Looks like Dorna put the smack down on Kawasaki. You see, there was this paper and/or contract that kawasaki signed awhile back stating they’d race until the 2011 season. Kind of hard to back out of that one. So, we will be seeing Kawasaki in 2009. For that, they get a government bailed out of the 2010 and 2011 season:

Dorna: “I have told Kawasaki that I would not accept this contract being broken and, since they have said that the costs for this season are budgeted, I have proposed that they race in 2009. In exchange I will release them from 2010 and 2011.”

Check out crash.net for the full article.

Sorry ladies (below), one more season. See ya next year green.