According to a report on Motoblog, Kenny Roberts may not get engines from Honda for the 2008 MotoGP season. While Satoru Horiike, managing director - HRC, has confirmed the supply of engines to Honda's satellite teams – Hannpsree Gresini, LCR and Konica Minolta – he has also implied that it may not be possible for HRC to make and supply any more 800cc MotoGP-spec engines.
If Kenny Roberts is not able to get engines from Honda for the 2008 season, it may mean curtains for him, his sons and his team as far as MotoGP is concerned. We don't believe Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki or Kawasaki will provide engines to Team Roberts, who've anyway been doing very poorly this season, with riders usually finishing in the last spot. However, if Kenny Roberts can somehow join forces and work with Ilmor, who are looking at making a comeback to MotoGP in 2008, things may get interesting for both parties.
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