MotoGP » Early Pedrosa exertions 'prevented final challenge'


'I gradually caught up with Marc and Jorge, but I wore my tyres out in the process and at the end of the race I lacked grip' - Dani Pedrosa

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SolidSnake

September 01, 2013 6:52 PM

If "T" means Tires or take care,WHY they show it to DP, he's the rider,he knew the state of his tires better than anyone else,right?..WHY don't they show the sign to MM, they can ask MM to take care too..right?
I'm totally agreed with Nikisan..DP not even try to attack MM...

Hamilton54

September 01, 2013 8:03 PM

Some of the theories here are laughable, but the fact that some of you actually believe that Pedrosa would follow team orders despite being second in the championship says alot about what people think about his mentality.Anybody who has watched motogp for years would not have been the slightest bit surprised about Pedrosa today. When it comes time for a rider to take charge and attack, more often than not Pedrosa is not that man. Today was yet another example of Pedrosa shrinking under the spotlight. He arrived on the back wheel of marquez, and just like last race didnt have what it takes mentally to show a wheel to him. When people talk about him not having what it takes to win a championship, they are not talking about ability, they are talking about mentality. He doesn't have it.

hoppy

September 01, 2013 8:22 PM

I dont go with this team orders crap.
If Dani had been told to make sure he doesnt finish ahead of Marc,why did he make such a huge effort to catch him?
He couls easily trundled around the track and let Marc finish miles ahead of him.
The minute Dani got off his bike,he went to look at his rear tyre.
What is that telling you?

Yugank

September 01, 2013 8:39 PM
Last Edited 452 days ago

Dani made a huge leap in order to try and finish in front of Lorenzo as soon as Marquez would pass him.
He looked at rear tyre because he wanted to PRETEND that tyres were the reason he lost. He is not going to openly admit there were team orders.
MM is the best bet of Honda right now and they would do absolutely anything to get that title now.
And this is not a consipiracy theory where Dorna are somehow giving a jet engine or special Magic tyres to MM, it's just Honda has two contracted riders and are trying to win the Championship.

B. Andy

September 01, 2013 8:45 PM
Last Edited 452 days ago

Hmm, just watched the post-race press conference on motogp.com and it seems that Dani "settled" for second place in the championship.

He didn't seemed bothered by the situation that he's in, didn't mentioned anything about the championship.

Seems to me like team orders in place.
HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY to do a move or something and in the last lap he just gave it up. Finished 1 second behind the guys.

There are team orders. Marc is faster than Dani and has more racecraft, team orders are just bad for the sport.

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