MotoGP: Hayate Kawasaki out for 2010

Marco Melandri left out in the cold as team decide not to compete in 2010

HAYATE - the MotoGP team formerly known as Kawasaki - are to quit racing in the Premier class at the end of 2009.

Last year Kawasaki announced its withdrawal from MotoGP competition, handing over their project and accompanying machines to the newly-formed Hayate racing, with Italian fast man Marco Melandri as the team's sole rider.

Hayate's Chief Engineer Andrea Dosoli has said Kawasaki will play no part in next year's MotoGP series: "Kawasaki will not take part in MotoGP next year."

It seems Marco Melandri will, once again, be searching for another seat in MotoGP.

We'd give him a job. Tomorrow.