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Repsol Honda to persevere with two riders at Silverstone

Repsol Honda confirms it will continue with Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso at Silverstone, rather than replace Dani Pedrosa.
Repsol Honda has confirmed it will not replace Dani Pedrosa for this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, instead choosing to concentrate on Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso.

Having persevered with a two-man line-up at the Catalunya Grand Prix, there were rumours that Repsol Honda were considering a replacement rider for Silverstone should Pedrosa not be in a position to return.

However, although Pedrosa has since ruled himself out of the British Grand Prix, Repsol Honda will not replace him, scuppering rumours that they were going to promote Gresini Honda rider Hiroshi Aoyama for the event.

Other riders linked to Pedrosa's seat included former MotoGP rider John Hopkins, while Jonathan Rea would have also been a likely consideration had he not been committed to World Superbikes at Misano this weekend.

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June 07, 2011 2:52 PM

I think the main reason for keeping Dani's bike under cover is to limit the number of Km's his engine does. If Dani was out for 2 months, Dorna would push HRC to replace him for the missing races. Then we would end up with the same farce as last year when Yamaha brought in some Factory muppet to replace Rossi and putt round keeping his engine fresh for later in the year. I hate this 6 engine rule

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June 07, 2011 4:02 PM

They may not replace Pedrosa, or temporarily bump up Aoyama to Repsol, but they should at least let Aoyama have all the upgrades Pedrosa would have received minus the engines... If the have not already...

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