MotoGP » Lorenzo, Pedrosa talk Yamaha, Honda strengths

“It seems like - from the outside - [Yamaha] have improved a lot in the areas where we were stronger” – Dani Pedrosa.

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pete tong - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 1:22 PM


What has that got to do with Casey humbling Danny in his first year on the Honda, you got whupped by JJ in the CF debate, and you will lose this argument too.

markgant - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 1:59 PM

I recall the 800cc Yamaha had at least one engine failure (Lorenzo - oil all over the place, Spies and Depuniet falling hard from it). Did Honda? I seem to remember something but not sure about the time.


July 18, 2012 2:27 PM

Cedric my opinion you are dead wrong as stoner was only person to be able to ride the duc
King Kenny disagree with you on stoner needs best bike to win as there is no way the duc was the best bike just he was the only one who could ride it

Keven Swatchnz - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 2:46 PM

Lorenzo pushed the 2011 yamaha to its very limit. Ask the finger the marshals couldn't find. The bike was slow vs. the honda period. 2011 is when Lorenzo fine tuned his corner speed to perfection thanks to the power disadvantage and now he just leaves everyone in his fumes in the corners.

If Rossi was riding for yamaha in 2011 we'd never hear the end of his tantrums and threats to go else where if yamaha didn't improve the bike. Yes the very same factory he's begging on his knees to come back to. Lucky for him yamaha are an ethical group of people and will do him the favor to let him retire on a high as a yamaha ambassador.

King Kenny - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 4:29 PM

Stoner humbled Pedrosa in 2011? Let's remember how the season went down... Pedrosa started the season injured, a steel pin in his collarbone pinching a blood vessel, which resulted in loss of sensibility and strenght while riding. He had to undergo surgery, I believe right after Estoril? Then, at Le Mans, Simoncelli took him out and Pedrosa broke the other collarbone, when he was in the virtual leader of the Championship. That meant Pedrosa had to sit out several races, and race a few not fully fit. Once he was out of the title fight, the rest of the season was a matter of staying unharmed for 2012 and getting back into shape, not chasing wins.

This season is the first time we got both of them fully fit on the Honda. Look at the Championship standings. I think Stoner has performed slightly better than Pedrosa so far, but he hasn't come anywhere close to "humble" Pedrosa.

I sad he's maybe in my top 3 because I'm not sure who's better, Stoner or Pedrosa. But I'm quite sure both Lorenzo


July 18, 2012 4:39 PM

No rider can win on a bad bike, the other riders are too good, they exploit any performance advantage. The only really close title fight of recent years was 2009, and that's because Rossi and Lorenzo shared the best bike.

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