Yesterday when I was watching the World Superbike finale from Portimao, the post race embrace Davide Tardozzi gave Michele Fabrizio had me thinking...........
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We aren't much for cutting and pasting press releases and calling it content, but this does pretty much sum it all up nicely.
Honda Press Release
Honda Racing Announcement
HEAD: Honda Racing announcement
For immediate release:
Torrance, CA: During the 2009 AMA/DMG Road Racing series, American Honda
Motor Company, Inc. contracted team personnel, including team Honda rider
Neil Hodgson, to the Corona Extra Honda race team.
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. Team staff was informed of these changes today at 1:00PM
Not sure how I feel about this. There IS something about being able to operate a clutch, match revs on a down shift and be smooth that is appealing. On the other hand, I can see how on touring and commuter bikes this could be attractive. Not sure how well it will work for sport bike and racing applications, but I'm sure we will find out very shortly.
The last lap of the World Supersport race from Brno this past weekend was just about one for the ages! Want to show people why motorcycle racing is SO much better than cage racing, this would be a good place to start. Maybe not as good the the Assen WSS race last year, but still quite good.