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d' Antin Ducati team kicks out Alex Hoffman
this is from moto go dot com can't post a link, cause the server here wouldn't let me
"Pramac d'Antin team have officially reliesed Alex Hoffman from his Moto gp contract following following his controversial decision to retire with 17 laps remaining in Sunday's bwin.com Grande Primo de Portugal.
The german rider sited lackof motivation as the reason for his early exit from the Estoril race- as he pulled into the pits when 6 seconds behind the rest of the pack in last position after an early problem with his Ducati machinery-with his actions incensing team manager Luis d'Antin.
Immediately after the race d'Antin commented: "I think that lack of motivation is not an excuse for us, and therefore the team reserves the right to make a decision on whether or not he (Hoffman) will continue racing with us for the remainder of the season."
The situation was further clarified overnight on Sunday when Ducati outfit released a statement saying: "Team management of Pramac d'Antin have desided to release Hoffman from his contractual oligations for the remainder of the 2007 Moto gp season. teh last four races in the Moto gp World Championship will see a substitute rider in place of Hoffman, who will be named within a few days in the following press release."
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