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Jan 24, 2003

Proton V5 Runs For First Time

From a press release issued by Proton Team KR:<BR><BR>Banbury, England - January 24, 2003<BR><BR>History was made today as Proton Team KR is proud to announce that its new V-5 four-stroke engine came to life for the first time. The 990cc Proton KR MotoGP engine ran successfully on an engine dynamometer for initial data generation. Staff are evaluating the data and performing initial post-run hardware inspection.<BR><BR>Those present noted that the engine had a very unique and "sweet" sound. "It will be a very nice motor," commented one of the engineers present at the test.<BR><BR>Kenny Roberts - Team Owner:<BR>"We've been through all of this before. I'm really happy to see it finally run. Now the hard and interesting work has just begun. It will be nice when we get it on the racetrack."<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>