The Kawasaki Satellite Racing team has terminated its contracts with Wyatt Avis and Jarred De Jager, after declaring their performances far from adequate in the two opening rounds of the 2003 World Championship season.

At the 125cc GP season opener in Spain, an already injured Avis fell again in practice and although he started his qualifying race, he was never able to threaten the top 12 positions needed to progress to Sunday's GP.

Team-mate de Jager arrived with a dose of 'flu, and the 19 year old pulled out of his qualifying race in the early laps as a result.

Although neither could take all the blame for the first round disappointment, at last weekend's Grand Prix of the Netherlands, things didn't improve, with both failing to qualifying once again - Avis was 23rd in his heat, with de Jager 21st in the second.

Both went through to the last chance (where they had to finish in the top 6 to qualify) but were left in 15th (de Jager) and 18th (Avis).

"Both Jarrett and Wyatt have tremendous talent but have failed to live up to expectations both on and off the track," claimed Team Manager Glen Dempsey, who then stated that it wasn't purely the on track underperformance that was behind his decision:

"We will not tolerate unprofessional behavior, misconduct and lack of self discipline," said Dempsey. "It is very unfortunate for the sponsors and team staff who have invested their time, money and hard work in Jarrett and Wyatt."

It has been mutually agreed by Kawasaki Europe and the team that they will not replace the riders and continue with the the 2003 GP season.