I was grateful for the opportunity to stay in World Superbikes and ride for Honda and Echo CRS this year and I thank Sandro, Echo, Honda and all the team for their effort and support during this tough season.
On 24th August we reached a mutual agreement to dissolve the partnership for the 2010 Superbike World Championship. I am looking looking for opportunities to continue my racing involvement, for this season and the future and hope to announce something new in the near future.
I've been in the Superbike World Championship paddock since 2001, alternating between the World Superbike and World Supersport series. I have 23 World Supersport podiums to my credit, including five race wins, and I was runner-up in the WSS series in 2004 and 2007 so I'm sure I can secure a competitive ride.
I wish Sandro and the Echo CRS Honda team good luck and all the best for the future and again I thank them for the time we have spent together.