Honda's MotoGP effort will see tiny, but not insignificant, changes as they
push for the 2010 MotoGP title. Winner of the 2009 250 world championship, Honda has not won the MotoGP title since
Nick Hayden brought home the last 990cc MotoGP title in 2006.
HRC team riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will return to the factory
squad, with the latter enjoying a new crewchief after the departure of Pete
While not known for headhunting crew members from other teams, Honda has
hired at least three electronics technicians from the Fiat Yamaha MotoGP
team. And, it is known that they have purchased a complete Magneti Marelli
engine management system which, coupled with the team's use of Ohlins
suspension this season, signals to some that Honda is ready to adopt a
partial 'can't beat 'em, join em' attitude for an all-out title run. Dani Pedrosa tested Ohlins suspension today at Valencia.
Ducati team manager Livio Suppo will join HRC and will work in both rider development and sponsorship procurement.
There's no shortage of talent at Honda for 2010. Gresini Honda will feature Marco Melandri and current 250 phenom Marco
Simoncelli next seasonthe latter, many see as a possible Italian successor to