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Fiat sponsorship to continue

Post by Kay46 on Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:13 pm

Yamaha - Fiat partnership to continue 04/11

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd and Fiat Automobiles Spa have concluded an agreement to continue their partnership for a further two years.

The agreement will see Fiat continue as the title sponsor of Yamaha’s Factory MotoGP Team, which will continue to be known as the Fiat Yamaha Team, for 2009 and 2010.

Fiat joined Yamaha at the start of 2007 and their partnership has been a successful one with 14 grand prix wins to date, culminating in the capture of the 2008 Rider, Team and Manufacturer titles. 2009 will see the same team with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo contesting the championship for the Fiat Yamaha Team.

“I heartily welcome the extension of the agreement with Fiat as title sponsor of our MotoGP Factory Team for another two years” said Masao Furusawa, Executive Officer Engineering Operations of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. “We will be working to continue the great partnership that resulted in the Fiat Yamaha Team winning the triple crown in 2008”.

Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing Srl, commented, “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Fiat for a further two years. It remains a very interesting mix for an Italian car manufacturer to be partner of a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer in the world’s premier motorcycle racing series.

"After a tough first season in 2007 we were really happy to win the triple crown titles this year for Yamaha and for Fiat.

"Fiat’s decision to continue for a further two years is a sign of confidence in our activities and a strong confirmation of the value of being involved in the MotoGP championship. Our target for the future is clear: we want to continue with our winning ways and provide even more excitement for the fans of the Fiat Yamaha Team”.
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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by tassiedevil on Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:43 pm

Yes thought they would, would be crazy to end the sponsorship now. The deal
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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by valegirl46 on Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:39 am

Im glad that Fiat are sticking with them, I think they make a really good team and this year just proved that.
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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by tammerz on Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:05 am

why ruin a good thing?

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The 2009 Season

Post by tammerz on Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:17 pm

2009 MotoGP Calendar announced
By Michael Guy

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25 July 2008 13:12


The 2009 provisional MotoGP calendar has been announced today. The 18 round series includes two USA rounds along with new addition Lake Balaton in Hungary.





DATE
GRAND PRIX
CIRCUIT

April 12
Qatar
Losail

April 26
Japan
Motegi

May 3
Spain
Jerez

May 17
France
Le Mans

May 31
Italy
Mugello

June 14
Catalunya
Catalunya

June 27
Netherlands
Assen

July 5
United States
Laguna Seca

July 19
Germany
Sachsenring

July 26
Great Britain
Donington Park

August 16
Czech Republic
Brno

August 30
Indianopolis
Indianopolis

September 13
San Marino
Misano

September 20
Hungary
Lake Balaton

October 4
Portugal
Estoril

October 18
Australia
Phillip Island

October 25
Malaysia
Sepang

November 8
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Lake Balaton Hungary

Post by tammerz on Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:19 pm

Work starts on new Hungary circuit
By Matthew Birt

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07 November 2008 09:15


Work has commenced on the new Balatonring circuit in Hungary, which is due to stage a round of the MotoGP world champion in just 10 months time.

2009 MotoGP calendar
The first stone was laid yesterday (Thursday) in preparation for the new circuit, which is due to host the Hungarian GP on September 20.

Local dignitaries and home hero Gabor Talmacsi, who won the 2007 world 125cc championship, attended the ceremony.

Jorge Martinez Aspar, who has been one of the major driving forces behind the project, was also present, as was Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta.

“I think that it will be exciting to race here because, if you remember Brno, there were 30 to 40,000 people there with my national flag.” I’d like to try the track as soon as possible to gain an advantage, “said Talmacsi, who has quit 125 to move to the 250GP class in 2009.

Talking about the race that will replace the China clash in Shanghai, Ezpeleta said: “ “Since we first spoke with the Hungarian government and all the representatives of the project, we have realised that this is a very important for both them and ourselves. I’m sure that if the weather is OK the track can be finished on time and we can have a Hungarian Grand Prix on September 20th.”


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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by tammerz on Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:32 pm

MotoGP » Brno extends MotoGP contract.
Friday, 7th November 2008

Brno extends MotoGP contract until 2013.
MotoGP will return to Brno in the Czech Republic until at least 2013, following an extension of the current agreement between the circuit's owners and world championship commercial rights-holders Dorna Sports.

It is a two-year extension on a contract which already covered the period up to 2011, meaning that MotoGP visits to Brno are assured for at least the next five years.

The Brno date is highly popular with the riders and supporters alike, and this year in August the Czech event was attended by massive crowds of nearly 240,000 over the course of the weekend.

The first ever grand prix held at Brno was in 1965 on the original 13.94 km long road circuit, with the current circuit introduced in 1987 and used every year since then with the exception of 1992.

In 2009 the Czech Republic Grand Prix will be held from August 14-16 and the event will be the 22nd time that the current circuit has hosted a grand prix.

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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by tammerz on Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:34 pm

MotoGP » Talmacsi present as Balatonring begins.
Thursday, 6th November 2008

Construction of new Balatonring motorcycle grand prix circuit starts in Hungary.

The first stone of the new Balatonring circuit, which will host next year's Hungarian Grand Prix, was laid on the construction site near Savoly in Western Hungary on Thursday.

Among those attending the event was local star and 2007 125cc world champion Gabor Talmacsi, together with his team manager - and fellow former world champion - Jorge Martinez 'Aspar', who has been one of the driving forces behind the project.

"I think that it will be exciting to race here because, if you remember Brno, there were 30-40,000 people there with my national flag [pictured]," said Talmacsi. "I'd like to try the track as soon as possible, to gain an advantage!"

The proceedings consisted of laying the first stone and burying a 'time capsule' containing mementos of the day and the Hungarian and Spanish flags.

"Since we first spoke with the Hungarian government and all the representatives of the project, we have realized that this is a very important for both them and ourselves," said Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. "I'm sure that if the weather is OK the track can be finished on time and we can have a Hungarian Grand Prix on September 20th."

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Post by tammerz on Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:12 pm

Yamaha MotoGP boss plays down Ben Spies swoop
By Matthew Birt

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20 November 2008 15:52


Senior Yamaha race boss Lin Jarvis has insisted that the Japanese factory has no deal already in place to bring triple American superbike champion Ben Spies to MotoGP in 2010.

Spies has made it clear that he wants to be in MotoGP in 2010 after moving to Yamaha’s factory World Superbike squad for next season.

Yamaha has big interest in the former Suzuki rider, and should he impress in next year’s WSB series, speculation is mounting that he will move to the Tech 3 Yamaha squad.

But Jarvis has told MCN that there is no pre-contractual agreement in place with Spies, who raced in three MotoGP races for Suzuki in 2008, claiming a best of sixth in Indianapolis.

“There is no deal done", Jarvis told MCN. “Coming into our World Superbike team will put him closer on the radar because we will watch him closely, understand him and see his potential.

"It is no secret that his intention is to come to MotoGP and he sees this as the next step in his career to achieving his goal. We are fully aware of this and I know his target. But there is no clause or no guarantee, though we will be monitoring his progress closely.”

Spies impressed recently on his R1 debut at the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

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Re: The 2009 Season

Post by valegirl46 on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:51 am

MotoGP: The end for traction control?
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MotoGP boss says it's time to review electronic aids


MOTOGP BOSS Carmelo Ezpeleta has said there may be a reduction of electronic riding aids in next year's MOtoGP series.
Many riders have called for a ban on the electtronic aids, as they believe it's dumbing down competition within the sport. In an interview with Motosprint, Ezpeleta said:

"We need to get down to discuss it, as it's been done in every motor racing series. I've asked the manufacturers to look for a solution, to start talking, but we won't see anything in 2009. We'll need more time. However, regulating electronics will be the next step."

But even though the topic of electronic aids is high on Ezpeleta's list, the Dorna big-wig was firm that the championship was still a tough competiton to win:

"It must not be thought that Valentino won easily, he made incredible efforts and he won thanks to his genius. And he has shown his genius to the entire world, so this is a spectacle of the highest level. You only need to remember the Laguna Seca race...

"This was a season where Valentino's strategy counted a lot, and he won because he put Stoner under pressure. And if we add to this Pedrosa, who until mid-season was ahead, the level this year was extremely high. So the title for us has extraordinary value."
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Post by tammerz on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:20 am

Toyota unveil Ducati Desmosedici RR transporter
Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Japanese and Italian technology combine for new track day transporter.




A unique collaboration between Toyota and Ducati has produced one of the custom accessories of the year, unveiled at the recent SEMA custom car and truck show in California. The 2009 Tundra Ducati Desmosedici transporter –an accompaniment for the Italian factory´s Desmosedici RR- turned plenty of heads at the exhibition.

Toyota built the transporter from their regular Tundra CrewMax, with the frame stretched to accommodate the MotoGP replica. A hydraulic ramp, popup solar panels for extra power and flip up bedsides feature on the limited edition accessory, all with the Ducati red and white paintwork.

Ducati lent Toyota one of the special Desmosedici RR machines –a street bike based on the company´s MotoGP models- in addition to tools and leathers to test storage for the project.

`Toyota approached us for this project based on Ducati´s world-championship racing record and our reputation for the best in technology and performance,´ says Michael Lock, Ducati North America CEO. `It is a partnership that gives Ducati some visibility to an enthusiast crowd that we otherwise don't normally reach.´

The most famous owner of the RR since its unveiling at Mugello in 2006 is Hollywood star Tom Cruise, present in the MotoGP paddock at Laguna Seca earlier this year.

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Post by tammerz on Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:15 am

Brivio: Fiat Yamaha wall stays, but the competitiveness is normal
Thursday, 27 November 2008

Rossi crew chief explains decision to keep garage partition in place in 2009.



The introduction of a single-tyre rule for 2009 will not bring about the demolition of the Fiat Yamaha garage-separating wall, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both remaining with their own distinct crews for their respective title challenges. The head of Rossi´s side, Davide Brivio, explained the decision to keep with a winning formula on Wednesday at the Official Test in Jerez.

`It was something that we brought in for 2008 (when the duo ran tyres from two different brands) and it worked well, so we will maintain it,´ says Brivio. `It is not an odd thing that with two riders like Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo there would be some competitiveness there.

`We found that this situation allows everybody to work in a more focused and concentrated way, and with the two different crews that we have within the team the rider can feel that he has a group working exclusively for his needs.´

The current visit to Jerez sees Rossi using both the 2008 and 2009 versions of the Yamaha M1, and Brivio indicates that it is a final chance for preparation before a concentrated program with the latest prototype.

`We´re looking to find the final specification for the 2009 bike at these tests. The target here is to check a few things to work on over the winter and look at the adjustments again in Sepang. In January we normally assemble the final specs, so this will be the last test for the latest information,´ explains the Italian.

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Post by tammerz on Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:18 am

Suzuki deny considering Michelin switch
By Matthew Birt

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01 October 2008 10:40


Suzuki has denied wanting to be part of a mass exodus from Bridgestone as Japanese factory bosses shunned any possibility of switching to Michelin to avoid a one-make tyre rule being introduced next season.

With Ducati and Kawasaki locked in discussions about a shock switch to Michelin at last weekend’s Japanese GP, it was also rumoured that Suzuki management eyed a similar move away from Bridgestone.

But factory team boss Paul Denning told MCN said: “We didn’t considered this. Suzuki’s overall relationship with Bridgestone is so strong that it would not make a lot of sense for us to change.

"And also we do feel that we are looked after very well by Bridgestone on a technical basis at the track. Irrespective of the results we don’t feel we are looked after any worse than any other rider or team.”

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Kawasaki refute tyre claims
By Matthew Birt

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01 October 2008 10:32


Kawasaki management have expressed surprise at the Japanese factory being made a scapegoat in some quarters for the failure of last-minute talks to avert a one-make tyre rule being introduced in 2009.

With Ducati offering to run all five of its GP9 machines on Michelin tyres in 2009 at last weekend’s Japanese GP, the French tyre company only needed to secure deals for another three riders to retain competition with rivals Bridgestone. Rules state one competing tyre manufacturer must supply no less than 40 per cent of the grid, meaning Michelin needed eight bikes to avoid the one-make tyre rule.

Michelin targeted Kawasaki but whirlwind negotiations saw senior Japanese management refuse to quit Bridgestone. Many then blamed Kawasaki’s reluctance to switch on the failure of tyre competition remaining in MotoGP.

Factory team boss Michael Bartholemy said: “After discussions between the team and the factory it was decided that for us it was better option to stick with Bridgestone. We looked at the possibility of switching but to make that decision in just one day was too short.

"We have been with Bridgestone since 2004, so it didn’t seem right that we might have to move to another tyre brand just because some other teams wanted Bridgestone. I think people have to question HRC or Fiat Yamaha because these are the teams that went to Bridgestone and this is what has caused some problems with the system.

"I don’t understand why people think it was us that caused some issues. In any case, Michelin and Ducati didn’t find an agreement and I think they were further away from a final decision than us.”

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Post by tammerz on Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:24 am

Poncharal: `Team changes a good move´
Monday, 01 December 2008

Tech 3 Yamaha boss plays down importance of Edwards-Toseland crew chief switch.


With the MotoGP lineups in place and on-track activity prohibited until late-January, the pages of the European motorcycle press have been entertaining themselves with comments coming out of the Tech 3 Yamaha camp. An exchange of crew chiefs between James Toseland and Colin Edwards, and a few choice words from Edwards on the matter, have made for tasty reading for those interested in inter-team rivalry.

Tech 3 Yamaha Principal Herve Poncharal is not one of those fanning the flames, and said as much at last week´s Official MotoGP Test in Jerez. The Frenchman instead believes that the decision has mutual benefits for both of his riders, and could bring the best out of them in 2009.

`I think that it was a good move; James likes to be near his crew chief in order to discuss things between races and tests, and Gary (Reynders) lives in England at the moment,´ says Poncharal of the Toseland-instigated switch. `Colin is confident of the whole team´s potential, and knows that Guy is a very experienced and valuable crew chief.´

Edwards had previously given Toseland a few pointers at his opening MotoGP test in Sepang, but in the first test of the 2009 preseason the atmosphere inside the garage was a little less friendly. Competitive rivalry has spurred on many a MotoGP racewinner, and Poncharal sees nothing wrong with a bit of `edge´ in the quest to put the satellite bike on the top step of the podium.

`James got what he wanted, and I think that it will help him to be more confident. Colin has the extra motivation to show that his results last year were because of him and nothing else. Everyone knows that the first guy a rider wants to beat is his teammate, and this is a situation that we will have next year, ´ he says.

Both riders will be back in action at the first test of the year in Sepang, where they will be testing Bridgestone tyres on the 2009 satellite version of the Yamaha M1 for the first time.

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Post by tammerz on Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:30 pm

Suzuki still waiting on Rizla decision for 2009
By Matthew Birt

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04 December 2008 11:17


Suzuki’s factory MotoGP team is still awaiting a decision on whether Rizla will remain as its title sponsor in next year’s MotoGP world championship.

The Japanese factory has yet to finalise its sponsorship plans for 2009, with discussions still on-going with Rizla over a potential new deal.

Rizla ended its seven-year relationship with Suzuki’s British superbike squad earlier this year, and has yet to confirm it plans to renew with the MotoGP squad, which runs Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi.

The global credit crunch though is also starting to have an impact on the MotoGP paddock.

Asked whether Rizla would remain on the GSV-R in 2009, team manager Paul Denning said: “I don’t know yet. We are in negotiation, it’s not a stalemate, but because it is still under negotiation there is still a chance we may not reach agreement. I expect to know before the end of this year.”

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Dorna announces DEWALT as a new sponsor
Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The world´s leading manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, DEWALT, has joined the MotoGP World Championship as the MotoGP Power Tool Supplier for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.



Thanks to a new agreement with Dorna Sports, DEWALT power tools will be used in the MotoGP paddock by Dorna's operational staff working at the circuits as of next season.

Established over 80 years ago, DEWALT´S reputation of designing, engineering and building tough industrial power tools and accessories, and delivering high performance to the professional tradesman, has earned the company market leadership in its native North America. With their commitment to providing jobsite solutions that continue to revolutionise the working methods employed by the construction industry, DEWALT is now the fastest growing supplier of professional power tools in the world and has remained so over the past five years.

The new partnership with Dorna Sports will allow DEWALT to exploit the global marketing opportunities afforded by MotoGP and further enhance their brand position across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

DEWALT will also be present in the public areas at most European Grands Prix to allow end users the opportunity to try products and truly understand their outstanding performance and productivity benefits.

DEWALT´s Pete Morris, Vice President - Professional, Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented, `We are excited to announce our new partnership with Dorna and MotoGP. It is important for our brand to be associated with a high energy growth sport, with strong access to our target demographic and end users. This strategy is key to our DEWALT formula, as it promotes close end user engagement at the track and beyond.´

Dorna Sports´ Managing Director Pau Serracanta stated, `We are delighted to welcome DEWALT into the MotoGP World Championship paddock as our Power Tool Supplier. The company have strong links to motorsports and the quality of their products will be recognised by MotoGP´s ever increasing fanbase.´

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Post by tammerz on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:04 pm

MotoGP faces at Bologna Motorshow
Tuesday, 09 December 2008

Andrea Dovizioso leads the World Championship representation at prestigious event.



One of the biggest events of its kind in Italy, the Bologna Motorshow began this past weekend with a host of MotoGP World Championship figures in attendance. Premier class rider Andrea Dovizioso was joined by 250cc titlist Marco Simoncelli, Mattia Pasini and Graziano Rossi –father of Valentino- to kick off the show on Sunday behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang GT, part of the `Toyo Superbikers Drifting´ section of the Bologna event.

The riders and ex-riders performed controlled skids and even took the Mustang onto two wheels to wow the crowd, with the agenda also including the Red Bull Nascar Show and Innovation Cube.

Further fun is to be had at the Bologna Motorshow until its close on December 14th.

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Post by tammerz on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:15 pm

Honda considering 2009 MotoGP cuts
By Matthew Birt

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09 December 2008 10:06


Honda has refused to confirm it will maintain its current level of involvement in MotoGP next season after the Japanese factory’s shock move to quit Formula One.

CEO and chairman Takeo Fukui dropped a bombshell last week when he announced Honda would withdraw from F1 because of the impact of the global economic crisis.

And as a result, HRC has confirmed its level of involvement in MotoGP in 2009 is “under consideration.”

HRC currently provides nearly a third of the grid for MotoGP, with the Japanese factory planning to field six of the 19 bikes in 2009.

When asked by MCN if HRC would retain that level of participation, a factory spokesman in Japan said: “We are under consideration, and cannot answer. More than we imagined, the economic crisis has had an influence on what we do.

Therefore, there is an implication for MotoGP as well. The situation is serious.”


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Post by tammerz on Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:39 pm

MotoGP boss gets Honda assurance
By Matthew Birt

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11 December 2008 14:30


Honda has told MotoGP bosses that it does intend to compete in MotoGP next season with six bikes, despite the global economic crisis forcing the Japanese factory to quit Formula One.

Although no official confirmation has yet come from HRC, Takanao Tsubouchi of the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association (MSMA) relayed Honda’s intention at a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission in Barcelona yesterday.

Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta attended the meeting, which saw the final rules agreed for the new 600cc class that will replace the current 250 two-stroke world championship in 2011.

International Race Teams Association president Herve Poncharal attended the meeting and he said: “Of course the F1 Honda news was a shock for everyone involved in motorsport, so this question of their participation was raised.

"He (Tsubouchi) is not a Honda spokesman but he represents all the manufacturers and Honda is one of the manufacturers and he told us that there were no worries about Honda’s involvement. I’ve spoken with Fausto Gresini and Lucio Cecchinello and nobody seems in any doubt that the six bikes they are planning to do will all be on the grid.”

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Post by tammerz on Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:34 pm

Suzuki’s MotoGP future safe
By Matthew Birt

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15 December 2008 13:10


Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad will remain largely unaffected by the current global economic crisis, MCN can reveal.

The Japanese factory has announced it is to quit the world rally championship after just one campaign in 2009 because of the financial slowdown.

The news comes hot on the heels of Honda’s decision to quit Formula One and last week HRC also withdrew its factory team out of the American superbike championship, leaving British rider Neil Hodgson out in the cold.

The British-based factory MotoGP squad though, which runs Aussie Chris Vermeulen and Italian veteran Loris Capirossi, will proceed as normal.

Suzuki team boss Paul Denning told MCN: “At this time we have got no indication that there is any change to our programme for next year.

"Of course there is concern regarding the overall economic position and that has a knock on effect with regard to sponsorship revenues but there is no indication yet that we will be doing anything different other than trying to control costs as best we can and get the best possible results we can within a sensible budget.

"We have always looked at controlling costs very carefully, and fingers crossed that has put us in a reasonable position for difficult times coming up.”

Denning also confirmed that Suzuki is still in negotiation with title sponsor Rizla over an extended deal.

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Post by tammerz on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:21 am

MotoGP 2009 provisional entry list released
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The FIM have published the provisional entry list for the premier class of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship.



The provisional entry list for MotoGP in 2009 has been released by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) as follows:

3. DANI PEDROSA, REPSOL HONDA TEAM
4. ANDREA DOVIZIOSO, REPSOL HONDA TEAM
5. COLIN EDWARDS, TECH 3 YAMAHA
7. CHRIS VERMEULEN, RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP
14. RANDY DE PUNIET, LCR HONDA MOTOGP
15. ALEX DE ANGELIS, SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI
21. JOHN HOPKINS, KAWASAKI RACING TEAM
24. TONI ELIAS, SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI
27. CASEY STONER, DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM
33. MARCO MELANDRI, KAWASAKI RACING TEAM
36. MIKA KALLIO, PRAMAC RACING
46. VALENTINO ROSSI, FIAT YAMAHA TEAM
52. JAMES TOSELAND, TECH 3 YAMAHA
59. SETE GIBERNAU, GRUPO FRANCISCO HERNANDO
65. LORIS CAPIROSSI, RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP
69. NICKY HAYDEN, DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM
72. YUKI TAKAHASHI, SCOT RACING TEAM MOTOGP
88. NICCOLO CANEPA, PRAMAC RACING
99. JORGE LORENZO, FIAT YAMAHA TEAM

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Post by tammerz on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:24 am

250cc provisional entry list for 2009
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The entry list of riders for the 250cc class in 2009 has been provisionally published today (Monday 15th December) by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme.



2009 250cc class FIM provisional rider entry list:

4. HIROSHI AOYAMA, SCOT RACING TEAM 250cc
7. AXEL PONS, PEPE WORLD PONS WRB
8. BASTIEN CHESAUX, RACING TEAM GERMANY
9. TONI WIRSING, RACING TEAM GERMANY
10. IMRE TOTH, TEAM TOTH APRILIA
12. THOMAS LUTHI, EMMI - CAFFE LATTE
14. RATTHAPARK WILAIROT, THAI HONDA PTT SAG
15. ROBERTO LOCATELLI, METIS GILERA
16. JULES CLUZEL, MATTEONI RACING
17. KAREL ABRAHAM, CARDION AB MOTORACING
19. ALVARO BAUTISTA, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM
21. HECTOR BARBERA, PEPE WORLD PONS WRB
25. ALEX BALDOLINI, WTR SAN MARINO TEAM
28. GABOR TALMACSI, BALATON RACING TEAM 250cc
35. RAFFAELE DE ROSA, SCOT RACING TEAM 250cc
41. ALEIX ESPARGARO, CAMPETELLA RACING
48. SHOYA TOMIZAWA, TEAM CIP
51. STEVIE BONSEY, APRILIA MADRID
52. LUKAS PESEK, AUTO KELLY - CP
58. MARCO SIMONCELLI, METIS GILERA
63. MIKE DI MEGLIO, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM 250cc
75. MATTIA PASINI, TEAM TOTH APRILIA

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Post by tammerz on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:27 am

125cc provisional entry list for 2009
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The provisional entry list of riders for next year´s 125cc World Championship has been published by the FIM.



2009 125cc class FIM provisional rider entry list:

5. ALEXIS MASBOU, LONCIN RACING
7. DOMINIQUE AEGERTER, AJO INTERWETTEN
8. LORENZO ZANETTI, WWC
11. SANDRO CORTESE, AJO INTERWETTEN
12. ESTEVE RABAT, BLUSENS APRILIA
16. CAMERON BEAUBIER, RED BULL KTM 125
17. STEFAN BRADL, KIEFER RACING
18. NICOLAS TEROL, JACK & JONES PONS WRB
24. SIMONE CORSI, JACK & JONES PONS WRB
27. STEFANO BIANCO, CBC CORSE
29. ANDREA IANNONE, WWC
30. PERE TUTUSAUS, MATTEONI RACING
32. LORENZO SAVADORI,FONTANA RACING
33. SERGIO GADEA, BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc
34. RANDY KRUMMENACHER, DEGRAAF GRAND PRIX
38. BRADLEY SMITH, BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc
44. POL ESPARGARO, BELSON DERBI
45. SCOTT REDDING, BLUSENS APRILIA
60. JULIAN SIMON, BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc
66. MATTHEW HOYLE, MAXTRA TEAM
71. TOMOYOSHI KOYAMA, LONCIN RACING
72. MARCO RAVAIOLI, CBC CORSE
73. TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI, WWC
81. JASPER IWEMA, KIEFER RACING
88. MICHAEL RANSEDER, MAXTRA TEAM
93. MARC MARQUEZ, RED BULL KTM 125
94. JONAS FOLGER, WWC
99. DANNY WEBB, DEGRAAF GRAND PRIX
TBC. xx, BELSON DERBI

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Post by tammerz on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:29 am

Lucio Cecchinello: Honda won’t quit MotoGP
By Matthew Birt

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16 December 2008 11:11


LCR Honda team boss Lucio Cecchinello has told MCN he is convinced that the Japanese factory will honour its commitment to supply six bikes in the 2009 MotoGP world championship.

Honda’s involvement in the premier class series next season was thrown into doubt when it made a shock decision to quit Formula One because of the global economic crisis.

A Honda spokesman confirmed to MCN earlier this week that the credit crunch would inevitably impact on Honda’s MotoGP effort, but independent team boss Cecchinello is adamant that all four Honda teams will be on the grid in 2009.

“I haven’t spoken with Honda at all, but I would like to say that Honda in Formula One is a completely different department to HRC,” Cecchinello said. “The history of Honda is producing motorcycles. They’ve made cars for many years, but Honda’s core business is motorcycles and I’m pretty sure they will never stop racing in MotoGP.

”I don’t think their Formula One decision will have any impact for MotoGP. HRC is a subsidiary of Honda, so maybe they will receive some kind of budget cut. But this is something that will happen for every motorcycle manufacturer with sales decreasing for everybody.”

Honda caused another major surprise last week when it confirmed its withdrawal from the American superbike series. The move to shutdown its factory operation has left British rider Neil Hodgson without a ride just days after he topped the timesheets at the recent Daytona test.

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