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R Thomas
09-19-2002, 10:01 PM
This is quoted from www.speedtv.com (http://www.speedtv.com) .

"Catching up on the latest news: Honda were caught out, they say, by a news leak in the United States confirming the signing of Nicky Hayden and his entry into the works HRC team as Rossiís team mate. They intended to announce this at MotoGP when they had already sorted out their sponsorship deal with Repsol or another company and when they had figured out what to do with Tohru Ukawa. It now seems that Ukawa will go to the Pons team with full works machines."

R Thomas
09-19-2002, 10:01 PM
This is quoted from www.speedtv.com (http://www.speedtv.com) .

"Catching up on the latest news: Honda were caught out, they say, by a news leak in the United States confirming the signing of Nicky Hayden and his entry into the works HRC team as Rossiís team mate. They intended to announce this at MotoGP when they had already sorted out their sponsorship deal with Repsol or another company and when they had figured out what to do with Tohru Ukawa. It now seems that Ukawa will go to the Pons team with full works machines."

SMILEYMAN
09-20-2002, 08:32 AM
Well according to my last Motorcyclist magazine, 10 out of the 24 franchise positions in MotoGP will be filled by RC211V's. Between Pramac, Honda Pons, HRC and another CO. using Honda's V5 engine in a different chassis this will be a big version of NASCARS IROC series. Identical machines, let the best set up and rider win. Rumors have it that the cost effeciency of the change to four strokes is out the window too. Costs of leasing and maintaining an RC211V over a NSR500 is about 50% greater according to some sources. It will be interesting to watch and see if any of the other teams can step it up and challenge "Big Red" LOL to the new players Kawasaki and Ducati as well as the existing Yamaha and Suzuki teams. Smileyman

SMILEYMAN
09-20-2002, 08:32 AM
Well according to my last Motorcyclist magazine, 10 out of the 24 franchise positions in MotoGP will be filled by RC211V's. Between Pramac, Honda Pons, HRC and another CO. using Honda's V5 engine in a different chassis this will be a big version of NASCARS IROC series. Identical machines, let the best set up and rider win. Rumors have it that the cost effeciency of the change to four strokes is out the window too. Costs of leasing and maintaining an RC211V over a NSR500 is about 50% greater according to some sources. It will be interesting to watch and see if any of the other teams can step it up and challenge "Big Red" LOL to the new players Kawasaki and Ducati as well as the existing Yamaha and Suzuki teams. Smileyman