HMC and pascal Picotte have parted their ways according to amasuperbike.com This is probably why Chandler's name has been linked to HMC. It also backs up my theory that HMC does not have a clue how to set up, wrench or maintain a 998RS. If Pascal can ride that wretched Harley and keep smiling what the hell was going on at Daytona with HMC? The story says that Pascal was unhappy with the crew and the level of their knowledge. Think about SBK, half the bikes in the first race results where 998 variants. The bike is good so we will see how it does on the shorter race distances.