Gresini and Michelin To Part After Seven Years Of Collaboration - October 29th 2006
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After seven years of great collaboration, success and satisfaction,
Fausto Gresini would like to thank Michelin for their support and help
Since Team Honda Gresini started in 1997, they have achieved great
results alongside the French factory with a great human rapport of
friendship and respect.
Together they have scored 46 podiums in the premier-class, 14 victories
in MotoGP, 20 second places, 12 thirds and 12 pole positions.
Fausto Gresini: "After seven years of racing with Michelin it is
difficult to break up but as so often happens in life and in racing,
paths can go in separate ways in the search of a fresh challenge. At
this Grand Prix Team Gresini have ended a long collaboration with
Michelin, which goes back to our start. They have been seven years of
great collaboration and satisfaction. I want to thank the factory and
their staff for helping us achieve great victories and fighting for the
championship. With the 2006 season now over we are looking forward to
next year and the new 800cc bikes. We take on the challenge alongside
Honda once again but with a new tyre supplier. In the chase for the
title we want we have decided to try and new way of distinguishing
ourselves from the other factory teams."