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Sep 15, 2001

With No Flights Available Out Of U.S., DiSalvo Will Miss Spanish Championship Race This Weekend

From a press release issued by Jason DiSalvo's team:<BR><BR>OFFICIAL STATEMENT<BR><BR>Following on from Tuesday's terrible events in the United States, Jim, Connie and Jason DiSalvo wish to assure all friends, colleagues and associates both at home and around the world that neither themselves, their families and friends, nor their business have been directly affected in the disaster.<BR><BR>Like most people, they are deeply shocked, saddened and angered by the terrorist attacks in their country and their thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones or who are still awaiting news.<BR><BR>Whilst sport pales into relative insignificance in comparison, the cancellation of all flights to and from the USA this week has meant that Jason's participation in the 250cc Spanish Championship race at Jarama near Madrid this weekend will not now happen as a result. The United States is at this moment creating a new balance between the freedom of travel we have always enjoyed and the safety and security controls that must now be put into place.<BR><BR>However, Jason and the Cruise America Grand Prix Racing Team hope to be back in action at the 250cc European Championship race at Braga in Portugal on 30th September. <BR><BR>"We're very saddened by what has happened. The worldwide support our nation has received is very reassuring and will be very welcome in the weeks and months to come. It is our intention to meet up with our crew and to race in Portugal in two weeks time" said Jim DiSalvo from his office in Batavia, New York.