MotoGP » 'No regrets' for fallen contender Pedrosa


"It's a sad feeling more than disappointment; I pushed as hard as I could; I did what I had to do and I have no regrets for my riding, especially this season" - Dani Pedrosa.

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Never say never

October 29, 2012 3:43 AM

Congrats to Jorge for the championship, and Pedro and Stoner for their contribution to 2012. Just got back from P.I. and the standout rider for me this year was Bradl. Got better and better as the year went on, and for me it's a shame that politics don't allow him to get Stoners bike next year.
If Rossi can't be running at the front next year (which is highly unlikely) then Bradl is the guy I will be watching with interest.

Robwal - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 7:09 AM

daynal

The ONLY times Pedrosa, or Lorenzo for that matter, have beaten Stoner is when he has been almost falling off his bike from fatigue or coming back from injury(riding injured)!!!

plouton - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 8:03 AM

I can't understand the misplaced animosity towards Pedrosa. It's comical that there seems to be so much genuine hatred for the guy. Fact: If HRC didn't believe in his talent, he wouldn't be there. Repsol money is there as a bonus for Honda, not to prop up Dani's wages. He is in the top 3 riders in the class, arguably the fastest out there on his day, (of which he has had many, with equal wins to Lorenzo) so why on earth would they get rid of him!? Don't forget how he destroyed Lorenzo on an inferior bike in 250s, and how he's pushed him close to crashing this year in MotoGP.

Revsak - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 8:42 AM

Feel bad for Pedrosa, this could have been his best chance of winning the championship. I feel like his chances are running out now and he'll be in the history books as one of the best riders never to have won the championship along side Randy Mamola.

dacron

October 29, 2012 9:35 AM

i think dan was relieved to have crashed out and put an end to the pressure.
he knew it was out of reach yet so close , he was about to go all out and take massive risks for something he would never achieve , he knew stoner was on his tail and it would be but a moment before he got past and raised the bar to the top of the red line.
his concentration burned out on that second lap and he missed his line.
the pressure to try and achieve the unachievable must have been mind racking , especially on a track like the island.
mabe next year , he certainly has the talent to be a motogp champion.

Chopper - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 9:49 AM

Come on Guys!!! The dude has been on the best bike for 6yrs, he is a waist of efforts. He's not bad, but he also isn't a champion and I doubt he will ever be one. Now all this how great he is!!!LOL. He had one acceptable season in 6yrs WOW!!!!!

Waisted Youth )( - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 11:15 AM

Seems your English teachers 'waisted' their efforts too. Honda lost their way when the 800s were introduced, which was ironic seeing as they were the main instigators of the change in the MSMA. It's only in the last couple of years that the Honda has been the best bike in most areas, and having finally improved stability under braking this season. When the tyres changed early in the season Yamaha got their chatter problems sorted out quicker than Honda, which was one factor which cost Dani the championship.

slu1979 - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 12:40 PM

I think Pederosa was more interested in handing Stoner a shocker on his home track. The last couple of wins has gooten to his head and he was looking to prove he is better than Stoner. How else to do it but on Stoner's home track?

Marc - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 3:07 PM

True shame as he had been riding in such good form the last half of the season and without the few mistakes and some bad luck things could have been different. However even if he had won the race and next race he still could have lost the championship anyway unless Lorenzo had some poor outings or a crash himself. Glad to see he doesn't give up and hope he turns it around an wins the last race.

7980 - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 4:30 PM

@DaveyBoy
Not sure how you can say that Marquez's rookie Moto2 season was a "bin it or win it" scenario. He retired from 3 of the first 6 races, sure, but as of Assen, he podiumed 9 times in a row (6x 1st, 2x 2nd, 1x 3rd) before his injury, which was not his fault. He was dead even with Bradl at that point in the season. That looks like a rider who was finding his groove in the class. Bin it or win it would be CS's final season at Ducati: 3 wins, 4 retirements, and just enough inconsistency to finish out of the top 3 come season end.

Not a knock on Bradl because I think he's a great rider and was a worthy champion, but during that year he never put up a streak which was that dominant.

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