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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spud - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 11:46 AM

Was it not honda that threw the teddies out and wanted the change to 800cc engines then won nothing in that era, was it not honda who instigated the new riders can only ride satellite bikes in thier first year in moto gp, then back tracked when they wanted marquez. They quit F1 in a hissy fit coz bernie would'nt do what they wanted. Yeah honda play fair alright.

Harryx - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 1:19 PM

...or translated: we could win everything ALL the time if we wanted, but we don't care that much...actually we want our direct competition win the races and sometimes they let us win...

sure...

shamarone

November 25, 2012 3:08 PM

re: "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."

my advice to BMW then is to stay home or in worldsupers. if the relative pittance to compete in grandprix motorcycling gives pause to a billion dollar company who's spent decades and 100's of millions (easy) in F1 without blinking...? then yeah, perhaps motogp ISN'T for you. but that's okay, it's important for a "man" to know his limitations... same goes for whole "companies" (*cough* CRT *cough*).

someone else - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 3:18 PM

Quote “For me Valentino Rossi and Daijiro Kato are the leading lights. I have to mention their racing attitude - it's exemplary. Most of the riders say "I can't ride very fast because of this and that". But Daijiro and Valentino both say "Please solve this issue and I'll do the rest".”

This comes from the man himself!
No mention of your "false hero" CS!!

Read and weep :(

Busa Boy - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 5:06 PM

Was it not honda that threw the teddies out and wanted the change to 800cc engines then won nothing in that era.
Spud.

Actually Spud,Stoner won the last of the 800cc championships for Honda.

efi - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 7:14 PM

@shamarone

Different categories and different times. The Bike market isn't nearly as attractive/lucrative as the automobile market.

It's almost a small niche market. You can have all the money in the world but in the end of day, nobody who is sane in the brain department wants to "waste" money.

Here an interesting post,

Quote:

They better care what BMW thinks, because they are the "market", along with Kawasaki and all the other major marques that consider the MotoGP game not worth the candle right now.

This is the balancing act all racing orgs have to play, and it's most evident at the "formula" level. Yachts, motorcycles, or cars - why do you suppose that we call the highest levels of racing "formula"? Why aren't they just "the best you can make"? Because "the best you can make" inevitably and almost immediately becomes "the best you can afford to make".

The "formula", while usually expressed in technical specs, is purposed as a cost containment measure. If you don't cap the co

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