MotoGP » Pedrosa hails best Phillip Island MotoGP result

“I want to say sorry to the guy that catches the bike, because I always hit him!” - Dani Pedrosa.

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October 20, 2013 10:37 PM

So, what, do they just pick up a couple of day-laborers from the local Home Depot parking lot to handle the bike-holding duties? C'mon, Dani, ya gotta know the names of the guys on your team, not just as "the guy who" does this or that.


October 21, 2013 6:09 PM


You miss the point completely. What has "our" inability to recognize their names, if they were mentioned by Dani, have to do with anything?

The point is that this does not speak well for Dani's level of regard that he may have for those he may consider "beneath" him. Dani's been with his team since '06 (and longer with HRC). It's possible that the crew members who held the bikes at the PI '13 race haven't been with the team all those years with him (and it's also possible that they have been). Nevertheless, it's unlikely that HRC, the most professional outfit in motorcycle racing, would be switching their race crews willy-nilly. Most likely, these guys are mechanics as well, and not hired simply to hold bikes. Mechanics have contracts, just like riders, that are at least for a full season. Even if these guys were newly hired at the beginning of this season (more unlikely than likely on Dani's team, given that his team is currently the one that has been with the same


October 21, 2013 10:42 PM
Last Edited 926 days ago

I love people who complain about the semantics of other people's speach, implying they are ignorant of their own teammates when they are speaking a language that is not their first.

Perhaps the guys harping on Dani's negligence can go to spain and try not to offend someone through slight implication. Think before you speak, some times making a meaningful statement is more interesting than making a statement that might confuse someone, and then tack on that they might not have enough mastery of that language to cover their bases while speaking in real time.

Go Dani, a shame his 2nd bike was mediocre, but too be honest, that might have spoiled the 'show', at least for Yamaha, what little hope they have in this fiasco of a marketing experiment they participate in.

Remember, in order for someone to be a legitimate hero, they must beat their teammate and it cannot be the bike they are on, or the tires fitted around their rims.


October 22, 2013 6:55 AM
Last Edited 926 days ago

The guy who catched his bike (in the picture) is Emanuel Buchner, a German mechanic who he worked with for like 3 years. Even I know his bloody name... (thanks to German tv who keeps mentioning him every single race)

// correction, the guy balancing his bike on the far right is Buchner, at first glance it looked like he was catching it

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