MotoGP » MotoGP Rider of the Year vote: 5th

You vote Dani Pedrosa 5th in's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll

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8=> - Unregistered

December 27, 2011 7:09 AM

Hmmm...only 5th. 3 wins even though breaking his collar bone and having other problems early in the year. Lower than I expected! Guessing this might be to do with Sic falling out maybe.

Steven Shaw - Unregistered

December 27, 2011 9:39 AM

Actually thats a bit harsh. Given the time he had off, I thought Dani did a pretty decent job. Should have been top 3.

He and Jorge were the only ones who could beat Casey fair and square on a (fairly) regular basis.

stavros - Unregistered

December 27, 2011 9:58 AM

Much as I do think dani is better than 5th, I think there are factors that have made him pole badly this year. Despite all the hard luck stories the fact remains that as Hondas no 1 rider for 6 years he has failed to deliver, where Stoner has waltzed in there and grabbed it in his first year there and owned Dani in the process. Many are of the opinion that the Honda was the bike to have this year but it is doubtful DAni would have beaten Jorge this year even without injuries. Also, some regard DAni as at least partly to blame for the Simoncelli incident.

mick - Unregistered

December 27, 2011 10:37 AM

Once again Pedros small stature and frailty cost him dear.Great rider but as fragile as a hens egg.Every time you see him fall you fear the worst and it has dogged what could have been a great career.I had him in 4th not 5th in this poll.As has been said before he has been Hondas number 1 rider but he never quite seems to get the job done,mainly because of injury.Is he destined to be the greatest rider never to win the world title?
I think he may be.Sadly,because i like the little fella!

Mokka - Unregistered

December 27, 2011 11:22 AM

Next year must be yours Dani, I fear as the technology goes backwards in Gps then so will you...

Fantastic little rider, if he wasn't taken out at Le Mans, would we have seen the title taken down to the wire?

I'm hoping Cal doesn't pop up in the top 4, hopefully it'll be Stoner, Lorenzo, Spies and Sic (Though I'd have put Abraham up there in place of the latter 2).

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