Pata Honda deny Honda split

Pata Honda will not be parting ways with Honda at the end of this season but could lose Sylvain Guintoli; that's according to team boss Ronald ten Kate.

The team has been making headlines in recent weeks with reports suggesting they could swap to Yamaha machinery for the 2016 WSBK Championship.

Ten Kate, however, says that definitely won't happen.

"There are no talks within Ten Kate to move ship," he told WorldSBK.com.

"We are Honda. We have been Honda. And I think we will be Honda for the rest of our racing career."

As for rumours about Guintoli, the Dutchman conceded that his rider "will" keep an eye on his options for 2016.

"Sylvain is on a one year deal and will look around to see what is on the market.

"I know what relationship we have with Sylvain at the moment – it is good – and we also understand the work we have put in is leading to a better bike and we are getting there."

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