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Hellraiser
09-11-2010, 09:16 AM
HRC has announced the extension of their partnership with Repsol and a strong line-up for next season which will see Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner in the team's colours.

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HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) is delighted to announce the extension of the long-standing partnership with Repsol as title sponsor of its factory team for another two seasons.
In addition, HRC is pleased to confirm that the Repsol Honda Team will race with three riders next year, just as it did when Repsol and Honda first joined forces in 1995.
Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner will form a very strong factory Honda team line-up in 2011, evoking memories of the mid-nineties, when Mick Doohan, Alex Criville and Shinichi Ito first rode in Repsol Honda colours.
The new deal with Repsol extends the instantly recognisable Repsol Honda Team partnership which has resulted in eight riders World Championships, 90 race victories and 252 podium finishes.

Tetsuo Suzuki, HRC President:
“We are delighted to announce that our valued partners at Repsol will once again join us in our quest for the MotoGP World Championship next year. Honda’s partnership with Repsol has been long and successful and we are very proud to be together again for this challenge into the future. We are also very pleased to expand the Repsol Honda Team to once again include three riders next year. Our current riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will be joined by Casey Stoner, all racing in Repsol Honda colours to form a truly formidable line-up that we believe can fight for victory at every race and achieve our joint goals: recapturing all three MotoGP World Championship titles.”

Begoņa Elices, Repsol Corporate Director of Communication:
“Repsol is extremely satisfied to be able to extend for another two seasons such a successful relationship with HRC, which will reach 18 years and during which we have achieved 90 victories in the premier class of motorcycle racing. The combination of a reference manufacturer like Honda and three riders like Dani, Andrea and Casey, guarantees us a permanent hope for the whole championship as well as a place in the leading positions of the standings. Competing in the top class is intrinsic to Repsol; it is part of the corporate philosophy and strategy of our company. Top competition gives us the opportunity to be leaders in research and development of new fuels and lubricants while allowing us to maintain a much closer relationship with our customers.”
HRC press release

Binx
09-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Nice one....I hope Lorenzo knows what he is up against... I hope he gets his ass whooped!!!Evil_smile.gif

Hellraiser
09-11-2010, 10:43 AM
Nice one....I hope Lorenzo knows what he is up against... I hope he gets his ass whooped!!!Evil_smile.gif

Well...if he doesn't get beaten by a certian legend on a Ducati, OR the the boys on the Hondas....he should be beaten by Spies...hopefully...maybe Spies will give the little bollix a slap to keep him in line! LOL

OGRI
09-11-2010, 10:52 AM
After declaring its intention to field a 3 man team in the 2011 MotoGP season with riders Pedrosa, Dovizioso, and Stoner, HRC went immediately into circles about how it would pull-off such an arrangement when the money to finance a larger factory squad did not materialize. Exploring avenues that would see a second, single-bike, factory team (rumored to be sponsored by Red Bull) centered around Andrea Dovizioso, Honda also tried to stick the italian rider inside the gresini honda satellite squad (with the promise of factory support), but both efforts came to no avail.
With Dovizioso holding his ground, and Honda bound by a contract, questions regarding how the Japanese manufacture would handle its predicament were a common source of conjecture in the MotoGP paddock. This speculation has finally come to a conclusion though, as HRC has announced it has secured Andrea Dovizioso in the factory team for 2011, which will will continue to be sponsored by Repsol Honda.
Repsol will not only be ponying up more funds for Honda’s MotoGP racing efforts, but the Spanish petroleum company has also signed-on to sponsor Honda for another two years in the premiere motorcycle racing class.
We are delighted to announce that our valued partners at Repsol will once again join us in our quest for the MotoGP World Championship next year,” said HRC President Tetsuo Suzuki. ”We are also very pleased to expand the Repsol Honda Team to once again include three riders next year. Our current riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will be joined by Casey Stoner in Repsol Honda colors to form a truly formidable line-up that we believe can fight for victory at every race and achieve our joint goals: recapturing all three MotoGP World Championship titles.”

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Hellraiser
09-11-2010, 10:53 AM
Nice one Og....good stuff.