Another Manufacturer leaves Motorsport
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...