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In Motor Cycle News, October 19, 2005, MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt reveals what is happening in the current contract frenzy engulfing the GP paddock, including:

Honda brough to the brink by Chris Vermeulen, after the Aussie signed a pre-contract agreement to ride for Suzuki next year.

Carlos Checa on a Honda V5

Alex Barros dropped from Camel

Max Biaggi staying on a Honda in 2006, but not for Repsol

Ruben Xaus axed from Yamaha

Casey Stoner handed a draft contract for 2006 which would see him on a works Yamaha M1

Sete Gibernau’s deal with Ducati only needs his signature – but it’s a dead cert

Roberto Rolfo being eyed by Yamaha.

For full details of all the above stories and loads more, you’ll need MCN, out October 19, 2005, or available by E-subscription, here.

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