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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DANI26SAMURAI

September 01, 2013 9:27 PM

@speedfreek90

Dorna are looking for a long run business affair, everybody knows well that Dorna & especially Carmelo Ezpeleta was the Godfather of the VR & Yamaha deal for 2013-2014, because Dorna has witnessed a crucial drop of spectators during the past 3 years when VR has took the move to Ducati. they also know well that VR will bring the spectators back in 2013-2014 but VR is not a threat anymore and his ability to win is not as before. they took a gamble but when they saw VR is not performing well they started the process of creating a new hero who will keep the sport up for the next 10 years and to create this hero they need to psychologically implement him in the spectators head through the PROPAGANDA and we saw one chapter today.

hoppy

September 01, 2013 9:32 PM

Ok mate,fair enough.
But i would like to know why you and others seem to think that Dani purposely finished behind Marc after making such a huge effort to catch him in the first place.
It just doesnt make sense to me at all.
If Dani had been ordered not to beat Marc,he could easily just rode around the track 10 seconds behind.Why make all the effort?
Dani rode the wheels off that bike to catch them up risking potential injury in the process.Why would he do that,then "let" his team mate finish ahead of him?

Yugank

September 01, 2013 9:38 PM
Last Edited 315 days ago

@hoppy
Well if there were team orders, then there might have been a few reasons for him to catch up to them
1. To show he is not off speed.
2. Since MM was not alone, he could have fought with JL and helped himself as well as his teammate.
3.He might be following team orders but he would not in anyway want to show that he do not have the raw speed to run with other aliens.
The first two reasons are very probable for me.

cmpunk

September 01, 2013 9:42 PM

I remember an interview of nakamoto during winter break, in which he said, if dani wins in 2013 he'll be several times champion but if he doesn't he never will.
now I understand what it meant.

Vale4eva

September 01, 2013 9:48 PM

I don't believe there are team orders , but if there are then it means Honda is more interested in MM and sees more potential in him of becoming a WC.
If there aren't team orders (and I truly believe this is the case), then he just can't cut it agains his new teammate. Either way, it doesn't look good for Dani...

hoppy

September 01, 2013 10:03 PM

Just to add to my previous comments.

If team orders ever come into Motgp then it will truly turn the series into a joke.
There are only 4 bikes on the grid capable of winning the title as it is!
If team orders come in it will come down to 1 or 2!
God bloody help us!

Ponty

September 01, 2013 10:27 PM
Last Edited 315 days ago

Pedro probably really had tyre problems after he caught the leaders. The pace of the JL and MM was so high at the front that one single bad start like dani had can ruin the race. He was like 4 sec down at the beginning which proved costly.

Stop the conspiracy crap pls!

testastretta

September 01, 2013 10:27 PM

So now we have a conspiracy theory...
Probably someone will know better and will enlighten me but it is not first time that DP catch teammate(CS or MM) at blistering pace and get pit board with some instruction (now it was T and before something like G4 or whatever). As far as I remember that instruction always slowed him down. I know DP is not much of a fighter but he had more than half a second faster pace until he catch them and then he did not show a wheel to MM. Come on, tires don't degrade instantly, you can not be faster seven tenths a lap and after one corner you struggling just to keep up with them.

hoppy

September 01, 2013 10:48 PM

Lets look at this sensibly.
If Dani had been ordered to let Marc finish ahead of him,why would he even bother to make the effort?
He may as well lob it in the kitty litter at turn 1!
If people want to claim that team orders were in place,i say prove it.
And i dont mean theory,i mean fact.

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