MotoGP » 'Honda is fair with its rivals, unlike Ferrari'


“At F1, Ferrari has absolute authority. To be honest, we suffered a lot in that period. In MotoGP, Honda is in a similarly strong position but we like to be fair with our rivals” - Shuhei Nakamoto.

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Hmm - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 6:12 AM

Been nearly 10 years since Rossi left Honda and in a bad taste.
Still.
Something those idiot Rossi haters would not note obviously
Oh... and **** F1

efi - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 6:20 AM

I hope that Nakamoto-San is aware that in many interviews with BMW, Aprilla racing department bosses etc. pretty muchg all of them blame Honda for making the MotoGP entry completely unattractive. "Without really deep pockets, it's useless to even show up to the grid. There's a difference between developing new technology for racing, and just pouring every last free cent into developing that technology. "

google, "BMW blames Honda and Yamaha"
autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100733

An interview with Gobmeier in June 2012 (the new Ducati corse boss)

bonabnz - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 6:28 AM

Yeaaah! But, Mr.Nakamoto didn't agree with new regulation about using the same ECU for next year... This is what some people said depended to ECU, not fully skill!

InSpeedWeTrust

November 23, 2012 6:51 AM

Sorry Nakamato San, I disagree.
Everyone knows the MSMA is run by Honda. What is the result after 10 years of Honda management ? Only the strongest survived. Now with 3 manufacturers left this championship is a shadow of its former self. Quite fair indeed.

Honda has cheated on their opponents with 5 cylinders weights proposals since day 1 of the motogp era. Honda stated that a 5 cylinder should weighs the same weight as a 4 cylinders because nobody "seemed" to care about this motorization. But Honda was secretly testing a 5 cylinders already. Just a big advantage taken in an unfair manner.

Also, the incessant 990cc to 800cc to 1000cc juggling and drastic fuel reduction has had a brutal impact on small motogp manufacturers.

For Information, Kawasaki claimed way before 2007 that a new 800cc project, only 3 seasons after their courageous come back in motogp, would be too costly and would be a killer for them. Do not forget that Honda still pulled the trigger.

We all know that the Con

InSpeedWeTrust

November 23, 2012 6:52 AM

We all know tha the Continental Circus days have died long time ago because the sport today is just a lucrative business. Selfishness and greed are the undisputed winners of today's society, we've got accept it.

But there's no need to also insult our intelligence Nakamoto San.


Sincerely yours,

A gutted motogp fan.

Bond - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 7:02 AM

But Daijiro and Valentino both say "Please solve this issue and I'll do the rest".”

which is what Vale was trying to do at Ducati,
but Preziosi was the stubbon mule and wouldnt listen.

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