I agree... it was a bummer to lose Bimota and a real blow to have Yamaha out. At least Benelli will take Bimota's place... with a more consistent rider too. Remember, Goddard was the first rider for Aprilia in their WSBK effort 2 yrs. ago. Maybe this is a sign of a certain ammount of seriousness from Benelli we didn't see from the Bimota camp.