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Chris Vermeulen to ride for Camel Honda in Australia

Chris Vermeulen to ride for Camel Honda in Australia

Chris Vermeulen to ride for Camel Honda in Australia

Chris Vermeulen will ride for the Camel Honda team at Phillip Island as substitute for Troy Bayliss who recently underwent surgery after breaking his left wrist during a training session in Australia.

After concluding the World Superbike Championship next weekend at Magny-Cours, Vermeulen will join up with Alex Barros as he rides an RC211V for the first time, and is understandably delighted about the golden chance given to him by the Camel Honda team.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to ride Honda's RC211V," said Vermeulen. "I had a test scheduled for the end of last season but had to miss that because of an injury, so I'm really happy that this chance has come round again. I've made no secret of the fact that MotoGP is where I want to go with my career and Honda has the best bike in the championship."

"But, to be honest, I'm trying not to think about this ride too much. I've got one more round and two more races in the World Superbike championship for the Winston Ten Kate Honda team. That's my job for the next weekend and that's what I'll be focusing on 100%. Right now, the GP ride is a special, end-of-season bonus for me."

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MotoGP, 2005, Chris Vermeulen

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