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Honda 'fair' with its MotoGP rivals

Perhaps one of the most surprising comments from Tetsuo Suzuki - a former classmate of Nakamoto - was when asked for his hero as a racer.

Suzuki selected two former Honda MotoGP stars, Valentino Rossi and the late Daijiro Kato. Rossi won the first three of his seven MotoGP titles with Honda, then left for Yamaha at the end of 2003.

“For me Valentino Rossi and Daijiro Kato are the leading lights. I have to mention their racing attitude - it's exemplary. Most of the riders say "I can't ride very fast because of this and that". But Daijiro and Valentino both say "Please solve this issue and I'll do the rest".”

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Bond - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 7:02 AM

But Daijiro and Valentino both say "Please solve this issue and I'll do the rest".” which is what Vale was trying to do at Ducati, but Preziosi was the stubbon mule and wouldnt listen.


November 23, 2012 6:51 AM

Sorry Nakamato San, I disagree. Everyone knows the MSMA is run by Honda. What is the result after 10 years of Honda management ? Only the strongest survived. Now with 3 manufacturers left this championship is a shadow of its former self. Quite fair indeed. Honda has cheated on their opponents with 5 cylinders weights proposals since day 1 of the motogp era. Honda stated that a 5 cylinder should weighs the same weight as a 4 cylinders because nobody "seemed" to care about this motorization. But Honda was secretly testing a 5 cylinders already. Just a big advantage taken in an unfair manner. Also, the incessant 990cc to 800cc to 1000cc juggling and drastic fuel reduction has had a brutal impact on small motogp manufacturers. For Information, Kawasaki claimed way before 2007 that a new 800cc project, only 3 seasons after their courageous come back in motogp, would be too costly and would be a killer for them. Do not forget that Honda still pulled the trigger. We all know that the Con

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