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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hoppy

September 02, 2013 3:23 PM

BillAce.
Do you think it will happen Bill?
Can you imagine the team that Marc and Jorge would make!
They would be pretty tough to beat to say the least!
But as you say,how much would it cost Honda to poach Jorge away from Yamaha?

Lana

September 02, 2013 3:35 PM

I dont understand Dani's thinking...,the situation was ideal for him to push and take a few chances but he did nothing...

It was like he decided ok let me watch MM and JL race and I have the best seat in the house!! or

He was waiting for them to take each other out while fighting and he will take the win!!
It must be so frustrating for his die hard fans...

BillAce

September 02, 2013 4:02 PM

Honda offered Casey nearly double Jorge's wages to try to get him to stay. I think its clear they wanted Casey and Marc on the Repsol squad. Poaching Jorge would give them a similar dream team with Casey doing unlimited test and development work.

Yamaha will have a hard time making wages or providing as attractive a package. Budget issues were a major part of why Rossi left in the first place.

Honda's checkbook could sew up the triple crown for a long time...

pcxmac

September 02, 2013 5:13 PM

No, Bridgestone have more of an impact than Honda's Budget. BStone are not holding back Honda this year because Marc is supposed to be the new hero, Honda's success is the product of politics even if they have the better bike, which they have had since 2010.

therealDave

September 03, 2013 2:12 AM

@Hoppy,

Fair point mate! I just think this forum's whole existance is based around opinions (regardless of facts). Could you imagine if posters didnt post until they could prove their opinions?

Like I said, you have a fair point but maybe such an expectation on these types of sites is not realistic?

TedG

September 03, 2013 6:50 AM

Of course there are team orders and they are quote "Don't take your team mate out!!" But that is the end of them.
The Honda is just the opposite of the Yamaha, when the tires go away they are much harder to ride.
I was hoping for DP to continue his charge to the front. But it is one thing pulling a couple seconds out of the guys in front with a clear track, but it is something else to pass these guys, especially JL and MM. If anyone had ridden a race bike with cooked tires, they know it is like riding on grease. It is almost impossible to control the wheel spin, It leave you no feeling. Discretion is the better part of valor. And DP chose to not toss it.. He is close to 1 DNF and a mistake from the WC.

Podster

September 03, 2013 10:13 AM

Dani problem is he focuses on the WC as oppose to trying to win each race. Doohan, Stoner, Rossi, it was a race by race event that if you won enough of them you won the WC, Dani is trying to do a Hayden and is failing at it.

Codger

September 03, 2013 1:21 PM

@Podster.....I thought that Dani had worked that out last year with his late season run. Jorge is learning it this year. With Marc on the grid nobody can ride around collecting points.

Of the the 3 Dani seems to suffer most from the modern 'one line' racing. He was OK when he managed his lightening starts into first place, not so good this year.
Stoner, Rossi, and now Marc ( Cal too, I suppose) can race even if they have to change their chosen line. Dani, and Jorge not so much.

hoppy

September 03, 2013 3:27 PM

Ted,agree completely.
Catching up with the guy in front is one thing,getting past him is another!
Especially on worn tyres.
And especially when they are going as fast as those 3 were!

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