MotoGP » Honda: Podium next step for 'factory spec' Bradl


"All four riders [have the] same specification" - Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda.

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MC - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 10:40 PM

robuk:

Simoncelli was an agressive rider, Marquez is dangerous. There is a difference. And even if Simoncelli was dangerous, it wasn't his style that caused his death, it was a simple mistake that resulted in an unusual crash which led to him being struck by Rossi & Edwards - nothing to do with his style. So your comment "Hope is doesn't end in disaster like it did for Marco 'Simoncheli (Simoncelli)'" implying it was Simoncelli's aggressive style that lead to his death, is in my opinion incorrect.

Ron - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 11:24 PM

Nakamoto did not say Bradl had the same equipment at Sepang, during testing.

How is Bautista having Showa any different then Nakano having Bridgestones during the tire war?

Honda have a really strong reason for giving there satatelite riders good gear, saving Honda the embrasement of having a CRT beating or even being near one of there RCV213V's

Dr Abbas - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 2:35 AM

I think bradl must be all out.Push to the limit.
Try to take podium or win a race.Take big risk.If u crash it doesn't matter.
Don't think about championship point to much.
If you crash in 1 or 3 races but you can win 1 or 2 races then it's good for your future.
Lorenzo do the same thing in his second year,crash so many races but win in other races.
Just learn how to be very fast and win a race.Next year all you have to do just to be consistent.





073838 - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 5:12 AM

Bautista gets screwed by using Showa. Doesn't take a MotoGP diehard to figure that one out.

Nothing against Bradl, who's a great rider himself, but I'd be willing to bet that Bautista would trouble the top 4 on a regular basis if he had real factory spec machinery.

jfc1

February 12, 2013 9:01 AM

...the big issue is whether the bikes & are close enough for there to be some real attrition. If it's just a matter of enough of them cutting decent times lap after lap and running away from each other, we're in for a long boring season.

Then they are seriously going to have to bend some of the rules to tighten up the racing.

jfc1

February 12, 2013 9:15 AM
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I mean there should be a scientific way to determine how close the bikes have to be for there to be real "racing", with passing and position-changes. That really did not happen last year. Lorenzo was capable of running 2nd comfortably, either Stoner or Pedrosa won when Lorenzo wasn't winning...the rest of the race was a matter of also-rans, with the competition there between Dovi and Crutchlow with Cal happy to crash out and hand Dovi the decision, in many races. Bradl usually cruised home in 5th, Bautista in 6th and Rossi and Hayden picked up 7th and 8th.

Quite often.
It was almost predictable.

Unless the bikes are much closer this year,
we're likely to see the same type of predictability.

jfc1

February 12, 2013 9:24 AM

and if the racing continues to be predictable the future of MotoGP is going to lie in adding more variation to the performance of the bikes. If they are too consistent then the racing is going to suck, it's that simple. The laptimes could differ by a tenth of a second over a lap between bikes, the results will still be predictable if they are too consistent.

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