MotoGP » Honda boss demands MotoGP title challenger


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Yamaha-M1 Fan. - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 4:50 PM

Pedrosa almost into his fifth season I think if he does not put up a title fight Honda might boot him and Dovi too change the team in 2011 with Stoner and don't know who the second rider will be.

Maybe they should just start aiming at 2011 and the 1000cc bikes. Which led me to another thought... Hayden returning to Honda for 2011.

Not to be oversimple, but last time on a liter-class Honda he won a championship. He might be cheap after struggling in the 800 era. And returning to previously successful surroundings can do wonders for a rider's confidence. And, especially after dropping out of AMA SBK racing, I would think Honda keen on an American rider in MotoGP.

Just a thought.

Joe blow - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 5:03 PM

I thought it was the bike and not the rider???? Wasn't that what you told us when you were arrogant (or stupid) enough to let Rossi go?

You deserve your lack of success. Arrogant idiots. It's poetic to have watched Rossi rub your noses in your stupidity for the last 5 years.

observer - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 5:10 PM

Jorge Lorenzo is a likely choice. He has said Rossi is using his settings. If that is the case, then he might be able to develop the Honda to get it on the top step of the podium. I don't think Pedrosa is capable of developing the bike to the level where it is transformed from a consistant podium bike to a consistant winning bike.

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 5:17 PM

@Joe Blow - You are so correct! HRC were so arrogant back then but I think the problem now is the 800 are more like F1 cars than ever before. There's nothing wrong with the Honda but only exceptional riders are able to get the best out of them which is why 46, Stoner and lorenzo can thrash the rest of the field by over 30 seconds a race - you never got that a few years back. Bring back the 990's, they were more about rider skills than trick electronics and F1 style set-ups.

some1 - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 5:18 PM

I don't think Honda even remember how to make a better to win the title. RC211V was the best aerodynamics designed for Honda 4-stroke Motogp bike. Yet, they choose to use the ugliest design which compromised the aerodynamics on RC212V 800cc. They should keep the RC211V chassis and bodywork for the 800cc like the other factory kept the working design to the optimum.

May their HR department lead their bike development by firing some good staffs and just keep the bad one for sake of personal politics. I guess, they deserve it. Bad people lead to bad results...

Marco - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 5:35 PM

While Pedrobot is riding for Honda they will NEVER win the WC. Pedrosa, as he did on Sunday, can only win if he gets away from the start. He will never mount a serious season-long challenge in all conditions for the title because he simply cannot do what Rossi is the master of and pick his way from 10th or so through the pack from the opening lap. Pedrosa just hasn't got the physical presence or respect of other riders to force his way through the pack, which is mandatory if you want to win.

El Bigonio

November 11, 2009 5:38 PM

Interesting contrast in ethos between the factory teams.
Honda- We will spare no effort or outlay to create the finest machine possible, and demand that our riders excel on it.
Yamaha- We will spare no effort or outlay to get the finest talent, and continue to refine the most balanced motorcycle in the sport.
Ducati- We will spare no effort or outlay to siphon off some of Yamahas plentiful talent pool.
Suzuki- We will spare all effort and outlay to create a "Factory" machine that is cosmetically passable as a Motogp racer simply to fulfill our contractual obligation to Dorna and make it possible for us to dupe a fast rookie into signing for us.
Kawasaki- We quit!

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