MotoGP » Official: Alvaro Bautista joins Honda Gresini

Former Suzuki MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista joins Honda Gresini for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship.

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November 09, 2011 1:09 PM

Nick, I think the satellite RC213Vs will be very competitive to begin with, they just won't be developed as quickly as the full factory bikes. The gap at the beginning of the season should be very small between factory and satellite. Same with the M1s.


November 09, 2011 1:31 PM
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@ not convinced

What would you consider "genuine"?
I guess each person discusses whatever strikes their interest at a specific time...

I guess if you don't like it there's always MCN... or something.

To each their own mate.


November 09, 2011 2:44 PM

It's a bit early to draw conclusions about 2012 as we need to see if the fuel consumption and tyre wear factors of the 1000 change things during an actual race. Honda's outright pace advantage might not be as great if they need to tune the bikes down to make race distance.

My guess is the pecking order will be similar to this year.

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November 09, 2011 3:16 PM

if bautista has strong starts next season, i can't think of any reason HRC will not give him a full factory support. imo he is as talented as simoncelli (RIP). maybe with less guts, but very talented regardless.

turnip - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 3:34 PM

I keep asking this question but nobody seems to know - will the second Gresini be a CRT bike as rumoured? Would guess they would put Crazy Joe on that then?

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