MotoGP » Pedrosa vows to ‘improve’ damp weather riding


Dani Pedrosa's cautious end to the Valencia Grand Prix costs him the chance to overhaul Andrea Dovizioso for third in the overall standings.

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over the moon - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 7:26 PM

Pedrosa's lost his alien tag..Stoner has proved that bike should have been winning championships before now, and if any of the other three had been on it Honda wouldn't have had to wait this long.

How's he going to improve his wet weather riding?..get a job despatch riding in London this winter?
He gave up today and should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

190mph - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 7:41 PM

He'll get podiums even the occasional win, but Pedrosa will NEVER win a MotoGP title. Weak in the braking zones and more often than not when push comes to shove cracks as surely as his bones do when he crashes.

Priaulx2

November 06, 2011 9:23 PM

Given he has already had 2 collarbone surgeries this year and seems to break something every time he falls off i'm not at all surprised he backed off. I don't blame him for it either - he's got nothing to prove by racing a man he has comprehensively outclassed for the past few seasons for 3rd in the championship. I'd rather see him fully fit so he can push for the championship next season.
And people saying honda should have won championships in the last few seasons had they had someone else on the bike should get real. The honda has came on leaps and bounds from last year whereas they yamaha reverted back to some of the '10 stuff because their bike was so good last year. Check out Ben Spies comments after Indy last year if you doubt how much he was overriding that thing last year to just keep lorenzo in sight.

RawDawg

November 06, 2011 10:06 PM

Ridiculous argument Priaulx2.

Just because Pedrosa has beaten Dovi in years past means that he shouldn't have fought for 3rd in the championship? I surely disagree.

If Dani backed off because he was scared of falling off and getting hurt than he's in the wrong business. He's gonna fall off a million more times if he continues racing - it happens in bike racing.

And it's debatable if the Honda has come on leaps and bounds this year. If it wasn't for Stoner, Jorge would have walked the title again with rounds to spare. By Honda's own admission, there hasn't been much that was changed this year so you can say it came down to the riders - especially Stoner.

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