Former F1 world champion offered spot in Honda World Superbike team
17 November 2008

Honda has offered seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher a ride in next year’s World Superbike Championship.

Since retiring from Formula One in 2006, Schumacher has entered a number of superbike races, as well as testing for the Ducati MotoGP team.

"Michael believes the German championship is right for him at the moment," Honda Racing's Carlo Fiorani told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, "but if he wants to race in the 2009 world championship, there is a way. All he has to do is ask us."

Schumacher scored an impressive fourth place in his debut bike race in March, despite slipping down the field to 10th after being blocked on the first corner.

The German ace has since made a number of appearances on two wheels including an eight-hour team race in the FIM World Endurance Championship, his first endurance event.

George Barrow

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17 November 2008

Here's one that will get the pundits talking.

So, Schuey goes riding for Honda on bikes 2009. The F1 team does some brilliant improvement and courtesy of his old mate Ross Braun, he makes the very neat slide to back in to F1 in 2010, when his contractual links with Ferrari run out.

No, I don't really think this will happen but you can imagine how many people will think this.



It's all about the twisties........

18 November 2008

Clearly he doesn't want ot die of old age.


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