MotoGP » 'Long list' of work needed at Honda

“We developed this whole bike around the old tyre and one third of the way through the season they've put a new tyre into it” - Casey Stoner.

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resoL - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 6:39 PM

First they changed minimum weight right before first race, now this tire affair, Stoner is one season late with his retiring. And damn right he is quitting this circus.

bgk - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 7:32 PM

@dacron That same rationale could be applied to Rossi or any of the riders. Which riders would NOT be at the front and leading if they had a dominant machine that could out perform the other riders machine in all areas? It's a bit hollow.

Andrew Long

June 17, 2012 7:34 PM

Honda spent a fortune & considerable effort in preparing for and winning 2011 championship. A year on and they are going backwards.

Time to bring in 2 hungry new riders for 2013. Pedrosa hasn't won a championship in 6 years and never will.

Dyeri - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 7:50 PM

Even the Yamahas and Ducatis have developed their bikes around the old please stop complaining on new tyres Repsol Hondas! I'd agree w/ them if they're racing in mid pack, but for heaven's sake.... they're both frikin 2nd and 3rd!!!

Liam48 - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 7:52 PM

@AndrewLong Mr Rossi and Bradl!

I think if they keep struggling like this to the end of the season they will need a proven champion and race winner in Rossi to challenge Lorenzo and a young and impressive rider like Bradl to back him up and keep improving!

It would be a good team as I think Rossi is hungrier than ever for success as he hasn't had any in a long time!


June 17, 2012 8:30 PM

yes it could be applied to others as well.
but its not about having a dominant bike , its about having a bike that can be ridden to its potential rather than fighting its problems .


June 17, 2012 8:49 PM

Say it again:
I am formaly against one supplier of tires!
Each team chould have is own chosen supplier!

And if Honda has a "long list" of work needed?
I wonder how they have to call it with Ducati?
"The most long list there is!" ...

M1M - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 11:38 PM

dacron - Bautista's satellite bike is a factory spec Honda so why shouldn't it be up with the HRC Repsols? While he doesn't have the same level of technical support, he's an excellent rider so it's not surprising that he's doing well as he gets more used to riding it. They have also taken time to dial in the Showa suspension without the wealth of data that Ohlins have from all the other bikes. The satellite Yamahas are further from the factory bikes than the Gresini Honda, yet they have also been fairly close to Lorenzo at times and have beaten the works bike of Spies.

Not that I want to repeat this again...
Casey's race craft is really Lousier compare to rossi or lorenzo..
He need to win by leading a good margin...
He can't stand it when people tailgating him.

Rossi will think ahead, let the opponent pass and follow closely to mount a late challenge...

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