As announced yesterday by the public broadcaster ‘Catalunya Ràdio’, this Thursday in Mugello the Honda HRC team will officially announce the pair of pilots who will form in their team for the 2013 season: Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez. Both the renewal of Dani and the signing of Marc were already more than confirmed, the novelty will undoubtedly be that official announcement for this Thursday in Mugello, thus closing the debate on the future of the official team of the Japanese factory.
Yes, finally, this announcement becomes official, the puzzle of signings and news for the next season in the official teams will be closer to completion, as it only remains to know the teammate of Jorge Lorenzo in Yamaha (which will come out of the trio formed by Spies, Dovizioso and Cruchlow), and the Ducati couple, whose two drivers, Rossi and Hayden, finish contract.
In Yamaha Ben Spies has fewer and fewer options to follow, Andrea Dovizioso has more to each race that passes, while Cal Cruchlow, whose goal is to jump to the official team of Yamaha, many place him in Ducati, it is even said who has already committed to the Bologna brand.
At Ducati, the new owners, Audi, have already met with Valentino, whom they have offered to continue, betting heavily on the MotoGP project of the Italian factory. The second driver does not seem to be a priority for Audi, who will not make the decision until he knows Rossi’s response. Here the options seem to be more open, the continuity of Hayden lose whole before the option to sign Cruchlow or bet on a young and debutante driver, as Scott Redding and Pol Espargaró, both followed closely by the Italian team.