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Old 11-09-2011, 05:03 AM   #91
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:06 AM   #92
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I can't wait to see what he can do on the Honda!
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:13 AM   #93
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I can't wait to see what he can do on the Honda!
He is riding Aoyama's bike, not the factory 800. He is already 1 second faster than Aoyama was in qualifying.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:46 AM   #94
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Wow - Not a guy I'd like to have a beer with that's for sure! Sort of an adversarial style saying Dovi has no speed and then his remarks on Rossi...Sounds a bit like the HRC that Rossi bolted. I wonder how long CS will ride for that guy?

Amazing to me that he thinks Marquez is the future of MotoGP...It's a bit early for that when he still has Casey and Dani. Maybe Marc struggles with the Bridgestone tires? Maybe he's another Dovi (or Elias!).

Go Yamaha!

Thanks for posting that, Yoop.
I'm with you, almost.

It may be just the way it worked in the interview but he seems to underappreciate how much of his success this year was down to luck.

The comment about Stoner's speed preventing other HRC riders from bitching about the bike says all we need to know.

He signed Stoner, and the result has surpassed his wildest dreams. Take that away tho, and there's every chance Pedrosa would still have hurt himself and Lorenzo would have pulled off the double ...

... with everybody saying the Yams were the business. while Honda threw money ineffectually at a futile attempt to demonstrate mastery of the class it created. Led by the bumbling Nakamoto ...

Oh, and for anybody who came in late, interview with the unassuming HRC boss Nakamoto is here.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:55 AM   #95
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He is riding Aoyama's bike, not the factory 800. He is already 1 second faster than Aoyama was in qualifying.
I think Bautista is smart and fast. The thing I wonder and can never be answered is how good or bad is the Suzuki versus how good or bad Bautista is. Would Stoner have been putting the Suzuki on the podium every week, or around the same as Bautista or worse. Yes Stoner is the extreme but I was surprised that Bradl was faster than Bautista (from what I saw on some sheets), and RDP was faster than both of them on the Suzuki.
Of course it is only testing and the first day, but when we look at the numbers it does not say a ton about Bautista being held back by the Suzuki.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:01 AM   #96
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I think Bautista is smart and fast. The thing I wonder and can never be answered is how good or bad is the Suzuki versus how good or bad Bautista is. Would Stoner have been putting the Suzuki on the podium every week, or around the same as Bautista or worse. Yes Stoner is the extreme but I was surprised that Bradl was faster than Bautista (from what I saw on some sheets), and RDP was faster than both of them on the Suzuki.
Of course it is only testing and the first day, but when we look at the numbers it does not say a ton about Bautista being held back by the Suzuki.
Maybe Alvaro was not pushing it, since it did not matter much. No need to get hurt when you are going to be testing your new steed in a couple of days. On to the future? The people riding it now have something to prove to convince Suzuki to stay and give them a seat.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:07 AM   #97
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So what the hell happened to Aoyama this year? From 250 champ to a consistent last place. I know he wasn't on the top spec bike, and that it must've been demoralizing to see Simoncelli get the factory spec bike on the team, but damn, son. Last place? Behind Ducati?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:13 AM   #98
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He signed Stoner, and the result has surpassed his wildest dreams. Take that away tho [...]
Same could be said about Yamaha signing Rossi. Sometimes you need something to get things rolling because no matter how hard you try you just can't get that 0.9% that gets you from 99% to 99.9%.

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I think Bautista is smart and fast. The thing I wonder and can never be answered is how good or bad is the Suzuki versus how good or bad Bautista is. Would Stoner have been putting the Suzuki on the podium every week, or around the same as Bautista or worse. Yes Stoner is the extreme but I was surprised that Bradl was faster than Bautista (from what I saw on some sheets), and RDP was faster than both of them on the Suzuki.
Of course it is only testing and the first day, but when we look at the numbers it does not say a ton about Bautista being held back by the Suzuki.
I think Stoner would have won a race or 2 with Suzy. Wet or not. Remember what he rode before throwing his leg over the Honda.

IMHO the factory Suzuki is better than the '10 satellite Honda. I also think Bautista left because Suzuki is probably pulling the plug not because he wanted to give a factory ride for a satellite one.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:16 AM   #99
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I know he wasn't on the top spec bike
He was on Pedrosa's bike and had poor results with the best thing out there.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:51 AM   #100
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Same could be said about Yamaha signing Rossi.
Of course. But I've an idea Furosawa gets that a lot more richly than Nakamoto ever will.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:57 AM   #101
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R.D. Was faster on A.b.'s 800 Suzuki than A.B. is on the honda.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #102
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1Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda Team1:31.807--28
2Casey StonerRepsol Honda Team1:31.968+0.161+0.16125
3Ben SpiesYamaha Factory Racing1:32.393+0.425+0.58649
4Cal CrutchlowMonster Yamaha Tech 31:33.310+0.917+1.50336
5Valentino RossiDucati Team1:33.332+0.022+1.52529
6Karel AbrahamCardion AB Motoracing1:33.433+0.101+1.62656
7Andrea DoviziosoMonster Yamaha Tech31:33.463+0.030+1.65641
8Hector BarberaPramac Racing Team1:33.648+0.185+1.84141
9Alvaro BautistaSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:33.863+0.215+2.05632
10Stefan BradlLCR Honda MotoGP1:34.142+0.279+2.33537
11Franco BattainiDucati Team1:34.840+0.698+3.03355
12 kousuke AkiyoshiRepsol Honda Team1:35.626+0.786+3.81911
13Ivan SilvaBQR Inmotec1:36.695+1.069+4.88836
14Carmelo MoralesTeamLaglisse1:37.003+0.308+5.19646
15Yonny HernandezBQR FTR1:37.747+0.744+5.9409
16Federico SandiGrillini Team1:38.680+0.933+6.87326
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:22 AM   #103
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It looks like Spies needs to find half a second a lap again this year. If he manages it early enough in the season things could get very interesting indeed.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:56 AM   #104
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At the moment, but Spies is on a Yamaha, so at least he won't be told to just ride faster........

Early days yet.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:04 AM   #105
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It looks like Spies needs to find half a second a lap again this year. If he manages it early enough in the season things could get very interesting indeed.
Ben is trying a different chassis today. Says the motor is more than fast enough, they just need to choose a direction between the 2 chassis'. He also said he wishes Jorge was there so they could compare notes.
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