E' ufficiale: Kawasaki si ritira dalla MotoGp

motogp_kawasaki_JohnHopkinsE' arrivato l'annuncio ufficiale del ritiro di Kawasaki dalla MotoGp.

Kawasaki ha infatti deciso di sospendere le attività in MotoGp per dalla stagione 2009 per ricollocare le proprie risorse in maniera più efficiente.

Nulla è dato a sapere per i tentativi di salvataggio di cui avevamo parlato proprio questa mattina. Nel seguito del post il testo del comunicato ufficiale in inglese, visualizzabile anche sul sito del Kawasaki Reacing Team.

Ringraziamo Koen Dhollander di TwoWheelsblog e Ducati Corse Friends per la segnalazione.

Tokyo, January 9, 2009 -- Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to suspend its factory MotoGP racing activities from 2009 season.

Amid quickly changing business environment, Kawasaki has been promptly taking countermeasures to cope with the situation. As the world economy is not likely to recover in a short period due to the major impact of the financial crisis, Kawasaki decided to suspend its MotoGP racing activities from 2009 season onward and reallocate management resources more efficiently.

Kawasaki will continue racing activities using mass-produced motorcycles as well as supporting general race-oriented customers.

Kawasaki would like to thank all the fans and all those who have forwarded us great help.

Mr.Yoshio Kawamura, the Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors Racing B.V. deeply appreciates the contribution and the dedication brought by staff members of the MotoGP team.