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Debón signs extension with Honda BQR

Debón signs extension with Honda BQR

Debón signs extension with Honda BQR

Alex Debón has signed a new deal with the Honda BQR team which will see him back in the 250cc World Championship on a kitted RSW in 2005.

Debon, who fought with Franco Battaini and Anthony West for the title of Best Privateer until the final round of the 2004 season at Valencia said he was happy to stay with the Spanish outfit and is hopeful they can improve on their results despite missing out on a factory ride.

"The team will improve from a technical point of view because we will have official tyres and suspension and Honda have a lot of confidence in us," explained the Spaniard.

"Unfortunately we couldn't put together the budget for an official bike so it is obviously going to be another difficult season, with thirteen factory riders on the grid. But I have always got the best out of the material available to me and I'll just have to do it again in 2005."

Debón, who was the top Honda privateer in 2004, finishing twelfth in the championship overall, added that this will be his last season on non-factory equipment. "I'm hoping to have another good season in 2005 so that I can either change category or get a factory bike the following year. I can't see myself spending another two seasons on kitted machinery."

The team's first test will take place on the 20th January at Valencia but Debón has plenty of physical preparation to get through before then. "I underwent surgery recently on a shoulder injury I picked up at Brno and now I'm beginning my recuperation," he explained.

"They also operated on an old foot injury so for the time being I'm just going to try and concentrate on my physical rehabilitation and make sure I'm ready for that first test at Valencia."

250cc, 2004

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