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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner confident new Honda will get faster

Casey Stoner believes Honda’s impressive new RC213V machine has plenty of room for improvement, despite the Aussie and team-mate Dani Pedrosa’s domination of last week’s 1000cc test in Valencia. Pedrosa topped the two-day test session with Stoner a close second as HRC kicked off the 1000cc era dominating just as it did at the end of the 800cc era. Only Stoner managed...

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Jul 08

Posts: 1573

jamieg999 says:

It's all about tyres at the moment

Anyone doubting Casey Stoner's ability to develop a bike is about to have that theory tested over the next 12 months. From what he says they are still at a point where they haven't fully decided which direction they'll take next year. A rider lacking development skills will either take the wrong direction or be slow applying the right direction. Ignore the lap times because it's only testing, ahem, and not a gauge of true performance, ahem, etc but you'd have to wonder what they might be without chatter issues. Can anyone remember any other riders having chatter issues and how it affected them? Did it slow them down much and did they resolve the issue quickly? Chatter sounds like one of those 80 second fix jobs.

On a slightly more mischevious note I think I've discovered how Ducati will flout the new unrestricted testing rules, it says they can have 240 or 120 sets of Bridgestone tyres but mentions nothing about how many Pirellis they can use ;)


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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

@ Jamieq999.

Riders don't develop bikes that stuff is down to the engineers Stoner's job is to tell them where the bike needs improving.

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Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:

Jesus YamGYTR

do you just repeat parrot fashion everything you hear, or do you actually have a reasion to be breathing?

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Feb 11

Posts: 180

davevr46 says:


@ Jamieq999.

Riders don't develop bikes that stuff is down to the engineers Stoner's job is to tell them where the bike needs improving.


YES, and this is why they should leave stoner alone, why?, because he can ride anything good.


leave development to pedrosa, he clearly has done a great job with the 800.

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May 09

Posts: 514

leecho says:

just great

can motogp get any worse, suzuki pull the plug, stoner and pedrosa are going to piss off and lap everyone, thank god for bsb.

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

He's only saying it because Presiozi said it, another school yard boast from Casey 'my dads bigger than your dad' is his speciality.. You really would expect the honda to get better, but it's very good already so it won't get a lot better.. Real question is can the rest catch up.. It's a nice theory but Honda taking the wrong direction is the difference between two 10ths, they'd five frames at one track last year and Dani could hardly tell them apart(they have 4 riders helping with development now.) A lot different to being there at the start ala ducati 2009 and being the only one they listen too....

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:


Going back to the usual the best bike thing can the rest catch up of course they damn can the Yam will be more then a match with the bike you've been obessed with.

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Jan 10

Posts: 201

nickyb65 says:

How boring MotoGP will be

As others have commented. What with Suzuki leaving, the Honda's getting faster means it will be even more boring to watch the predictable 1-2-3 in 2012. Simoncelli was the only reason I watched it this year, its too predictable.

The only hope is that Ducati can move up and attack the Yam's and Honda's otherwise I fear MotoGP's days might be numbered.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2323

Hedgehog5 says:


... it doesn't matter what bike he rides or how the rest of the team do, so long as Stoner rides it & wins Hugs will convince himself it's the best bike... his 1st post during the Valencia testing was to that effect, falsely stating that Dovi said the Honda was faster than the Yam.

Hugs - "The bikes a lot slower than the honda he (Dovi) said so himself, he's not going to go better than last year on a worse bike"

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Jun 11

Posts: 2569

PaceyCasey says:


Many seasons of MotoGp/500's etc have been predictable. Yeah, we'd all like every race to be exciting but the facts are it rarely plays out to everyones 'ideal'. Stoner at Silverstone this year gave a masterclass of riding in treacherous conditions.................but the race was deemed 'boring' as no-one else could match him! Lorenzo last season and Rossi for many seasons equally rode 'predictable' races and were equally riders at the top of their game. 

I look forward to every season and can find 'the good' in every race. Maybe some would prefer DORNA to take a back seat and let Simon Cowell take over?


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