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Old 05-24-2013, 04:06 AM   #2280
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Originally Posted by Deadly99 View Post
So if I read all these posts correctly .....HRC and Speedbrain joining forces.
And the Dakar becomes even more like F1, with manufacturers only suppling the engines (and a big logo for the side panels x) and the independent specialist manufacturers actually building the chassis/body...

If that is the case, then it really does make a mockery of the 'production' based machines?

On the flip-side of course, perhaps it will open the way up for a 'prototype' class after all...

There must have been some really strong words at the Honda Factory after this year's Dakar if they really are going to shelve their own rallye bike development?

I certainly can't imagine Honda selling their engines to a rival team that has an arguably a better chassis/rallye kit combo that is ultimately faster than the 2012/13 HRC team bikes were?!

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