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Gresini "to announce second rider shortly"

Gresini 'to announce second rider shortly'

Gresini "to announce second rider shortly"

Fausto Gresini's MotoGP satellite team had reason to celebrate last week, as Marco Melandri announced his renovation with the Honda satellite for another year. The Italian Team Manager spoke with motogp.com in Estoril about the agreement, which coincided with the 35th anniversary of Honda Italia's formation, and also shed more light on when a decision would be made about Melandri's team-mate.

"With Melandri's renovation we can continue with our project and fight to achieve better results next year," commented Gresini.

"The main objective was to confirm Marco's continuation, and I'm sure that between now and Valencia we will be able to announce our second rider for 2007."

The announcement appears to spell the end of Toni Elias' stay with Gresini's MotoGP team.

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