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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner backs four-rider Honda assault

Casey Stoner has dismissed concerns that Honda might struggle to give equal support to its quartet of factory riders in 2011. Stoner will ride with Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso in the factory HRC squad backed by Repsol next season with all three assured of top factory support by senior Japanese management. San Carlo Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli though is also...

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Minty Fresh

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Minty Fresh says:

All equal??

Yeah, until one or two of the riders are in contention for the championship then the others will not get the same support as the front runners...

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vincent_bell

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vincent_bell says:

hmm i think stoner will be very hard to beat next year. Its also time for lorenzo to really prove his mettle and see if he can do a repeat performance of this year, with everyone else a step closer, and as they say its harder to keep it than win it!

fingers crossed rossi gets the duke sorted out, but i'll be surprised if he's up there, just dont think he's as hungry now but would like to be proved wrong.

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Ivebeenthehero

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As MintFresh says, they will start roughly equal but the focus will quickly veer to those in contention for the championship - oh yeah so Stoner would be relaxed!

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mike27

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mike27 says:

what a refreshing attitude!

Anybody spot any differences between Stoner's approach to his situation at Honda and that of Rossi at Yamaha?

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mickofield

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mickofield says:

It all starts nice, nice

At this time of the year, it's all smiles and kind words. But when the going gets tough and Honda find they have one guy going for the championship (if it isn't Dani) the atmosphere will change. It is shaping up to be an epic season!

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winger

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winger says:

I spent both days at the test at Valencia,Stoner never broke sweat doing that time he set,were the aggro will come from will be the Pedrosa camp when they reckon Stoner is getting all the trick bits because he's gonna smoke e'm,forget the other two there just making the numbers up.

Hence why Honda pulled the shutters down,they didn't want the world seeing Stoner cockahoop at how easy it was after the Ducati.

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tas901q

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tas901q says:

Haha I love that idea of Stoner "cockahoop" :) I just had this crazy image of him doing a jig or moonwalking or something and singing "I've got brand new Honda and you have a dodgy Ducati" :) Although seriously I think more factory support in whatever shape can only be a good thing more bikes in contention and running up front the way ot should be, perhaps they have seen how every has taken too Moto 2!

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Minty Fresh

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Minty Fresh says:

Okay winger

 

So you were lucky enough to be at the test (not jealous one little bit) but how do you know if Stoner didnt break a sweat? he had his helmet and leathers on..... Seriously though, do you honestly think it was as easy as your making out?? c'mon, be honest! 

Ha ha ha ha  "Hence why Honda pulled the shutters down,they didn't want the world seeing Stoner cockahoop at how easy it was after the Ducati" This isnt a serious statement is it?? ha ha ha - Yeah, i can just imagine the charesmatic Stoner jumping around and going "cockahoop" with excitent at how easy it was to ride.... and then doing so to the point Honda had to shut the garage door to stop his competitors and press seeing such a crazy sight... I mean, we all know what a cheery fellow that Stoner is after all!!! It all makes sense now, thanks Winger.

Your are either a funny guy or a complete loon - either way, your post did make me laugh!!!

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

The shutters down

so as the mask the huge grin on Casey's face comment was in the rag version of MCN a couple of weeks ago. 


Of course Casey isn't worried. He has supreme belief in his own abilities and with that the belief he has the measure of the others (perhaps a small question mark in Casey's mind over Dani). Honda have invested the big euro's in him. He knows he'll get the good stuff and be damned the rest of them.

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Ivebeenthehero

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Yes agree. of course we already have a situation even from the first test where Stoner says the motor is plenty smooth enough and Pedrosa says it aint.

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