Honda threatens MotoGP exit

While Honda admitted an interest in a return to Formula 1 sometime in the future, it has left its highly successful involvement with MotoGP in doubt after Honda Racing Corporation team principal Shuei Nakamoto told Motosprint magazine that the Japanese manufacturer may pull out from MotoGP should a plan to force a rev-limit and standard ECU on the bikes become a reality.

It is a plan suggested by the series promoter and commercial rights holder Dorna in an attempt to level the playing field in MotoGP that has seen utter domination by Honda and its rival Yamaha. 

Nakamoto, however, claims that he has the support of his counterparts at Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki; the other manufacturers involved in MotoGP.

Honda previously threatened to switch to Superbikes if the standard ECU formula becomes a reality.

About Vinayak Pande

Motorsport journalist.
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