Motorcycling-Honda ready to offer Schumacher superbike ride
ROME Nov 14 (Reuters) - Honda are ready to offer retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher a ride in the superbike world championship next year, the team's European boss has said.
Schumacher has taken part in German superbike races with Honda this year and recorded fast times on a Ducati in tests in Portugal last week.
"Michael is convinced that the German championship is right for him at the moment," Honda Racing's Carlo Fiorani was quoted as saying by Friday's La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"For the moment he has not asked us to race in the 2009 world championship. But if he wants to, there is a way for him (to do it). All he has to do is ask us."
The 39-year-old Schumacher said earlier this year that he had no intention of racing seriously on two wheels: "There'll be no second career on motorbikes," he told reporters at the time. "This is just a hobby." (Reporting by Paul Virgo; Editing by Sonia Oxley)
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