CHRIS VERMUELEN is definitely MotoGP-bound as Honda prepares to attack Valentino Rossi with both experience and young blood. The World Superbike rider will be part of the fresh new talent injected into the premier class, which will also include reigning world 250 champ Dani Pedrosa. HRC have long admired Vermuelen. Their sporting director Carlo Fiorani said: “I trust him. I would like to move him to MotoGP as soon as possible.” Fiorani said he has spoken to senior personnel including HRC president Suguru Kanazawa about the move. Fiorani added: “We made a mistake with superbike riders like Colin Edwards and Troy Bayliss. When they moved they were already too old, so it was difficult for them to adapt to MotoGP. When you understand you have a talent like Chris it’s important to move them when they are still young.” Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau will be the experienced figureheads in 2006, with Nicky Hayden, Marco Melandri, Vermuelen and Pedrosa providing the youthful back-up.