MotoGP » Le Mans: Rivals impressed by Honda rideability

“It looks like they can control the slide in the wet better than us” – Valentino Rossi.

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Um - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 3:33 PM

So where does it state that it was the tire causing Jorge issues ... only he said that. So it's his word against Bridgestone's word ... He could have made a setup mistake as well.

fie@moto-x - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 3:42 PM

Yeah.. its true.. honda is faster than yamaha.. even last year bikes is faster than yamaha.. just looks at the stat..

yeah.. Sad but True.. but still, i wont change my bike from yamaha to honda..

HG - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 3:54 PM

I think that from the early Rossi era, Yamaha stuck into the philosophy that agility was more important than power and they've been stuck into that thinking for far too long. Rossi, Lorenzo, Spies, Dovizioso, Crutchlow, all amazing riders that squeeze that toothpaste till the last drop but its not enough, all Yamaha riders know it. Now Honda caught up and surpassed Yamaha in the handling department and doomsday is due.

someone - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 3:56 PM

rossi is faster than lorenzo before the crash and cal is faster the 2 factory yamaha. and all haters only see rossi's performance.

jlo made a bad set up and also vale. what's wrong with that.

marquez finished in top 3 with 2 rider crash in front of him and overtake some satelite bike, ducati's and with jlo's bad set up with the best bike atm and no one says he was just lucky of the podium.

if vale on that situation everyone says he's got lucky. last year vale's 2nd in lemans no one crash in front of him, they crash after he pass them.

Even the experts claimed last year that the Yamaha was the best bike on the grid. Why ? because it was the champion's motorcycle ? bad ruler to measure it against. In the last 8 years only 2 riders have been able to get more than two victories in a single season with the Yamaha. The better gauge would be the manufacturer's points.

Marc - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 4:18 PM

Actually the Honda has been working better than the Yamaha for about 2 years. Last year Dani and Stoner had issues in the beginning of the year but Dani's dominance in the second half if equaled in the 1st half he would have won the championship. Lorenzo's consistency last year let him win. Let's see if Yamaha can improve their bike to get it a little closer to the Honda.

Marc - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 4:20 PM

Hondatime you may be right but I'm sure that Jlo and Rossi will be anxious to improve their results plus it's an Italian track so Rossi I'm sure will want to give the crowd something to cheer about.

Marc - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 4:27 PM

Mrlong seemless shift transmission will help but they need more power and more stability which the Honda has more of compared to the Yamaha. Hence the results, but you also have to give Dani and Marquez credit for riding the things to the max without mistakes.

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