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Sep 19, 2002

Warren Willing Leaves Suzuki MotoGP Team

From a press release issued by Suzuki:<BR><BR>WILLING TAKES EARLY LEAVE <BR><BR>September 19th: <BR><BR>Telefonica MoviStar Suzuki's Technical Advisor Warren Willing has taken early leave from team activities ahead of his planned departure at the end of the current season. <BR><BR>Explaining the move, Team Manager Garry Taylor said, "We had already mutually agreed to part with Warren at the end of this season anyway. But now that we have come to the point where we are working on next year's GSV-R machine, it is clearly in everyone's best interests for Warren to take a back seat and effectively take leave from team activities for the rest of the season. <BR><BR>"Warren has played a major role in our success over the last four seasons. In that time Suzuki has won the World Championship in 2000 and moved forward the development of the new GSV-R machine by a whole 12 months. We thank Warren for his input and wish him every success in the future." <BR>