Aspar looking to take over Kawasaki MotoGP squad. Hopkins & Melandri may ride again.

Jorge Martinez 2009 Kawasaki MotoGP team still may have a chance to compete this season.  Aspar Team chief Jorge Martinez has said he is in talks to take over the Kawasaki MotoGP team after media reported that the Japanese manufacturers were planning to pull out of the 2009 championship.

“Negotiations to take over the two Kawasaki (bikes) have started,” former 80cc and 125 cc world champion Martinez, who already has teams in the 125 and 250 classes, told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I don’t know with certainty when or if this opportunity will become reality. I’m willing to negotiate. We’ll see.”

We hope that Aspar can pull off this off.  For the sake of the Kawasaki riders and MotoGP it will be a huge benefit to keep Kawasaki on the grid.  Marco Melandri and John Hopkins are sitting waiting by the phone to see if they will be riding in MotoGP in 2009 or not.  Keep posted for more updates.