MotoGP » Pedrosa, Dovizioso fall, Honda drought reaches 18 races.

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June 27, 2009 9:08 PM

Between all the talk... He does not know why he crashed. So much for good feedback from the new chassis.

If I were Honda... I'd get Stoner's ass on an HRC-full-support Honda ASAP:
- I think with full support Stoner can win with this bike without injuring the bejeeses out of himself
- Ducati is nowhere without Stoner, so you eleminate one competitor

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:21 PM

Stoner won't do anything on the Honda, as seen back in 2006. He should stay were he is because the Ducati suits him down to the boot, and it is the only bike he is really quick on. He would be quickish but nothing special on anything else. Kind of like Gibernau. He wouldn't be able to do much more than Pedrosa or Dovi are doing right no....w

As for Pedrosa, he is good but not Rossi good, it's simple as that, and that's why he can't win on an inferior bike like Rossi did in 04-05. The best he can hope for is 4th in the championship, as he is in general the quickest Honda rider, but the first 3 places are gone.... And he needs to stop crashing, it's getting a wee bit out of hand.

Al - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:24 PM

well he lived up to my pre race prediction..

with the lightning starts the wee lad is getting maybe he should take up drag racing.. no corners to fall off on either....

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:26 PM


As for Honda in general, they have completely lost there way. Mick Doohan's work and general genius followed by Rossi's seriously went to their collective heads. So much for their bikes winning races and titles instead of the riders. The 2006 title was a fluke, as Yamaha dropped the ball. Funny how their constant winning came to an almost complete stand still when Rossi left.........

rofl - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:33 PM

'It's the bike, not the rider' - Unknown Loser-san, 2003

How's that working out for you fellas? Seeing the competition win Rider, Team and Brand Championships two years in a row at Motegi, your own track? Maybe even three in a row.

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:43 PM

Honda must be really embarrassed. Since Rossi has left, all riders that won on a Honda from 2004 till today have combined won less races than Rossi did by himself in the 4 seasons he was with Honda:

Biaggi, Gibernau, Tamada, Melandri, Elias, Pedrosa, Hayden - Honda race wins : 22 2004-2009

Rossi - Honda race wins : 33 2000-2003

Dingo - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 9:51 PM

For next year MM on the satellite factory honda, Leon Haslam on De Angelis bike and Casey or JL on the Dovi bike, Dovi ain't fast enough to live with JL,DP,CS or VR. Casey ain't gonna win again on the Duc, he has pace though and could be dynamite on the Honda, worth a punt, they'll hardly go backwards.

Honda san if you'd like me to head up casting give me a call...

Al - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 10:08 PM

"Funny how their constant winning came to an almost complete stand still when Rossi left"

Actually the missing part of the honda success equation is Jeremy Burgess, he's been chief engineer to Digger, Doohan and Vale.. all when they were honda mounted.

aeolus - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 10:14 PM

Dani's death spiral continues. Bet Puig isn't threatening to go elsewhere now. HRC is in a pickle-Divo shows promise but can't quite seem to muster the goods while Honda has invested so much in Dani it would look terrible to boot him now. But what else can they do? Repsol want's a Spanish rider so that really narrows the field. Haslam seems like a good bet as I see no up and comming Spaniard in either 250 or WSB. .

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