MotoGP » MotoGP Le Mans: Tech 3 boss responds to Crutchlow rumours

"That Yamaha and Espargaro have spoken is a certainty" - Herve Poncharal, Tech 3.

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 9:31 AM

HP said himself that the motor is sealed and he didnt know if the motor is different. Cal is in a better place than any fan, pundit or team manager to know whether or not what's under him is any less than what's in front based on what hes seeing on corner exit and down the straight.

There are only 2 people on the Yamaha's making the difference and that's Cal and Jorge, Rossi cant deal with the modifications Yamaha made to their bike after 2011, and who knows where Bradley is.

The only reason why LCR & Gresini are not destroying Tech 3 are due to Cal, LCR's inability to engineer a bike (front end problems?) and Gresini's deal with Showa/Nissen, which despite the first half of last year doesn't seem to be paying off. Oh yeah, Ducati still have yet to move their motor in to Honda spec.

Yes - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 9:46 AM


- Rossi is out from Yamaha and MotoGP - end of the story.

- Jlo to stay at Yamaha as long as he wants.

@ Codger

- Rossi is No.2 reder, there's no doubt about that, even he knows that.

tm - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 9:58 AM

Those complaining about the Spanish taking over the series perhaps should look at the young rider training in their own countries.

These Spanish dudes start racing very competitive series on very fast bikes when they are 9 or 10 years old. By the time they are 15, they are faster and have more experience than most riders from other countries that only get to start at that age, if they are lucky.

It is not so much that Spanish riders get preferential treatment from Dorna, other riders are put at a disadvantage due to the excellent motorsports programs that exist in Spain. They are grooming their best to be world champions at an age the others are only thinking about their first date.

gaaz! - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 10:16 AM

When is Cal going to get a decent manager to take care of that? He is a great rider but a lousy communicator and is making things much worse for his career than needed.

Cal, stick to riding and results will come! if you have the results, bikes follow.
Plenty of season left to prove it.

Dave - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 10:40 AM


"Jlo to stay at Yamaha as long as he wants."

You should think about that statement....

- 4 WC (twice back to back) for Yamaha who until then, were simply useless.
- Sponsorship $$$$$$$$

- 2 WC split by a year for Yamaha who were already successful with a winning package.
- Sponsorship $$

Now Rossi cant stay for as long as he wants, whats the chance Jlo can?

Niall - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 11:14 AM

@prof-x "Cal is in a better place than any fan, pundit or team manager to know whether or not what's under him is any less than what's in front based on what hes seeing on corner exit and down the straight. "

I was karting last weekend. Supposedly all on the same machines. Yeh right. From what I was seeing in front of me...I swear those engines were different.

Yes - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 11:15 AM


Doesn't matter (how much titles he won), Yamaha looks at future (Pol E.) and Rossi is past. Yamaha didn't want and need him, he asked first to come back, so Yamaha dictate the rules. He is No2, and his job is marketing and Jlo job is to win the title. Besides that he is slower 0.2-0.3sec. per lap from Jlo, which is 7-9 sec. at the end of the races. Just look 2010 statistic after Jlo wins title (Sepang), he beat Rossi every single race after that with 7-9 sec. advantage, that are the facts.

paulo - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 11:40 AM


The Honda boss talks rubbish. He said that the privateer Hondas are all the same and equal to the factory repsol bikes.

LCR - Nissen/Oehlins
Gresini - Nissen/Showa
Facotry Honda - Brembo/Oehlins

Contray to what uninformed commentators/journalists say, the LCR Honda is not a factory Honda!

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