Just came back from Beijing and when out there met a chap who works for the graphic design dept for Honda.
He is in charge of producing the literature and designs for the motorsport dept and apparentl the 2 factory HRC riders for 2005 are......
Nicky Hayden & Gibernau!!
They are also going back to the method of throwing everything at those 2 riders (as in the Rossi days) and not filtering it all through the satellite teams, as they did last year.That mistake has been noted!
Should be interesting....Haydens obviously talented but dont know if he stills deserves the factory ride over Biaggi.