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Trophy for top satellite rider?

“Honestly if you work in a positive way, can get good results and perhaps bring up young riders then you will get media coverage - just like Team Scot last year, they had a lot of coverage simply because Andrea did extremely well,” the Frenchman told “In terms of getting media coverage to show to potential investors - which is what we are really talking about - if you do nothing on track, okay you can force a cameraman with a gun and say 'film him for ten seconds' but for me that would have no meaning! If you are here it means you like competition, and you like to prove to others that you can compete in this world. We should not need that kind of help.”

In addition, separating the premier-class field into 'factory' and 'satellite' is not as fair as it might appear, with Elias getting a factory Honda to be run by the Gresini team for 2009 and Tech 3 enjoying the latest Yamaha equipment once again.

Ducati's satellite teams expects to start the year with a similar technical package to the factory squad, but Honda's satellite riders (with the exception of Elias) have a different specification RC212V relative to the factory Repsol team.

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Isaias Rosario - Unregistered

February 11, 2009 1:40 PM

Cecchinello cames out with a good idea, but I do not think that a championship inside another will be possible. Maybe something like what is been done in the WTCC, with Independents Throphy, will be more acceptable.

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