Hodgson loses AMA Superbike ride

Corona Extra Honda race team pull plug after string of disappointing results

Hodgson loses AMA Superbike ride

NEIL HODGSON has been left without a job after Honda America pulled out of the AMA Championship with immediate effect.

Honda USA made the announcement over the weekend, saying that the team hadn't won enough as far as it was concerned.

Hodgson, who was at the British Superbike round at Croft just over a week ago and said that he was looking for a BSB ride for next year is now unlikely to ride in America again this season, effectively finishing his American career.

A statement from Honda says that the team's assets will be put into storage and the Corona Extra squad is to be wound up on September 30. The statement reads: "Corona Extra Honda race team participated in this series with our award-winning 2009 CBR1000RR in the AMA Superbike class, unfortunately participation in this series did not meet our racing goals and objectives.

"Regrettably the current AMA/DMG racing environment does not align with our company goals. Effective today 9/18/09, AHM will not be renewing contracts with Corona Extra Racing and will be terminating the on-site Road Race operations by 9/30/09. All assets will be put into storage for future consideration."



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