Sep 19, 2002
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<BR>Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Cinzano Rio Grand Prix provisional pole sitter Max Biaggi, Pramac and Honda Racing Cooperation (HRC) announced a new three-year deal Thursday in Rio. According to sources in Brazil, Biaggi will ride an official HRC Honda RC211V for Pramac.<BR><BR>Pramac, an Italian engineering company, currently sponsors Tetsuya Harada on a Dunlop-shod Honda NSR500. Which brand of tire Biaggi will use has not been announced.<BR><BR>Biaggi currently rides a Michelin-equipped YZR-M1 for the Marlboro Yamaha factory team.<BR><BR><BR>Current Confirmed MotoGP Rider/Brand Combinations:<BR><BR>Honda:<BR>Valentino Rossi<BR>Nicky Hayden<BR>Daijiro Kato<BR>Max Biaggi<BR><BR><BR>Moriwaki Honda:<BR>Garry McCoy<BR>John Hopkins<BR><BR>Ducati:<BR>Troy Bayliss<BR>Loris Capirossi<BR><BR>Yamaha:<BR>Carlos Checa<BR>