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GP Week : Issue 206
at BriEFly » Repsol has extended its naming rights sponsorship deal with Honda Racing Corporation. The news came right after the team’s 1-2 in Germany. Repsol Honda has won 133 500cc or MotoGP races since 1995, and 10 titles; Mick Doohan (1995-1998), Alex Criville (1999), Valentino Rossi (2002- 2003), Nicky Hayden (2006), Casey Stoner (2011) and Marc Marquez (2013). » Cal Crutchlow has had arm pump surgery. The Ducati rider had both arms operated on at the Universitario Quiron Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona two days after the German GP. Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl both underwent similar surgery earlier this year. » Nicky Hayden also underwent surgery during the break. The 2006 World Champion had a proximal row carpectomy with radial styloidectomy, involving the removal of a row of small bones in his wrist. Noted San Diego surgeon Dr David Chao performed the procedure. » Jack Miller has not shown himself to be a man impressed with statistics – but he will like this one. By winning in Germany he has become the second Australian to win four races in a season in the lightweight class. The last of his countrymen to do that, Tom Phillis, went on to win the 125cc world title in 1961. IS mavERICk ThE NEw ICEmaN? MOTOGP >>> nEWs Maverick Viñales has emerged as a wanted man on the MotoGP rider merry-go-round. The Moto2 rookie looks to be in the sights of Suzuki as it plans its return to the premier category in 2015. It appears that Suzuki is looking for a mix of experience and youth in its lineup and that there could already be a deal in place for the current Moto3 World Champion to move up. Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio recently told UltimateMotorcycling.com that he wanted the combination of a top 10 rider and a young up-and-comer. “We want an experienced rider, such as [Andrea] Dovizioso, [Aleix] Espargaro or [Andrea] Iannone, although they are not all available. And in looking for a young rider, Espargaro and Iannone are young, but Viñales is a young talent who will clearly move quickly to the MotoGP class in the future. I hope he comes with us, but I don’t know yet. “I don’t know if we will move for ward with one young and talented rider, or with two experienced riders. The idea of a mix of experience and youth is nice and it could be interesting to work with a young rider, but we haven’t decided,” he continued. “There are several interesting riders, and I have to say also that there are several riders who deserve a factory ride. It’s a very difficult choice, and some of them will be angry with us, because we’ve spoken with at least ten of them.” One thing that may be a sticking point is that Viñales is understood to have an option for MotoGP with Sito Pons, however it is thought that there may be an out clause that could free him, if approached by a factory team. Should the 19-year-old move up, Pons is believed to have an agreement in place that would see Alex Rins move up to Moto2 to take his place. 18 GPWEEK.com // 18 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: