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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schumacher-hater - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 10:40 AM

say and think as you want, if you deny Honda is a very big influence and a pseudo mafia inside motogp world,
you are simply hipocresy,

i have good and real reasons to hate honda,
come here and see how honda say that is another
step in his bad game, lets continue and see how far they are able to arrive

SP-1 - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 10:51 AM

How fair was Honda when Rossi joined Yamaha? So fair in fact, they made Rossi honour his contract until 31st December, thus preventing him from testing until the following year!

Me - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:01 AM

Wow, Honda praising Rossi ... even after he made scathing remarks about them in his biography? There was so much bad blood between them that when Rossi left they prevented him from testing for Yamaha, and there were no effort towards reconciliation from either side since then. In 2010 Rossi made an outburst: "only Honda had ever denied me ..." Can I believe what the man was saying? No, it looks like they are aware of how fanatical the yellow brigade can be, and they are trying to play the Rossi card to their own advantage.

M1M - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:04 AM

“I believe motorcycle fans love to follow the racing to see the advances in motorcycle technology, not just to witness the battles between riders on the track.” Nakamoto.

I suppose that's why so many people prefer to watch the Moto2 and Moto3 races, because of the superior "advances in motorcycle technology" in those classes rather than simply to witness amazing battles between riders, the like of which we haven't seen in MotoGP for a very long time.

As for providing the engines for Moto2 without making a profit, I'm sure HRC consider that preferable to having to compete with Kawasaki, Yamaha or Suzuki powered bikes as they're guaranteed to win every race.


November 23, 2012 11:06 AM

well you all may not agree with what shuhei says , but he is dead right about one thing .
and that is everyone blames honda for everything after reading these comments.
sure wouldn't be motogp without them in my opinion anyway.

Loris65 - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:06 AM

Everyone is missing the point, how have Ferrari manipulated F1 so that Alonso/Massa have a weight advantage over other drivers? How have Ferrari monopolised a F1-style of racing by saying "race Ferrari's only" to effectively advance the sales of their target market? How have Ferrari changed the rules to get a young apprentice into the premier class when other teams attempt to do the same thing unsuccessfully?
The only similarity I can see is when Ferrari threatened to pull out of F1 (or maybe they did some years ago? Can't remember) only for other manufacturers to turn round and say "so what?! We might have a chance of winning if they did".
I sense a case of bitter pills from Nakamoto2 who was clearly out of his depth in F1.

Ron - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:16 AM

Because at the end of every moto2 race, everyone says Honda won the race, wait no they dont.

And Honda never had sponsorship issues, in what is the most expensive form of motor-racing in the world.

And o the horror, of actually holding a rider to their contract. Thou I do think all (non renewed) contracts should expire after the last race, thats the end of the motogp year.


November 23, 2012 11:17 AM

@johanes, bogor .
one of shuhei's points was some people enjoy seeing the new advancements each year , i'm one of those bike lovers that does anyway.
your post is a clear example of what is wrong with todays spectators.
you and far too many others only care about vale and his celebrations , you all turn on anyone that don't see him in the same glittering light as yourselves.
i like vale for the riding but care nothing for pointless kid like celebrations that are simply to demoralise his opponents and bring in more personality fans.

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