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Hofmann unsure about MotoGP future

Hofmann unsure about MotoGP future

Hofmann unsure about MotoGP future

Alex Hofmann is looking at various options outside MotoGP as he still hasn't secured a ride for 2006. After an injury-plagued season with the Kawasaki Racing Team, the German rider parted ways with the Japanese manufacturer as they chose to bid on French hope Randy de Puniet.

"So far, I'm still not sure about what I will do from now. As everybody knows, all the best rides in MotoGP are already taken and the rides still available depend on funding," commented Hofmann.

"On my side, it's not like I'm trying to get anywhere at any cost. I'm considering the possibility to switch to Superbikes, but if this option doesn't work out, I think I can land a role as a test rider or a substitute rider. Unfortunately, I already went through this in 2002. But in any case, I'll do all I can to get a good bike."

For his last appearance on the Ninja ZX-RR, the Kawasaki Racing Team gathered to bid a fond farewell to Hofmann at Valencia and he was presented a replica Ninja ZX-RR mini-bike by team-manager Harald Eckl, who declared:
"I appreciate very much everything that Alex has done for the team, and it is not easy for me to say goodbye to him. Alex has been a committed member of our team for three years, and he has earned his place in MotoGP. It goes without saying that I, and everyone else in the team, wish him all the very best for the future."

MotoGP, 2005

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