MotoGP » Repsol Honda trio trample Friday practice

"The new surface here feels very good, very smooth and the grip level is impressive" - Casey Stoner.

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September 30, 2011 4:55 PM

So far it looks as though the top 4 finishers will be riding a Honda. Races rarely follow practise faithfully because thing change that can't be forseen, but I wouldn't bet against it happening this time. With Rossi in 5th?


September 30, 2011 5:18 PM

This is the start to the weekend that Honda were dreaming of.All 3 Repsol riders quick out of the blocks.Dani looking particularly quick.He could well throw a spanner in the works come Sunday.Jorge didnt get the start he was hoping for and will be out to make ammends for that come qualifying.Dont count him out of things.

mick - Unregistered

September 30, 2011 5:39 PM

Super effort from the Honda camp today,very ominous start to the weekends events.Although i agree that Lorenzo cannot be ruled out by any means,i think he just has too big a task on his hands to overhaul Stoner.Hoppy is right about Pedro.He could throw a spanner in the works,Lorenzos works that is.He can do Stoner a big favour on Sunday by keeping Lorenzo off the top step of the podium!
And it is the top step where Lorenzo needs to be.


September 30, 2011 6:06 PM

Good gawd, I know it's just one round but the other factories are pretty damn embarrassing right now. Oh well, I suppose it was silly to think Honda wouldn't get back to total domination someday.

motomoto - Unregistered

September 30, 2011 6:32 PM

It's a darn shame that Yamaha brought a knife to a gun fight. This track exposes Yamahas lack of investment in the last year of the 800's. Ben, Jorge, Colin, and Cal deserve better. The once mighty and proud "tuning fork" company, bails on Supersport, then Superbike, and invests nothing in gp. Completely shameful!

SteveNG - Unregistered

September 30, 2011 7:03 PM

@TDS "Stick Stoner on a Suzuki or any of the bikes that are struggling at the back and we would soon see how good he is !!"

Hehe. Well, what about when he was on the LCR Honda? Not only was that LCR's and Casey's rookie year, it was the last year of the 990s so everyone else had all their data sorted while Casey and LCR had none.

Second race. Pole position. See how good he is?

I know what you're going to say. Yeah, but he crashed a lot. Well, that's true. But it takes riding on the absolute limit to do what he was doing. Brave, crazy, and super-talented stuff.

FluoroScrote - Unregistered

September 30, 2011 8:48 PM

@TDS "Stick Stoner on a Suzuki or any of the bikes that are struggling at the back and we would soon see how good he is !! What a laugh!!!!"

What about a Ducati? How do you think that would pan out? Word is that God himself can't ride that thing.

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