The following release is from Dave McGrath:

As of 10/23/08 I will be leaving the American Honda motorcycle road race team.

I have been contracted with Honda since 2001 and have enjoyed working with many gifted people and true friends.

I want to take this opportunity to thank American Honda for providing me an outstanding opportunity and livelihood.

In addition, I must acknowledge their above and beyond sensitivity and flexibility these past years regarding myself and my family. In particular; Ray Plumb, Chuck Miller, and Ron Heben have looked after our well being and are genuine friends. I owe them a great deal of gratitude.

Honda management has been very gracious in releasing me from my 2009 obligations so I can relocate my family outside California.

David McGrath

AMA Pro Racing News

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.

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