Bimota HB4 Left off of the Moto2 Entry List – FB Corse Vaporware? Bimota to Go It Alone?

01/28/2010 @ 12:13 pm, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

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This article takes a doubly interesting turn of events. You may remember that a week ago we brought to you the unveiling of the Bimota HB4 Moto2 race bike. The HB4, the first time a Honda motor has been in a Bimota in 25 years, was to be campaigned by FB Corse in the first running of the 250GP replacement series, Moto2, but has mysteriously been left out of the Moto2 Provisional race list.

Equally unnerving was the postponement of the FB Corse MotoGP & Moto2 press launch, which was allegedly due to FB Corse boss, Andrea Ferrari, undergoing hand surgery. The timing of that postponement drew some skeptical attention since it was right in the middle of the Hoppergate saga, which saw American rider John Hopkins teetering back and forth between riding the FB Corse MotoGP machine or taking a seat in the AMA Pro Superbike series.

Now with Hopkins making his intent to ride in the AMA clear, the FB Corse MotoGP bike yet to be unveiled, and the Bimota HB4 absentee from the Provisional Moto2 racing list, there are rumors circulating in the American and Italian racing camps that this entire thing is a charade and done for publicity.

While it remains unclear what is going on with FB Corse, and what their actually racing intent is, the possibility of a Bimota factory backed team entering into Moto2 seems to be catching steam. After all, we do know the Bimota HB4 is a runner. More as we get it.

Provisional 2010 Moto2 Rider Entry List:

No.RiderNtnTeamBike
2GABOR TALMACSIHUNSPEED UP APRILIASPEED UP
4STEFAN BRADLGERVIESSMANN KIEFER RACINGSUTER
5JOAN OLIVESPAJACK&JONES BY A.BANDERASPROMOHARRIS
6ALEX DEBONSPARED BULL AJO MOTORSPORTFTR
7AXEL PONSSPAPONS RACINGPONS KALEX
9KENNY NOYESUSAJACK&JONES BY A.BANDERASPROMOHARRIS
10FONSI NIETOSPAG22 HOLIDAYGYMMORIWAKI
12THOMAS LUTHISWIINTERWETTEN MORIWAKI RACINGMORIWAKI
14RATTHAPARK WILAIROTTHAHONDA-SAGSUTER
15ALEX DE ANGELISRSMSCOT RACING TEAMSCOT
16JULES CLUZELFRAFORWARD RACINGSUTER
17KAREL ABRAHAMCZECARDION AB MOTORACINGRSV
24TONI ELIASSPAGRESINI RACING MOTO2MORIWAKI
25ALEX BALDOLINIITACARETTA TECHNOLOGY RACE DEPTI.C.P.
29ANDREA IANNONEITASPEED UP APRILIASPEED UP
35RAFFAELE DE ROSAITATECH 3 RACINGTECH 3
37FABRICIO PERRENARGKINO RACINGKINO
39ROBERTINO PIETRIVENITALTRANS S.T.R.SUTER
40SERGIO GADEASPAPONS RACINGPONS KALEX
41ARNE TODEGERRACING TEAM GERMANYSUTER
44ROBERTO ROLFOITAITALTRANS S.T.R.SUTER
45SCOTT REDDINGGBRMARC VDS RACING TEAMSUTER
48SHOYA TOMIZAWAJAPTECHNOMAG-CIPSUTER
52LUKAS PESEKCZEMATTEONI C.P. RACINGMORIWAKI
53VALENTIN DEBISEFRAWTR SAN MARINO TEAMADV
55HECTOR FAUBELSPAHONDA-SAGSUTER
56VLADIMIR LEONOVRUSVECTOR KIEFER RACINGSUTER
59NICOLA CANEPAITASCOT RACING TEAMSCOT
60JULIAN SIMONSPAMAPFRE ASPAR TEAMRSV
61VLADIMIR IVANOVRUSGRESINI RACING MOTO2MORIWAKI
63MIKE DI MEGLIOFRAMAPFRE ASPAR TEAMRSV
71CLAUDIO CORTIITAFORWARD RACINGSUTER
72YUKI TAKAHASHIJAPTECH 3 RACINGTECH 3
75MATTIA PASINIITAJIR MOTO2TSR
76BERNAT MARTINEZSPABLUSENS BQRBQR-MOTO2
77DOMINIQUE AEGERTERSWITECHNOMAG-CIPSUTER
88YANNICK GUERRASPAG22 HOLIDAYGYMMORIWAKI
95MASHEL AL NAIMIQATBLUSENS BQRBQR-MOTO2
TBATO BE ADVISEDTBAJIR MOTO2TSR
RESERVES
27VINCENT LONBOISBELMARC VDS RACING TEAMSUTER
TBAANTHONY WESTAUSMZ RACING TEAMMZ

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