MotoGP » Puig reacts to Schwantz’s Pedrosa comments


"You [Schwantz] were a great rider, super spectacular, but always in the shade, first of Eddie Lawson and then Wayne Rainey" - Alberto Puig.

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Fastarse

April 29, 2013 2:57 PM

I have to agree with Schwantz, motormouth (Puig) has done nothing for Dani except keep him in MotoGP & I can't recall another Honda rider who has lasted as long in the factory squad without winning a title. with Marquez on board we can all hear the clock ticking for Dani & his 'mentor' Face it, he IS only there because of his passport.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 2:59 PM

'Dani needs to reach another level. I like him, but he has been a factory Honda rider for eight years and never won anything. I would like him to prove me wrong in future, but I don't think he will.'

I think this is a pretty true statement of where Pedro is right now,regardless of who said it.
He is a great rider,but has always been the bridesmaid,never the bride.At least in the premier class anyway.
Eight years on a full factory Honda is a long time without having any silverware to show for it.I think if he fails to win the title this year,his seat could be up for grabs.I would love to see him lift the title,but i have a feeling that he is always going to be the nearly man.Especially now MM is his new team mate.

Mike litoris - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 3:01 PM

Never mind ifs or buts Alberto, Kevin did actually win a title. You do not know, and will never know, if Schwartz or Rainey would've won that title. The history books say one to Schwartz and zero to pedrosa. End of

gally - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 3:16 PM

Alberto Puig has huge influence/power at HRC other wise Dani would have been let go long time ago...

I feel sorry for pedrosa he is never go a win a championship, the only record he will get is most wins without a title... schwantz is so right

Chris - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 3:19 PM

I guess Kevin is going though a a controversial stage first suing Dorna and now attacking DP. Although Kevin was a good rider I have to agree that Wayne's accident did help him to win his championship.

shuggiemac

April 29, 2013 3:21 PM

There is no doubt that Alberto Puig has done a lot for motorcycle racing and there is none on here who is in a qualified to position to question that. However for him to say that Schwantz won his world title ONLY because Rainey crashed at Misano, shows him to be somewhat misguided. Prior to Misano Wayne had 214 points and Kevin 203 so not exactly a mile away and that included a DNF. That had nothing to do with Rainey or anyone else, it had a lot to do with Kevin Schwantz. In essence though most people do believe that Dani's chance has passed.

python - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 3:40 PM

Winning the title does not always mean you're the best rider. Bad luck for opponents can be a huge factor. KRJR,Schwantz, and Hayden all benefitted from the misfortune of others. Still, they had to be in the right place at the right time and be good enough to be there. Randy Mamola was probably a better rider than any of the three above, but never got lucky enough at some one elses expense. Dani may be the same. There is a long list of really good riders who didn't quite win the title and Dani is likely to be one of them. I have felt for a long time that Dani was never going to win a title without a lot of luck, but he is still a great rider.

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