MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz - Q&A (Part 1).

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damo - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 12:39 AM

When did Casey have a factory Honda Lol. Casey walked away from Honda because they wouldn't give him a factory ride or even equal tyres, which is an absolute must to win in GP.

pablo - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 12:47 AM

Of course he lauded Casey's skills. That why Kevin takes Casey's absence so seriously. Face it, MotoGP is a far better show when Casey is out there racing, and he's not!

Robert Jones

August 21, 2009 12:52 AM


"Casey walked away from Honda because they wouldn't give him a factory ride or even equal tyres"

Hadn't thought of things this way, just assumed he was seduced by the lure of a Ducati Ride - Kinda makes sense now - Honda don't really have a good track record of rider-support ( shows in their results - 2006 excepted - but where is NH now anyway ?? - in fact, off-subject, I Know , but where is NH headed ??)

damo - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 1:07 AM

I'm just surprised Kevin thought Casey had a supported Honda! Casey had some excellent performances on the bike but it had no factory support whatsoever.

Beefcake - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 1:11 AM

Did you know of the 13 riders to contest a full season on the Rc211v only Kato, edwards and stoner were unable to win a race. Both edwards and kato had more podiums and finished higher in the championship than stoner :)
(Bayliss did not contest a full season)

holes - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 1:26 AM

interesting facts Beefcake...

If they are facts (can't be ****d to check)...

Of course! People that spring to mind... Biaggi, Gibernau, Tomada, Melandri, Elias, Barros... All this lot beat Rossi since 2004!

Wow, that's interesting!

damo - Unregistered

August 21, 2009 1:39 AM


That is a distortion of the facts. Casey had only a single, rookie season, the others all had several seasons on better supported equipment. It was also LCR's first season in GP.

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