Barros to quit MotoGP: Report

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Alex Barros is quitting the MotoGP to ride in the World Superbike championship next season, local media reported on Saturday.

Barros to quit MotoGP: Report

Sao Paulo:

Alex Barros is quitting the MotoGP to ride in the World Superbike championship next season, local media reported on Saturday. The Brazilian said he made the decision after failing to receive any good offers from MotoGP teams for 2006. "I don't want to compete if I can't be a contender," Barros told the sports daily Lance. "My goal now is to be a world champion in the Superbike." The 35-year-old, who had raced 16 seasons in the MotoGP, said he expects to sign a contract with a Superbike team "sometime soon." Barros won seven races in his MotoGP career, which began in 1990. He earned five pole positions and had 31 podium finishes, and was fourth in the final standings in five different seasons. Barros finished eighth overall this year with the Camel Honda team. (AP)

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