250cc team owner Arie Molenaar and chief mechanic Hans Spaan, a nine times 125cc GP winner, officially unveiled their 2003 line-up in the Netherlands.

There, they proudly presented their new rider line-up of Katja Poensgen, the only female GP-rider, and three-times Dutch 250cc champion Henk van de Lagemaat, as well as announcing that Dark Dog will be their title sponsor.

At the launch, Molenaar spoke of his pleasure in being able to run a Dutch rider in a Dutch team, while also revealing that Poensgen has a two-year deal with the team - and the latest sponsorship deal was thanks to her.

"At this moment Henk van de Lagemaat is by far the best rider in Holland. He raced three years in the 250cc European Championship and won 3 Dutch championship titles in a row," said Molenaar. "I'm happy to have a Dutch race-ace at the grid, waiting for young talented riders to follow up [vd Lagemaat is 34]. But with Henk for sure we are going to score WC-points this year.

"For Katja Poensgen, who brought in one of the main sponsors Dark Dog, we have made a GP-come-back career plan for two GP-seasons," stated Molenaar.

Both riders tested at the IRT tests in Jerez and Estoril, as well as at Valencia two weeks later. The 2003 GP season starts in at Suzuka on April 7.