Scot Racing aiming to continue with two-rider team

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Talmacsi and Takahashi part of 2009 plan, whilst team make request for two additional bikes.

The rapid arrival of Gabor Talmacsi to the Scot Racing team in the premier class answered the questions over the Hungarian’s future in the World Championship, but also raised further intrigue with some logistical problems posed by the move.

The deal bringing the former 125cc World Champion into the fray entails the team’s two bikes to be split between Talmacsi and their existing rookie Yuki Takahashi. After a recent spate of flag-to-flag races, however, the need for extra machines has never been more pressing.

Speculation had abounded over whether Talmacsi would end up as a replacement rider rather than an additional participant, but Team Manager Cirano Mularoni dismissed any suggestion that Takahashi would be ousted from the satellite outfit.

“Our plan is to run two riders for the rest of the season. We will need two more bikes for this, but of course they will be difficult to obtain so late after the start of the year,” said the Italian boss. “We hope to have them, but our plan is to have the two riders for the remainder of the season.”

In an informal press conference, the team also revealed that Talmacsi’s contract includes an option for 2010 and 2011, and also that the original approach by manager Stefano Favaro at Le Mans involved an enquiry about participation in the 250cc class.

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