Laguna Seca review: Chasing the Holy Grail

Laguna Seca review: Chasing the Holy Grail

Securing a contract with Honda's factory HRC squad is a 'Holy Grail' for MotoGP riders, but as Toby Moody explains it can be a frustrating if beguiling experience

There is a part of any motorcycle fan that has a soft spot for anything with a model number that begins with RC, and for a racer it is the holy grail to ride for Honda.

It is like getting a works Ferrari drive in Formula 1, even if the thing is a dog. To get a Ferrari contract handed to you in one of those lovely tan Schedoni leather folders that they have at Maranello must be one of the true "I’ve made it" feelings.

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