Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

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Neil Hodgson is thought to be close to agreeing terms to ride for Rob McElnea’s Motorpoint Yamaha team next year.

McElnea was the former WSB champion’s first port of call when he visited the Croft BSB round back in September – when Hodgson admitted to MCN he was looking to make a return to BSB.

And he’s also to visit the team’s Scunthorpe workshop. But MCN also understands he has since been in conversation with several other top BSB teams.

Hodsgon was unavailable for comment but McElnea denied the deal has been done.

“We’ve talked but that’s normal at this stage of the year,” he told MCN. “I’ve also talked to several other riders about next year’s prospects but we’re a long way from finalising our future racing plans.”

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin