Although MotoGP followers will have to wait for the news they are awaiting most eagerly, the Ilmor SRT rider line up for next year, one more piece of the Ilmor puzzle has been put in place today, with the announcement of Mike Janes as the Ilmor SRT Team Manager. Janes has a long background in motor racing, but all of it of the four-wheeled variety, having previously worked predominantly in Formula 1, including stints with Cosworth, Williams, Jaguar and Red Bull. The move comes as a surprise, as it was widely expected that Harald Eckl, who was fired by Kawasaki last month after rumors of Eckl spending too much time advising the Ilmor team, would be first in line for the Ilmor job.
According to the press release, the Ilmor rider line up will be announced later this week. Stay tuned.