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Jun 7, 2001

Marchini Leaves PJ1 AMA 250cc Grand Prix Team

Racer Ed Marchini and tuner Dave Pressler are at Road America pitted separately from the PJ1/Tech Star Industries/Team Turfrey 250cc Grand Prix team. When asked about the situation, Marchini said that he was not provided with what the team had agreed to provide him.<BR><BR>Team Owner Brian Turfrey was even more tight-lipped, saying "I'd rather not get into a bunch of mud-slinging. Ed's a good guy. Let's just say that we agreed to disagree and go our separate ways."<BR><BR>Marchini is sixth in the MBNA 250cc Grand Prix point standings coming into Road America.<BR><BR>Meanwhile, Turfrey revealed that his team will not compete in the AMA 250cc Grand Prix Series next year, instead switching to 600cc Supersport.<BR><BR>"At the end of the year we'll either have a really big sale or a really big bonfire," Turfrey said.