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Old 05-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #2416
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clear as mud, and it's not only the google translation
Ok, I thought it was just my poor english
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:53 AM   #2417
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clear as mud...
Exactly my words after reading that interview!

I really don't understand how this is going to work... Speedbrain are going to continue producing their Rally 450 (with the Kymco 'G450X/Husky' engine), selling it, and supporting riders with it...

But they are also going to run a two-bike team on Honda's - and looking for a win... surely there is going to be a conflict of interest there?

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #2418
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huh?
so they are giving speedbrain the reigns of a satellite team?
honda trying to put as many pistols in the fight and not willing to worry about management?
how non HRC like - giving up control
also trying to win by minimizing resource alocation

am I the only one puzzled by this
anyone else have more thoughts about this?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #2419
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HRC runs as two entities under the HRC banner. No Speedbrain branding. Martino Bianchi oversees all operations. Katsumi Yamazaki manages one entity of Helder, Javier, and Sam while Wolfgang manages the other entity of Joan and Paulo.

All will ride as HRC riders. There will not be differentiation between the entities other than the split management, which makes sense.

Speedbrain continues as it has with the current bike and current structure with an aiming now more towards providing customer options...and I may add, the fees are quite reasonable considering the level of structure and equipment they can provide.

Clearer?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #2420
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huh?
so they are giving speedbrain the reigns of a satellite team?
honda trying to put as many pistols in the fight and not willing to worry about management?
how non HRC like - giving up control
also trying to win by minimizing resource alocation

am I the only one puzzled by this
anyone else have more thoughts about this?
As clear as mud - a team within a team and who is riding what and when?

The picture is of the 2012/13 bike which was 10kmph slower than the Husky - a lot more to come I suspect?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:15 AM   #2421
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As clear as mud - a team within a team and who is riding what and when?

The picture is of the 2012/13 bike which was 10kmph slower than the Husky - a lot more to come I suspect?
HRC is producing 5 new bikes as we speak. They will all ride the new bikes (come Dakar, not necessarily prior) and all will run as HRC factory riders. Japan was hot on Barreda. Wolfgang became part of the package due to Barreda's demands.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #2422
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This is great, we've got a little mini f5rehose going on here!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:20 AM   #2423
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I can only imagine the controversy this coming Dakar will be able to produce with the ASO (French), Cyril (French) and Yamaha France (French). Sounds like a tri-fecta of drama!! Bring on the water crossings! Bring on the mud! Bring on the Moustache Men!

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #2424
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ok so not really a satellite team but a sister team and a bianchi runs the whole thing?
so they will just use a speedbrain truck with monster and hrc logos on it
I mean I am happy for gon and barreda to get rides like this within all the husky uncertainty.

Will speedbrain be doing any development of the new bike or is that strict HRC territory?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #2425
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HRC runs as two entities under the HRC banner. No Speedbrain branding. Martino Bianchi oversees all operations. Katsumi Yamazaki manages one entity of Helder, Javier, and Sam while Wolfgang manages the other entity of Joan and Paulo.

All will ride as HRC riders. There will not be differentiation between the entities other than the split management, which makes sense.

Speedbrain continues as it has with the current bike and current structure with an aiming now more towards providing customer options...and I may add, the fees are quite reasonable considering the level of structure and equipment they can provide.

Clearer?
Yes, much - so in effect Wolfgang is taking a bit of a holiday from the main Speedbrain operation to concentrate on [continuing to] supporting the riders he nurtured in the original Speedbrain team and racing at the very sharp end?

Presumably he will also take a small crew of technicians with him - although it is possible that HRC will supply those, as they will be more intimate with the new Honda bike?

My concern was how focussed all this has left the original Speedbrain operation - it will be interesting to see who steps in to become essentially their #1 & #2 riders, together with any privateer packages they are supporting?

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #2426
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HRC is producing 5 new bikes as we speak. They will all ride the new bikes (come Dakar, not necessarily prior) and all will run as HRC factory riders. Japan was hot on Barreda. Wolfgang became part of the package due to Barreda's demands.
Well, it must be planned to be some bike, but I'm still not tuned into the logic on this, from either direction?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #2427
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I can only imagine the controversy this coming Dakar will be able to produce with the ASO (French), Cyril (French) and Yamaha France (French). Sounds like a tri-fecta of drama!! Bring on the water crossings! Bring on the mud! Bring on the Moustache Men!

LOL!
Hee hee - yep - I alluded to something similar a few pages back (when it was still speculation)... The gloves are most certainly off - and left behind... "but this is OK Mr Despres, here, you take these special spare ASO ones we have here for just such an eventuality..."

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #2428
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What happens to Quin Cody in all this???
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #2429
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What happens to Quin Cody in all this???

Not sure really, as far as I know his contract was with speedbrain directly not husqvarna so he wasn't really affected by that fiasco and seem to be secure to run in a few XC events but now there I have no idea where that leaves him.
There has been no news from him as of late and no hints that speedbrain will run a speedbrain 450 factory team which he would be a rider for.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #2430
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