Honda to stay in MotoGP

Honda stay in motorcycle racing's big league, despite quitting F1

Posted: 19 December 2008
by Visordown News

PRESIDENT AND CEO of the Honda Corportation, Takeo Fukui, has confirmed Honda will remain in MotoGP in 2009.

His announcement was made at an end of year speech, in which Fukui quashed rumours of Honda's possible withdrawal from racing's premier class. The rumours have been circulating the racing world since the company's recent decision to quit F1.

Mr Fukui went on to outline Honda's future plans in the face of global economic recession. He also talked on the subject of electric motorcycles, saying the company will be producing battery powered bikes for sale by the start of 2011 - the same plans unearthed by Visordown over a month ago.


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Just heard from a reliable source that Yamaha are about to withdraw factory support from WSB.

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 22:50

Do they support Yamaha Italia (or whatever they're called) much?

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 22:51

Yes, that's the factory supported team.

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 22:54

who was due to ride for them? tom sykes was one wasn't it ?

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 22:55

ben spies

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 22:56

Is this a Kawasaki out of MotoGP chinese whisper?

I'd be surprised if Yamaha pull the plug on WSB, as they are dominatng MotoGP and would want to bloody Ducati's nose in WSB too, especially with the new model out now.

Be sorry if they do though


Posted: 30/12/2008 at 23:00

I've got an idea, they can video track days instead.

Still have 3 classes.

Novice.

Inters.

And for the gran finale, the fast group.


Posted: 30/12/2008 at 23:01

John, I keep telling you, it's a trackday, not a race day. You're putting people in danger with your frivolous attitude to Health & Safety

Posted: 30/12/2008 at 23:05

It is a race I tell yea.

Tis.


Posted: 30/12/2008 at 23:10

Doubt its a Chinese whisper, the person who emailed me is well placed to know about such things.

Posted: 31/12/2008 at 00:14

kaptainkaos wrote (see)
Doubt its a Chinese whisper, the person who emailed me is well placed to know about such things.

Two sets of big news coming before the end of the week then

Posted: 31/12/2008 at 00:22

John.. wrote (see)

It is a race I tell yea.

Tis.

Aye.

Anyone who tries to tell you different about any trackday (except mebbee those Rapid Skills ones) is a big fat lying   bastid.

And they are also undoubtedly slower /less skillful than they'd like to be, tho they ain't got an exclusive on that 


Posted: 31/12/2008 at 00:48

TrickyDicky wrote (see)
John.. wrote (see)

It is a race I tell yea.

Tis.

Aye.

Anyone who tries to tell you different about any trackday (except mebbee those Rapid Skills ones) is a big fat lying   bastid.

And they are also undoubtedly slower /less skillful than they'd like to be, tho they ain't got an exclusive on that 


everybody's slower than they want to be ,including rossi.

nobody reaches a level and says "that's fast enough" we all want to go quicker.


Posted: 31/12/2008 at 09:21

i hope all these riders are good runners it looks like a foot race this year as no cunts got a bike

Posted: 31/12/2008 at 10:00

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