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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skally - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:13 PM

Pedrosa has only kept his ride because hondas influential spanish sponsors demanded at least one spaniard in the team, now they have two if Danny doesnt deliver this year hell be on his bike out of there no doubt making room for someone like Pol. By the way mrPuig which year did you become world champion

prof-x - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:36 PM
Last Edited 1016 days ago

EDIT by CRASH.NET! WARNING. Please tone down your posts. This is a MotoGP forum, not to be used for abusing other users.

fact is Dani is 2nd fiddle this year, courtesy of Repsol, and people are gonna take shots, which is to be expected, all part of the game that is distracting people from their mundane lives and getting people to buy in to the bs.

laughable - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:42 PM

AK - said
I have followed MotoGP since mid 80s.
And the only rider i dont remember...the only rider overshadowed by everyone is....yes you guessed it

Alberto Puig?

off motogp sats:
1994 to 1997: 500ccs: 1, 1st and 4, 3rds's
1987 to 1993: 250s: 1, 2nd place and 3, 3rd place

10 years in and 9 podiums:
lets compare that to Dani lol or Kev.
gota wonder what kina leverage he has over HRC.

Dani's days are numbered all he has to do is win a WC an HRC will kick him to the curb just ask Nicky...

lets go fishing - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:46 PM

Im surprized all you stonner fans arnt standing up for him,
If it wernt for Puig casy woulny got into Motogp.
Cassy and family stay with Puig in his engand house while cassy was trying to into the 125's and it was b/c of AP that he did.....

anon - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

both of the parties involved have some truths in their words. however, the fact that HRC since 2010 grabbed two riders better than pedrosa for his teammates speaks for itself.

the whole 800cc rule favored honda especially because of pedrosa (smaller engine with a smaller rider), yet he never could capitalize on it, leaving honda with no choice but to get a proven champion. if stoner didn't get the highside at indy last year, pedrosa wouldn't even be a contender by the end. somewhat parallel to the "rainey shadowed schwantz" situation no?

and now when he should've shown marquez a thing or two, it is the other way around instead. when he should've upped his game after the best season in his career, he instead finished behind his rookie teammate - twice. where will it go from here?

Eat your Snickers - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 6:00 PM

Schwantz was perhaps a bit too harsh with saying "he hasn't won anything" but apart from that he is right in saying that Puig is a negative influence to DP. Pedrosa is no boy, he is a seasoned veteran and needs no "mentor".

Puig responded in the "female dog" way and to derogate how Schwantz won his '93 championship was very cheap, let alone he is wrong. I've read Wayne Rainey's biography and he clearly states that in '93 Schwantz was a different rider, as fast as ever but for the first time thinking, planning and keeping composure. He also states that Schwantz's maturity was what pushed him to his career-ending mistake.

So... you are plain wrong Mr Puig, and even more if you take into account that Schwantz was also racing Mick Doohan that year.

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