Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Camel Honda announces 2005 line-up
Troy Bayliss and Alex Barros to ride the yellow RC211Vs

The Camel Honda team announced its rider line-up today for the 2005 MotoGP World

The Camel Honda team, led by former double-World Champion Sito Pons, finished
third in the 2004 Team Championship and for the forthcoming season welcomes into
its ranks two new riders: Brazilian Alex Barros and Australian Troy Bayliss.

With the incorporation of these two highly experienced and successful riders,
the Camel Honda team will look to consolidate its position over recent years as
one of the top teams in the championship and make a concerted effort to win the
World Title. Both riders will be riding the yellow Camel Honda RC211Vs on
Michelin tyres.

Troy Bayliss, World Superbike Champion in 2001, joins the Honda family after two
years competing in the MotoGP World Championship with Ducati. The Australian
from Taree has scored 4 MotoGP podium finishes in that time, although a maiden
MotoGP victory has so far eluded him. His aggressive style and personable nature
has made Troy an extremely popular rider both inside and outside the circuits
and he enjoys a massive following around the world. Troy will be assisted by
Santiago Mulero, Head Technician and Ramon Aurin, Telemetry Engineer.

Alex Barros makes a welcome return to the team led by Sito Pons. Alex rode for
four seasons with the Honda Pons team from 1999 to 2002, during which time he
won 5 GPs and scored 14 podium finishes. He is one of the most experienced
riders in the paddock, with over 240 GPs to his name, and he will be looking to
call upon his wealth of experience and knowledge in his quest for the 2005 World
Title. Alex will continue to work alongside Ramon Forcada, his Head Technician
for the 2004 season, and with whom he worked throughout his previous time with
the Honda Pons team, and Lluis Lleonart, his Telemetry Engineer.

Sito Pons:

"After two highly successful seasons the Camel Honda team now moves up a gear
with the incorporation of two highly gifted and experienced riders. With Alex
and Troy leading the charge, I am confident that the yellow Camel Honda bikes
will be constantly battling for the leading positions in every race. I would
like to thank Honda, Camel, Correos and the other team sponsors for their
constant support and whilst we clearly have a lot of hard work ahead of us this
winter, I am confident that this exciting new project will bring much success to
everyone concerned once the 2005 championship gets underway in April in Jerez."

Roberto Zanni
(JT International - Worldwide marketing and sales Senior Vice-President)

"For the third consecutive year, the prestigious Camel brand will take part in
the MotoGP World Championship. The thrilling exploits of the Camel Honda team
will continue in earnest in 2005, with a brand new line-up. We welcome our two
new riders, Troy Bayliss and Alex Barros, to whom I wish a season full of
satisfaction and success. I would like to thank Honda for lending their support
once more, and for having contributed to the continuity of our MotoGP project. I
am certain that the RC211V, our team, and our riders will hold the Camel name up
high next season, on the long and challenging road that is the MotoGP World