Baodvini dropped from PSG line-up

PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki have become the latest World Superbike team to succumb to global economic pressures after announcing that they will be present at the upcoming Assen round with just one rider.

The San Marino based team, which ran Kawasaki's factory WSBK effort in 2008, has had a tough start to the year since reverting to privateer status and have now been forced to whittle their efforts down to a single bike for Matteo Baiocco.

Blaming the global economic downturn for unpaid bills from key sponsors, the decision leaves Ayrton Badovini on the sidelines for the time being.

Badovini, who raced for Pedercini Kawasaki in 2008, currently holds PSG-1's best result of 17th position, although neither he nor Baiocco have scored.

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Syklone - Unregistered

April 21, 2009 4:52 PM

Oh wow, they really are falling like flies now :rolleyes: WSBK seemed to be the place to be at the start of the season (and still is of course), but it's not good to keep losing riders like this! It's amazing to see Badovini get dropped already - a really good season last year and now without a ride after only a few rounds. A real shame, because I had him down as a future star last year. Then again, this year even his previous team Pedercini seems better than PSG-1... Apparently he won't be the last person to face the chop, as apparently Lorenzo Lanzi has left the Caracchi KTM squad after allegedly signing for a WSBK team...

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