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Konica Minolta Honda confirms 2006 package

Konica Minolta Honda confirms 2006 package

Konica Minolta Honda confirms 2006 package

Konica Minolta Honda team manager Luca Montiron has confirmed that his outfit will retain the same Honda-Michelin package for next year's MotoGP World Championship.

"Our team has secured the package with the Honda RC211V, Michelin tyres and the financial support from Konica Minolta," he said.

Montiron cleared up the doubts over the future of his partnership with Michelin raised by the team's failure to test at Sepang next week.

"Testing in November is, in my opinion, not the best way to start our preparation for the Championship," explained the Italian.

"We are going to visit Sepang twice, in January and February, and then we'll be able to test everything we want. Last year, Tamada was one of the fastest riders during winter testing outside Europe, but when we returned to work in Europe the difference in temperature caused him a loss of feeling. We prefer to test in lower temperatures and work in these conditions´

"There are not substantial changes compared to the 2005 season. We hope to maintain the stability in our project. We will keep the same package and, besides the experience gained during this year, our hopes are focused on improving our results with Michelin tyres. The winter break will be useful to recover and return stronger for the 2006 season."

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MotoGP, 2005

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