Pedrosa burns off Michelin

Image Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has been released from his contract to use Michelin tyres for the rest of the 2008 season.

Pedrosa commented: "I thank Michelin and Honda for their mutual understanding and for agreeing to my personal demands. I am very conscious of the fact that I have made some excessively negative comments about Michelin tires, even though Michelin helped me make an exceptional start to the season."

Both Honda and Michelin hope that MotoGP World Championship will continue with a multi-tire brand regulation in 2009, Michelin will equip one of the Repsol Honda’s two riders for the remainder of the 2008 season.

Pedrosa, who was 4th in today’s Misano MotoGP, will apparently switch to Bridgestones immediately.


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