MotoGP » Nakasuga talks 'miracle' MotoGP podium


"It is like a dream or a miracle for me to be on the podium" - Katsuyuki Nakasuga.

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Stuart - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 12:06 PM

I loved this result. MotoGP is usually so dull and predictable so for Katsuyuki to land a podium was brilliant.

And his emotion showed what it meant. Brilliant.

I'm glad Yamaha 'sacked' Spies.

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 12:20 PM

What I flippin hero,was a lucky tyre choice,but he wasn't the only guy out there on slicks and there were riders out on slicks who should have beaten him!
Good on him well deserved,luvvin the nakano style eyes on his lid as well

Dave S - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 12:33 PM

It doesn't matter about Spies, or lucky (or should that be inspired?) tyre choices, or dropouts. It's just a great little story, a fairytale because in normal circumstances he would not have been near the podium.

Was I the only one secretly wishing for a Pedrosa problem near the end?

ha ha - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 2:22 PM

sooooo many things had to happen for this podium to be possible. Lorenzo, Bradl, and crutchlow had to fall, he luckily picked the right tire set up, spies was out, he lost by over 30 seconds. sometimes even the blind squirrel finds an acorn.

petrolbonce

November 12, 2012 3:02 PM

@ha ha

Not more IFs. Sure three other riders had to fall, but they fell and Nakasuga didn't. IOW he rode better than them. Simple. Remember the old "to finish first, first you have to finish" rule? It applies equally to second.

Fozly

November 12, 2012 4:04 PM


Well deserved podium for Nakasuga, other people falling off their bikes or factory employed riders behind him not beating him is not his problem!

You race the track with the conditions on the day.
You set the bike up and make tyre choices based on the information you have then make an educated guess and roll the dice.

Look it up - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 6:26 PM

@worsethananoob,
Those are NOT Nakano style eyes. They're called Moon Eyes after a US racer named Dean Moon. mooneyesusa dot com slash shop
He is the one who started the logo and because he runs a parts and accessories shop, many of his products made it to Japan. The Moon Eyes logo is all over the place in Japan. Nakano is also not the first Japanese motorcycle racer to adopt them. The others are just less well known than him. If you visit the link above, you'll see that the logo has been around since the 1950s

close but no cigar - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 8:27 PM

closer to say they are SP Tadao Racing Team Eyes. Whilst it may be true that they started off as MoonEyes, the reason Nakasuga, Nakano, Koyama, etc all have these eyes on their helmets is because they were all at one time in the early stages of their careers all members of the SP Tadao Racing team. Tadao Suzuki first drew eyes on his helmet in 1966.

Nakasuga Replica helmet should be out in December.

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