Shuhei Nakamoto who looks after the racing activities of the Honda Motor Company has firmly indicated that the future of the works Repsol Honda MotoGP team will have only two riders in it in the form of Casey Stoner and Daniel Pedrosa. This means that the third Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso and along with Marco Simoncelli (who is in the Gresini Team but rides a factory spec Honda since he is directly contracted to the factory) are set to loose their rides. Nakamoto has also indicated that apart from the work team of two riders there will also be room for only two more bikes to satellite teams. This means that either LCR that runs Toni Elias now is likely to lose Honda backing or that Gresini will get only one motorcycle with the former looking the more likely scenario especially given the fact that Toni Elias is consistently last on the grid. Currently there are six Hondas and six Ducatis on the grid of seventeen. Next year with Honda cutting back on two bikes and with the participation of Suzuki still an unknown MotoGP faces the prospect of having only fourteen motorcycles without the participation of CRTs (Claiming Rules Teams) whose future is yet to be decided.