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August 23, 2014 9:52 AM
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MotoGP » 50-year-old McWilliams talks grand prix return!

TrueFan: It was a twin cylinder 500cc 2 stroke racing against Hondas, Yamahas and Suzukis that were all V4s. The Honda 500 V twin was about 50 bhp down on the v4, so the Aprilia was probably around that level. Putting on pole, wet quali or not, was stunning!
It started life as a 360, then a 410 by time Romboni put it on the podium at Assen 97, by time Jezza got it in 2000 it was a 500. However like the Honda V twin was 20kg lighter than the V4's, the idea to allow them in was because the 250's were sometimes qualifying so fast tehy would have made the front row of 500. Muck spreader put this bike on the podium twice, at a wet Mugello and Donington on Michelins. Harald Becker was the first to take advantage in 91 by boring his TZ250 out to 360 under the Rieju banner. Remember Jezza's 250 win at Assen and his more memorable 2nd at Sachsenring on a TSR chassis Honda RS, beating Rossi and Capirossi.

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