Financial woes blunt Robert's MotoGP campaign
The team, whose involvement in the 2008 series has been in doubt for several weeks due to financial constraints, lost the backing of manufacturer Proton in 2005 and was badly affected by the introduction of the new 800cc MotoGP rules in 2007 when the team used Honda engines.
Robert’s team had hoped to use Ducati engines in MotoGP this season or to run a factory backed MV Agusta team in the World Superbike Championship but neither deal has materialised.
According to media reports the team hopes to secure sufficient backing to return to the MotoGP series in the second half of the 2008 season.
Its sad but that looks as though that's it for Team KR.
Few ever come back from this sort of setback.
I don't get it though.
Surely sponsorship can't be that hard to come by?
Posted: 14/02/2008 at 19:45
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 06:19
tripod_dave wrote (see)
I don't get it though.Surely sponsorship can't be that hard to come by?
I think it is at the back.
TV coverage that only ever shows the leading bikes, means it's better to be a small sponsor for one of the top teams than a title sponsor for one that's at the back.
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 07:25
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