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  • I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing....

    Hot off the MCNEWS Press.

    Looks like some people don't like throwing good money after bad!

    Even after sacking two of their riders - Shannon Johnson and Brendan Clarke, the Yamaha camp still can't put it together.

    It reminds me a little of a dog chasing its tale

    Nikon Yamaha Factory Racing Team Manager, Steve Trinder, has announced that the partnership between himself and Yamaha has come to a close but obviously the team will desire to go out with a dominant victory in both the Formula Xtreme and Supersport classes.

    “We are very disappointed to see the alliance come to an end but it was purely a business decision. We couldn’t come to a satisfactory agreement with Yamaha so we have decided to exit the sport.

    “In the past three years we have tipped in, well in excess of $1 million and we were not prepared to keep pouring money in. It is as simple as that. We were having negotiations for some time now but in the end we couldn’t agree to terms, so that’s it.

    “I would also like to state emphatically that there is definitely no animosity between ourselves and Yamaha. As I said, it’s purely a business decision.

    “The folk at Yamaha have been exceptional during the past three years. We have enjoyed a simply wonderful relationship and have attained a remarkable amount of success for both Yamaha and ourselves. There is no way that there is any problem between us; it’s just the way sport is becoming.

    “It’s also disappointing that we will no longer be testing the variety of riders that I had envisaged a few weeks ago. I apologise to all those riders I had pencilled in but there is no point to be wasting anyone’s time now that this has come about.”

    ” My brother, Craig, and I can walk away from this sport with our heads held high as to what we have achieved. Not only have we attained great success on the track over the past three years with our riders, Daniel Stauffer, Kevin Curtain, Brendan Clarke and Shannon Johnson but I feel we have lifted the level of professionalism and presentation of road racing in this country.

    “We hope that we have left a legacy of the professionalism needed to take this wonderful sport to the next level.

    “Now that it’s all over we can go and enjoy our second favourite past-time which is fishing and I hope to catch up with Kevin Curtain during his off season and head out for some fun on the water.

    “Again I would just like to thank Yamaha and everyone else that has been a part of this remarkable journey and look forward to capping it of with more success this weekend.”

    Editors Note: It is as yet unclear what Yamaha plan for 2005 but it would seem likely that they will move to an in-house effort.

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    ~ I saw you so many times today... and I guess its all true what MCNews says..... ~

    So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)


    • #3
      I don't beleive sacking both riders is a good option, now you are relying on two new riders to pick up the peices! By all means sack one and maybe the other rider next season if need be.