Nov 5, 2004
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Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>The motorcycle industry is abuzz with conflicting groups of sponsors thinking they have successfully negotiated a deal with Michael Jordan's AMA team for 2005.<BR><BR>Among the contestants:<BR><BR>American Honda (including the automotive division) and HRC, with Ben Bostrom as lead rider.<BR><BR>American Suzuki and Yoshimura, with Jason Pridmore as lead rider.<BR><BR>And these are only the ones we know about.<BR><BR>Similarly, agents for the Jordan operation have approached up to four riders for the second slot in the team, alluding to a lucrative payday that at most only one of them will ultimately reap, and referring to Suzuki Superbikes on Dunlop tires with Pridmore as the lead rider.<BR><BR>Imagine the disappointment some parties to the negotiations are going to feel when they discover that "their" Jordan deal isn't happening.<BR><BR><BR>