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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bender - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:49 AM

Oh this is hilarious. A couple of weeks ago we had the stoner fannettes complaining about a yamaha/dorna conspiracy. Now unsurprisingly honda get the rookie rule changed, what a surprise!

And did some nonce suggest that danny would beat lorenzo on the same bike, yep good one.

The interview was a couple of riders bleating, then have loads more bleating on here.

We are only six races in, calm down, its an 80 second fix to sort the chatter in that honda....tee hee.

Dont worry, honda will get the tyre rule reversed, danny has already set his b1tch puig on to it.

Dave - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 7:06 AM


Spot on! Don't worry though, the proof is n history repeating itself....Stoner jumps on Ducati having had no input and wins WC then bike slowly falls behind the pack. Now, Stoner jumps on Honda having had no input and wins WC.......oh dear!

TC - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 8:19 AM


As to whether the tyres were made in 2011 or 2012 it is the design philosophy behind them that counts, if they have the same basic construction upgraded to cope with the 1000cc bike they are going to be of a similar character. I remember Bridgestone saying the new tyres were going to be of a softer construction to warm up quicker but they acknowledged that they would not be as durable over a race distance and the riders would have to adjust, the old tyres would last far longer than they needed too and some teams complained they were to hard. It is not just Bridgestone mucking about for the sake of it, this has been done in consultation with dorna and safety representatives for the sake of the championship in their view.

If they just bring a few old tyres for Hondas use then the other teams would cry foul and would demand enough supplies for all the teams which would increase transport and storage costs, then when stocks ran low they would have to manufacture more, why would

TC - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 8:30 AM


they do that.

I wonder if this weekends crashes were caused by the wind, I live 60 miles SW of Silverstone and it was blowing a gale here on Saturday when a lot of crashes occurred, it caught me off balance in the garden and I nearly fell through the fence which made me wonder how they would race in such conditions.


June 19, 2012 8:51 AM

The doors to the Honda factory team are now wide open for Marc Marquez. The last remaining impediment, the so-called "rookie rule" which forces first year riders to compete on satellite teams, will soon be abolished. "The rule, which we created to help the smaller teams, no longer has any reason to exist," Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta declared to Spanish television. The official decision will not come until Assen, when the Grand Prix Commission is expected to repeal the rule.

Mark - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 10:04 AM

Stoner will be forced to use more traction control like everyone else, to preserve the rear. No more freakish power slides....and result is Moto GP gets a little bit more boring. Well done...not!


June 19, 2012 10:26 AM

personally i believe the weekends crashes where a combination of weather / track and the fact most riders are pushing outside there limit rather than the tires.
the fear of losing a seat or panic to gain a better one is weighing pretty heavy on quite a few riders.
we will soon see over the remaining races if the tires are any better safe wise , but it was clear the one just dumped was causing no crashes.


June 19, 2012 12:22 PM

"why can't they give the older tyres as an option... what's wrong with them??? they shouldn't keep changing the rule only to favor some.... even these rule changes seems to be ok...but the scrapping off the rookie rule only to make marquez the repsol rider is ridiculous... rules are this isn't motogp anymore this is heading towards dornaGP.. dorna can change whatever they want and interfere in the championship... I would be happier to see marquez in a satellite team than in a factory team...
Posted by Sachinmotogp"
agree totally


June 19, 2012 12:24 PM

"@bjr The bottom line is, the bikes are too big, too powerful and too heavy and the tyre technology isn't good enough. At the moment it's like watching a reliablity trial instead of racing, with riders looking after fuel and tyres the whole race."
couldnt agree more

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