Friday, July 13, 2007

Team Roberts to say goodbye to MotoGP at the end of 2007?

Is this the last year we'll see Team Roberts in MotoGP? Probably...

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.

Also see:
2007 Dutch TT: The Doctor is back!
Rossi vs Pedrosa: The battle that's not happening in 2007...
The Unstoppable Casey Stoner!
2007 MotoGP bikes: Which one is the best?
MotoGP bikes: Three decades of evolution
Now you can buy a MotoGP bike...!

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