and rising star David hartley, will have Yamaha's two-wheel drive bike ready in case weather conditions make it viable to be raced.

    WIRE Yamaha also hope to have the Maxim twin cylinder-engined bike ready for the second round at Three Sisters next month. Banbury-based engine builders maxim have provided the powerplant which has been put in a racing chassis by Harris Performance.

    As WIRE Yamaha's Steve woodhouse explained everyone involved in the projext is keen to see the Maxim engine in use on the track. "This is a very exciting project to be involved in," said Woodhouse. "Harris are very excited about it, this is probably the first time they have come across something like this that they are able to get it in a bike so someone can race it.

    "We can't wait for it to be raced on the track and it's great for the team to be involved."

    The new Supermoto 4 class will feature the future of the sport and WIRE Yamaha will field three riders in Scott Elderfield, Lewis Toombs and Lewis Cornish.

    With further rounds at Three Sisters and Lydd, in Kent, during February and March any motorcycle race fans starved of action over the Christmas period will be able to see exciting racing.

    Major work has been carried out at Three Sisters to redesign the track and a strong field of top quality riders have been assembled to take part. Riders in the series can qualify for contingency payments and details of how to be eligible are available on the series website at

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