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May 3, 2002

Mitchell Heading For Isle Of Man On MV F4

From a press release:<BR><BR>American Rider To Race Two MV Agusta F4s at TT 2002<BR><BR>Spearheaded by Dwight David Mitchell, M&A Racing will once again contest the Isle of Man TT races in 2002 after last year's cancellation due to the foot and mouth epidemic in the UK. Practice for the 2002 event is scheduled to start on Saturday, the 25th of May and continue through the week with the first of eight races taking place on Saturday, the 1st of June.<BR><BR>The team is pleased to partner with MV Agusta to ride the new F4S at this year's event. The name MV Agusta evokes memories of a bygone age where nearly every race winner, every world champion rode the same type of motorcycle - MV Augusta. It is the most successful name in motorcycle road racing and has won more championships than any other motorcycle brand. With 75 world championships, 270 Grand Prix victories no other manufacturer has equaled their record.<BR><BR>The team spent the whole winter enhancing already spectacular motorcycles, which Dwight likes to refer to it as "taking the bikes to an even higher level". The motorcycles were stripped, parts were ordered or fabricated, fiberglass was painted and mounted, dyno test were done, and now it's time to go racing. <BR><BR>In 1999 Dwight formed a team of Americans which captured the ACU International Club Team Award in the 600 Supersport TT which is one of 8 different machine classes. This year Dwight is not fielding a multi-rider team. Just to complete the race is considered an accomplishment but this year he is looking to concentrate more on racing and less on team management so that he can bring home an individual replica to go along with the silver one he won in the team event.<BR><BR>The race, which is extremely dangerous and difficult, is conducted on a mountain circuit of ordinary roads. This is real road racing, and there is simply nothing like it anywhere in the world. It attracts competitors and fans from every corner of the globe and is arguably the most unique and exciting of all-motorcycling experiences.<BR><BR>Dwight, the middle of three children, works as an international computer consultant. This has allowed him to visit many different countries. His wife Eva, who is also the team manager among many other things, is from Spain and has been living in the USA for 4-1/2 years. They have an active 3-1/2 year old son named Bryce who loves motorcycles and wants to go for rides daily.<BR><BR>Dwight has appeared on Speedvision, BBC-TV, WLIB, Manx Radio, and at local high schools. He has been featured in the following publications: BET Weekend, Longriders, Tourist Trophy, Backroads, Motorcycle Post, Roadracing World, American Roadracing, Solo Moto Treinta, Moto Mania, Motorcyclist Magazine, City Bike, Bikes & Spikes, Lockhart Phillips Catalog, Vanson Catalog, The Star Ledger, Courier News, Home Tribune, Manx Independent, Examiner, and Manx Courier Newspapers.<BR><BR>
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