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#282877 - 11th Jan 2009 8:59pm Kawasaki Pull out of Moto GP !!
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Another Manufacturer leaves Motorsport frown

Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki has pulled out of MotoGP to cut costs amid the global financial crisis.

"We took the final decision not to continue in MotoGP," said Kawasaki's Katsuhiro Sato. "It's something we have been considering since mid-December.

"In the current economic climate and unless the situation improves it is difficult to say if we will return."

Kawasaki had competed in motorcycling's premier class since the 2003 season, with annual costs of around £28.8m.

The worldwide economic downturn has also affected other Japanese marques involved in motorsport.

BBC Sport Report

Starting to get a bit worried now, Dunno if now is the best time to be getting a career in the industry...
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#282882 - 11th Jan 2009 9:06pm Re: Kawasaki Pull out of Moto GP !! [Re: MGCraig]
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No Way!! That's not good News! I can see entire seasons being cancelled for a few years, but that will put a hell of a lot of people out of work.

Shame no
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#282931 - 11th Jan 2009 10:02pm Re: Kawasaki Pull out of Moto GP !! [Re: Wench]
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Unfortunatly another casualty of the current economic climate frown

Fortunatly though, I cant see myself quitting grin
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