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Pedrosa denies new Honda deal.

HRC president Tetsuo Suzuki appears to have surprised Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso by indicating that they will stay at the factory Honda MotoGP team for the next two years.

Suzuki made the announcement during a special press conference on Friday at the Czech Republic Grand Prix (see previous story), even though it seems neither rider has actually signed.

“Well, still it is not fixed. The negotiations are going well. I have people I trust to do this job,” Pedrosa told the official MotoGP website. “There are still negotiations, but nothing is signed yet.”

Usually high-ranking team members are overly cautious when it comes to contract negotiations, refusing to comment until a watertight agreement has been reached.

Perhaps HRC wanted to kill-off rumours that Jorge Lorenzo will join Honda next year, something Suzuki did specifically rule out at the conference, but the early announcement might also be viewed as a warning to any other teams trying to poach Pedrosa or Dovizioso.

Pedrosa and Dovizioso finished third and fifth fastest in Friday free practice at Brno.

Team title sponsor Repsol is also yet to agree a new contract.



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Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Dovizioso, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Dovizioso, Stoner, Crutchlow, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016

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Hades - Unregistered

August 14, 2009 8:05 PM

Are you on the right website rawdog, you really have not got a clue have you? The site your probally looking for were bile is poured over everthing that isnt amerikkkan or called valentino rossi is superbikeplanetdotcom.

Riz - Unregistered

August 14, 2009 7:03 PM

If you haven't signed it yet, you will sign it soon coz u don't have other option. HRC by their earlier statement slammed the door for Jorge coz if they would be corresponding with Jorge, they wont use that statement, so Dani, no place for you at Yamaha as well.



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