MotoGP » Pedrosa: Marquez improved after he copied our settings

Dani Pedrosa feels his set-up data helped Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez get up to speed for race day at Mugello.

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Cris Zarate

June 06, 2013 2:24 PM


Clearly you don't understand what you are talking about. It's common knowledge that you can get faster by following someone, specially with someone who has the same setup. It's called a tow, people like Barbera do this in qualifying. What's great about Marquez is he can follow for so many laps rather than just a few laps as in qualifying. He followed Dani and passed him when Dani's tires is gone, then what happened. He crashed.... Yes Dani is a late bloomer, but maybe this is his year, even the great Stoner crashed out when battling Dani in Germany last year, that just show how good Dani is in the past two years.


June 06, 2013 2:44 PM

Whoa whoa whoa! Dani explained that after a difficult weekend Marc was able to improve his setup and race speed by using the settings/data he had accumulated over the weekend.

He's not saying he wants a wall, the guy, is slow, the guy is nothing without me etc....
He's just stating that Marc had big accidents and was struggling with setup but when he used Dani's data he was able to get up to speed. And crashed.

Wise man say: To finish first, first you must finish.

(And don't tell me it's easier to make a fast rider stop crashing than a safe rider fast, we're talking about world champions here. NOBODY is slow)


June 06, 2013 3:36 PM
Last Edited 816 days ago

Dani (or his manager) cannot handle not being the chosen one.

Even at the club level, everyone knows you can't just copy someones settings and magically go faster WHEN THE OTHER GUY WEIGHS 10 Kilos LESS THAN YOU.


June 06, 2013 3:40 PM

@Cris Zarate

We're not talking about Marc following Dani around on the track to find a better line or anything like that. Dani is complaining (again) that his teammate is using his data (taken from the on board DAQ system) to copy his bike settings.

Big difference.


June 06, 2013 4:01 PM

So there are two points,

yes Marc has been getting a tow since Qatar, I didnt watch the race in the US, so that might be an exception.

and yes, Marc's rear tire has been getting much better performance than Dani's. It's clear there is something going on, Dani consistently has traction issues, while Marc's rear tire keeps going the distance even if hes making all kinds of mistakes, doesnt understand the limits, braking markers, etc... Its a shame to see someone like Marquez who is so sloppy and makes mistakes so often get that much more grip than a guy who is much more precise and understands the limits of his bike, the right lines, etc...

The biggest shame are the commentators who keep pressing on about the idea that if someone's tires last longer than another they are the better pilot, lolz. Yah, its a pretty big joke I think. Dani is doing a fine job with his grip issues. I think the commentators will keep talking down the the 'fans' to keep the idol worshipers happy while Rossi


June 06, 2013 4:18 PM
Last Edited 816 days ago

I was under the impression that Marc hangs off the bike further than danny and most other riders to allow him to keep the bike more upright while still pulling it through the turns?

if so, that could explain why it seems marc has better tire wear than danny

Note: In Austin he used the harder rear tire when I think everyone else went with the softer option.

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