MotoGP » Dovizioso denied 1000cc Honda test


"Contracted riders Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner will test the [1000cc] bike."

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Hugo - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 12:02 PM

This guy for serval rounds was best of the rest and couldnt even hold off Rossi on a far superior machine.

His position in the table is largely due to the misfortune of others like Pedrosa, yet he feails to realise it and is even talking of taking the title!

Righty so he should be ousted from the Repsol team as he would have been this year if not for contract issues.

As for that display at Mugello. Talk about wanting some of the limelight...:S

RawDawg

August 09, 2011 12:15 PM

Probably more of a case of too many riders and not enough bikes more than anything.

I doubt if they have 3 bikes available to test. Hayden and Rossi had to share the Duc 1000cc bike - Ducati didn't even have 2 bikes last time.

pablo - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 12:35 PM

Honda with Stoner really only need two factory rides.

It hasn't worked out with 4 factory riders at all and has in fact helped Lorenzo.

The hair brained unit has got to be the first to go, but if their smart, they won't tell him for a while to prevent him taking out Stoner.

Dovi has had a great year as a number 2 rider and has consistently taken points. A great rider he may not be but he's a good team man.

If I was Honda I'd keep him and Stoner and dump Pedrosa to get team unity. That will never happen with Puig behind the scenes.

Bman - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 12:52 PM

Cant Dump Pedrosa because the main sponsor is Repsol, a Spanish company so that midget who only ever seems to preform when he is under pressure from his own team mate wont be going anywhere soon. Cant dump Stoner because he is too dam good so Dovi has to go but i agree with the above comment, get rid of that crazy Italian trying to shoot turtles at everyone and put Dovi in his place, may not be the fastest but he does bring the bike home in a decent position. Stoner should get his own sponsors and team and be HRC factory back, Red Bull Honda would be great.

Joeski - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 1:08 PM

Dovi is a dam good rider! he is not the greatest and not sure if he would ever be world champion in this series but what does that say about all the guys that are behind him? I guess what we need is only 3 guys and 3 bikes in the series because that is soooo interesting and good for the sport. Yes, Dani has been given many chances and has not brought home a title but I believe he stands a better chance of doing so than Dovi. Dovi will lose his ride because, financially Honda cannot indefinitely support 4 factory bikes. However should Dovi step it up and start challenging for wins..they may change their minds..maybe

oh dear - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 1:09 PM

Take the hint Dovi: Honda doesn't want you next year and doesn't value your input in developing the bike.

It's a harsh move by Honda.

They could have at least let Dovi do a few laps on Stoner or Pedrosa's 2012 bike at the end of the day. Especially as Dovi will probably still be a Honda rider next year.

But no. He doesn't even get to try it.

Will he even get to ride this year's bike at the test?

shuggiemac

August 09, 2011 1:39 PM

Can not wait to see Somincelli making all the cynics look stupid before too long. Pedrosa and his dodgy team manager are the ones who should be getting shown the door. More whine than Oddbins, personality of a haddock and it's always someone else's fault.

SD500

August 09, 2011 2:16 PM

Dear Shugg...
Pedrosa's mgr ok he worked for the acrimony give you that one
Pedrosa is a good rider give him some credit, bit fragile but good

but Simoncelli making others look stupid, will have to wait till he is finished with himself

I was a Simoncelli fan till this year, i can tolerate a lot but lately he is to quote the local idiom 'a joke'

who looks stupid well Gresini due to his statements that down ayo who is holy cow way in front of the star team rider who is on factory kit

and this article is on Dovi... he has no contract he gets no ride on 1000
wow Ducati must be real bad as Abrahams has a contract.....

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