MotoGP » Nakamoto talks Stoner, Pedrosa, Marquez and more!

"We held a farewell party for Casey Stoner after Valencia. When the party was over, the two of us stayed on, chatting, and I found I couldn't control my tears... Everyday Casey came up with something new that astonished us" - Shuhei Nakamoto (Honda).

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CRT - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 1:32 AM

The tires did not take the life of Simoncelli, his own stubbornness to refuse to let go of the bike did.

Had he let go of the low side he would still be with us today. He didn't, and such is life.

It is one thing to change construction prior to the season starting, it's another to change it mid season, and then shut off supply of the tires that were previously available. It's one thing to set the rules of the upcoming season. It's another to drop a bombshell adding weight right before the start of the season..

CRT - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 1:35 AM

Stoner broke his ankle, or actually tore the crap out of the ligaments in his ankle. No ones fault but is own, much like Rossi breaking his leg. It's human error, happens to everyone. There's a reason why there is more than one race a year.


January 13, 2013 2:03 AM

@Dacron. Stoner was racing for 27 years? What, did he throw his leg over a bike as soon as his mother shot him out? God, you're a dreamer. Get off the bongs!
Posted by Moe - Unregistered (13 hours ago)
stoner was born with a helmet on bro!! , he raced out of the womb in record time to join the human race .
so there.
ps...i gave up bongs 18 years ago to be a single dad.

Ron - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 3:21 AM


They had allready changed the tire spec since, 2011 Sepang. Then they changed it again mid-season. Spec tires should be fixed in stone once pre-season testing starts

anon - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 5:06 AM

bloody hell. what more does nakamoto want from bautista? he was up against 3 aliens and a very strong tech3 team and i thought he did a good enough job


January 13, 2013 8:47 AM

@ anon.
Don't get to cut up. This is the boss of a company that will do anything to win at all costs at the expense of everyone.
Love him or hate him, just remember why Rossi left.
Honda couldn't see the forest for the trees before he left. I think they have changed their attitude towards the riders a bit since then. I am still chuckling to myself about his statement saying sponsorship had nothing to do with signing MM.


January 13, 2013 9:57 AM

Nakamoto San knows the racing from bottom up. Unfortunately few things were too late in the case of Casey Stoner. Stoner shouldve been given a factory seat the season after he rode in LCR. He was already fast back then, he started his early GP days with a pole position on an LCR Honda. Lastly the private heart to heart talk came too late, Casey already made his decision and he surely has his plans set out.

Dave - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 10:08 AM

@ Tommy & Dacron,

I made no statements of fact (ie no assumptions) I simply voiced the post please.

Just because you see my post id dont make assumptions.

Also, its easy to miss if you gloss over the details in an effort to make CS look good (or VR look bad) that these are valid questions / theories which no CS fan wants to entertain. They are too busy suggesting rossi blocked stoner from a Yam ride which is not mentioned anywhere in any print other than posts on this site by stoner assumptions there???

As for writing his auto, wont waste time on something that wont sell:)

@ Espsania,

"Dani doesn't have that exta something. Let's not forget, Stoner was 4-1 ahead in wins before he broke his ankle during Indy qualifying."

...but behind on points???

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