MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa - Q&A

A Repsol generated Q&A with injured 2013 MotoGP title contender Dani Pedrosa.

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July 31, 2013 10:34 PM

@ jeangiskhann

He may not have won a W/C, but he's the best of the rest.. Seriously, who else can Honda get to match him?. He's very much a title contender, He just needs to stay on the bike.
Anyway, It aint over yet.. I hope he does it this year..


July 31, 2013 11:03 PM

It would spice the series up a bit if riders had to "drop" their worst round.

It would also mean an injured rider could effectively skip a round without penalty, provided they scored well in every other round.


August 01, 2013 10:49 AM

People on here seem to love conspiracy theories. Here's mine...I think Bridgestone bring out new tyres in response to riders' feedback. I believe all teams and riders have the same choices among the same tyres.

As regards Dani's lack of grip it would be interesting to know the differences in the various Works bikes' setups. My theory is that it's not down to anyone having conspiracies on tyre allocation.


August 01, 2013 10:53 AM

Regarding the theory on Motogp....see this weeks MCN.
Expletive has big plans for both MotoGP & WSBK. Whether they come off or not is anyone's guess.
He recognises that constant rule changes are keeping Manufacturers out!! Maybe he listened to Casey?


August 01, 2013 11:00 AM

@ BJR....Fully agree, Iv'e been saying it for years. In fact go further and count the best 15 out of the 18 races. Too many times the winner of the most races does not get the Title, through no fault of his own.

The trouble is that there would have to be a rule that all teams turn up at the last 3 races of the season, and secondly my view that MotoGP is a 'Riders' Championship is sadly long out of date.


August 01, 2013 12:01 PM
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@ Codger. I read Ezpeleta's article in MCN.

I liked that he points out what I've been saying (& get shouted down for on here) that CE states that both WSBK and MotoGP have evolved technology that now goes way beyond necessity for development or necessity fo the racing in either series.

Be nice if that statement made RSMick & his ilk spouting propaganda to the contrary shut up themselves now CE has said this too!

A lot was nonsense (like Teams don't need any hospitality) and hypocritical though, as many of the issues he wants to 'fix' at WSBK are the same in MotoGP, where his policies actually encourage and reinforce the problems in the first place!

So, if CE can recognise the problems, why can't he 'fix' MotoGP? Yet he can 'fix' WSBK using similar policies? To say I am sceptical about Dorna / CE is a huge understatement.


August 01, 2013 12:09 PM

Note also that it seems that CE isn't too concerned about manufacturer's being in WSBK and that he seems to view it isn't essential for Factory teams to be there (and with BMW pulling out, and it costing Aprilia a mint and Kwak too, then maybe there won't be any soon).

I've long held the view that Mfr's are a destructive force and guarantee uncompetitive grids and bad policy as you know. MotoGP is rank with bad rules that ringfence HRC & Yam's massive advantages and control in MGP.

Yet CE in the article does state that Mfrs are important to MotoGP. Funny that.

There seems to be inconsistency and waffle in Ezpeleta's interview to me - it doesn't all stack up, even if he does make some interesting points. Not exactly confidence inspiring IMO.


August 01, 2013 5:51 PM

"Maybe Marquez is the one who has made the least, and that is why he is the leader. You can see the trend of this World Championship, that he who makes fewest mistakes gets the most points"

Unless you are Nicky Hayden, which apparently was all undeserved luck. Or... perhaps the fewest mistakes, even after being torpedoed by this guy.

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