Haga to Ducati and other moves

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by Chris Paine, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Chris Paine

    Chris Paine Guest

    I haven't notice any discussion here of the latest rider moves. What
    does the team think of the following:

    Haga to Xerox Ducati.
    Tom Sykes to Santander Yamaha.
    Josh Hayes is doing the final 3 rounds of this year's WSS on a
    Parkalgar Honda.
    Gibernau has signed for Ducati (presumably to ride in the Alice team).
    Elias will ride a Kawasaki run by Aspar Martinez.

    Are there any other rumours flying around?

    Chris Paine, Sep 11, 2008
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    Julian Bond Guest

    Elias to stay put
    Hayden to Ducati
    Gibernau might be on a 5th Ducati
    Canepa to Alice
    Kallio to Alice
    Corser to BMW
    HM Plant to WSB
    Airwaves Ducati to WSB
    Biaggi to ????
    Spies to ????
    Nieto to leave Alstare
    Ten Kate to run 4 Superbikes. Or is that 2.
    Scott Redding to get a factory Aprilia

    I bet there's more. After all Biaggi, Checa, Byrne, Camier, Corser,
    Crutchlow, Haslam, Spies, Guintoli, Elias, Nieto, Dovizioso, West and
    probably others still have contracts to be signed for next year.
    Julian Bond, Sep 11, 2008
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  3. Chris Paine

    Chris Paine Guest

    I don't think a 5th Ducati is very likely, but then at the start of
    the season I would have said that Pedrosa moving to Bridgestones mid-
    season was an impossibility. But if there were 5 Ducatis on the grid
    next season, it would beg the question why can't Suzuki and Kawasaki
    supply more bikes?
    Getting awfully crowded at Alice if Gibernau is there as well :)
    The latest rumour seems to be that Corser will stay put, as Santander
    Yamaha will be able to afford him now, as Sykes wage bill will be
    significantly less than Haga's.
    Leaves BSB a bit short.
    Not to mention the rest of the AMA riders.

    Chris Paine, Sep 12, 2008
  4. Chris Paine

    Chris Paine Guest

    But Randy Mamola on Eurosport has just said that's what's going to
    happen, with Gibernau riding a Ducati in an Onde sponsored team, and
    Alice running Kallio and Canepa, with Ducati taking a more active role
    with that team.

    Mamola also said that Elias will be going to Gresini Honda.

    Chris Paine, Sep 12, 2008
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