Andrea Dovizioso dropped the option to bind a contract with Tech 3 Yamaha in MotoGP 2012. Therefore, LCR Honda team rider turned his attention to another, and there were three riders who are being targeted.
LCR manager, Lucio Cecchinello said it was considering to hook John Hopkins, Randy de Puniet, or Alvaro Bautista. Whereas before, Dovizioso finished the main shooting to get his squad next season, after his team was disappointed with the performance of a Spanish rider Moto2 world champion status, Toni Elias.
Cecchinello Dovizioso has to offer during the race at Twin Ring Motegi Circuit, Japan, recently. He hoped that the Repsol Honda rider is willing to join.
Unfortunately, seduction Cecchinello not change the minds of Dovizioso, who seemed disappointed with the decision of Honda, who prefer the Marco Simoncelli. Italian rider was also interested in the proposal Herve Poncharal, to be a tandem Cal Crutchlow on the Yamaha Tech 3 team.
Well, the decision Cecchinello Dovizioso was forced to move quickly to find a replacement. Hopkins was in the top position in search listings squad, although the champion BSB (British Superbike) seems more interested in returning to MotoGP with Suzuki.
Cecchinello has spoken to Hopkins at the beginning of this season about his desire to recruit new riders, due to poor performance of Elias. However, the United States rider is yet to respond.
Former LCR rider who now defend Pramac Ducati, De Puniet, also entered candidates. In addition, Bautista also included in the list of riders incarannya.
Bautista future with Suzuki has been no bright spots, because until now the Spaniard is not yet willing to give an answer whether to extend the contract with the Japanese team. So, Cecchinello still awaiting development.
"We're communicating with Bob Moore, who is the manager of John Hopkins, and I always consider providing a place to Rany de Puniet. Furthermore, the condition now depends on what will Suzuki do, because the door is always open to Bautista," said Cecchinello to MCN in Japan (currently Japan GP), about his plans if Dovizioso rejected his offer.