James Toseland and Makoto Tamada could find themselves swapping series for 2007, according to Motograndprix.it. Toseland, currently riding the Winston Ten Kate Honda in World Superbikes, has stated his intention to move to MotoGP, but only if he can get competitive machinery. His name has been linked to the Pramac d'Antin Ducati team, and to Kenny Roberts Sr's Team KR project. Ten Kate boss Ronald ten Kate is rumored to have stated that Toseland won't be riding for the team in 2007, which leaves the young Brit's options open.
Tamada, who has had 2 poor seasons aboard the Konica Minolta Honda, is widely believed to be on his way out of MotoGP, and his name is being linked to Ten Kate Honda in World Superbikes. With Toseland's seat looking like it may be vacant, that would free up a ride for Tamada.