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GP Week : Issue 62
Images used in GPWEEK are shot by the photo-artists at Sutton Images. Posters available of any shot – CLICK HERE for more information Interested in Aussie V8 Supercars? CLICK HERE to access Australasian Motorsport eNews ... AT least two of the Japanese factories have indicated a willingness to supply lease engines for MotoGP -- but detailed plans are on the back-burner while race departments concentrate on developing long-life engines for next year's six-engine rule. The news came after the manufacturers' association, the MSMA, met on the morning of practice at Misano -- the first meeting since the plan was announced at Indianapolis. The decision comes in response to Dorna's proposal to introduce a second tier to MotoGP, with private teams allowed to use 1000cc production-based engines. "At least two factories expect to be able to supply lease engines," said MSMA general secretary Takenao Tsubouchi. He would not say which factories, but the general assumption would be Honda and Yamaha (see Opinion). Tsubouchi could not give any details on projected costs either. "This will be calculated next year," he said. "The factories are all busy at the moment with next year's engines." MotoGP lease engines from "at least" two factories ... Moto GP news >> 13