MotoGP » Stoner: It could be a colourful season!


"When we're off the track we're team-mates and when we're on track they are other competitors" - Casey Stoner.

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Southerner

March 01, 2011 3:44 PM

@ hoppy,that was brilliant and perhaps the best post on this thread.
No matter which way anyone cuts it,the one guarantee is that 2011 will see an HRC/Repsol rider on every podium.At worst,an HRC/Gresini factory rider will be there to cover the highly unlikely possibility that all 3 Repsol bikes at any event may be down and out.
Great to see HRC and Casey this quick and so light hearted within the camp.Casey's toughest battles I suspect will be with Dani on Spanish turf within Honda.Especially with George in the mix in Spain.
Outside of Spain,well,have to go with Casey.

fan - Unregistered

March 01, 2011 5:09 PM

The advantage will be in the riders, not the bike. Dovi will prove this. I believe this is a matter of Honda finally catching up to everyone else. It also doesn't hurt to have two of the best riders on your team.

I read somewhere (cannot remember) that there are infact differences with Simo's bike and the Repsol bikes, most notably through pictures of the clutch. Anyone else seen, read anything on this? There is a huge difference between getting a factory bike and recieving factory support, and I thought Simo was getting both?

KTMKen

March 01, 2011 5:55 PM

Please... according to some of you out here we should just hand the trophy over to Casey and not even hold the races this year! Well, to quote someone else who was asked to capitulate and surrender "Nuts!"

Stoner is the favorite, but a lot happens over the course of eighteen races. Riders get hurt, bikes suit some tracks better than others, other manufacturers improve their bikes, weather affect race results, etc. etc. etc.

Don't be so quick to just hand the trophy over to Stoner and Honda, not yet anyway.

grantrd

March 01, 2011 5:56 PM

where was he supposed to go???exactly!!!
rossi backed himself into this corner and his ego got the better of him. he and ducati can put as much "italian dream team" spin on it as they want but it was his only option really.....
if he beats everyone on that bag of bolts then I will gladly eat my shorts but I won't hold my breath.......
I'm gonna love watching him squirm........I can hear the excuses already.......
HRC and Yamaha are going to rub his nose in it big time this year......can't wait

LCtanner - Unregistered

March 01, 2011 6:24 PM

It will be a colourful season alright.
The Repsol coloured leathers will be on the podium every race one way or another!

...or honda and yamaha colours down the side of rossis fairing !!!

GpFan - Unregistered

March 01, 2011 7:25 PM

27) Casey Stoner showing his colors with test times. Look 2nd lap 59.665

2:00.122
1:59.665
2:00.124
30:55.094
2:00.466
2:00.314
2:02.597
24:25.470
2:01.851
2:00.609
28:47.287
2:00.948
2:01.280
17:56.973
2:01.035
2:00.732
2:00.975
18:58.117
2:01.456
2:12.968
2:32:55.926
2:01.695
2:01.220
2:00.971
2:01.223
2:01.446
2:01.312
2:00.975
2:01.063
2:01.145
2:00.887
2:01.238
2:01.395
2:01.412
2:02.018
2:07.544
2:01.096

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