Pro Ride forced to skip Assen

Pro Ride Honda skips its fourth event in a row as it continues its search for funding
Pro Ride Honda's World Superbike debut has been delayed once more as prolonged negotiations with a main sponsor mean it will miss the fourth round of the season at Assen.

Having confirmed it would sit out Portimao and Valencia at the start of March, Pro Ride maintained it was the plan to debut at Assen, but it will again sit on the sidelines as it continues to finalise a deal with a main sponsor to go racing.

Despite now missing the first four events of the season, Makoto Tamada, who has competed this season in a one-off event with Reitwagen BMW, remains contracted to the team, while Pro Ride even revealed its bike livery earlier in the month.

The team did not reveal when it intends to make its WSBK debut.

Tagged as: Honda , superbikes , Assen , Tamada , Pro Ride

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Juan Kerr - Unregistered

April 24, 2010 6:31 AM

@ Martin, kiwibob There are many ways of losing teams as such. I’m sure you are aware that if the money goes then the team goes. Also teams have been set up for Moto2, so where have all the technicians, mechanics and support staff come from? Riders also have moved on, so rather than run teams have pulled out, so in my estimation they have lost out to Moto2. And no Bob I don’t get paid to post the same story, but due to Crash’s inability to come up with anything original, I just thought I’d see what people thought about the current situation. It is current because teams have not turned up at Assen and we are only in qualifying.

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