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Matthew Birt  says:

Exclusive: Casey Stoner to test factory Honda in Japan

Double world champion Casey Stoner will make a dramatic return to MotoGP action next month when he tests a factory Honda RC213V at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan, MCN can reveal. The outspoken but blindingly fast Australian, who retired from MotoGP immediately after the final race of 2012 in Valencia last November, will take part in a two-day test...

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

But

They have only won two titles in ten years and if Red Bull are going to plow over 50 million euros into the project, then politics will win and they will get what they want. I have the greatest respect for Dani, but if Honda want to carry on at the level they are now, they need big sponsors and you don't get bigger than Red Bull. When Casey left Honda it was Red Bull that offered half of the 20 million for him to stay.

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ElDiabolico

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ElDiabolico says:

Bradl

Is not good enough. The satellite Hondas are almost identicall to the factory bikes. Plus Repsol is still Hondas partner and Dani comes from the North of Spain (Barcelona) where Repsol has huge interests...

 

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Actually

The satellite Hondas arent almost identical to the factory ones

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RidgeRacerHRC

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but alex

Who said that Honda needed money? in the end they convinced Repsol to cough the money when Andrea demanded to be in the Repsol garage? no i dont think Honda/ Repsol have a problem in finding money. As for redbull? their already the secondary sponsors of the team, along with Estrella Galicia and Gas. Honestly mate, I dont think its hard for the worlds largest motorcycle manufacterer to find money. Theyve already produced a moto3 machine, aswell as supplying moto2 engines and just to show they can, they have produced a production RCV for teams in motogp. No, Honda definitely has no problem with budgets..

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noddy61

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noddy61 says:

My 10 quid says Dani's wanting a way out

Repsol were tight lipped in Germany,did they make him ride at Laguna?

Any way Danis just got wonder boy for a team mate,he knows he aint gonna beat him  so why put life at risk fighting for runner up.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

for those who came in late*

the alien term to my knowledge El D (it obviously may have been used previously) was first applied at least 15 years ago, to a rider with whom I am somewhat familiar, one Mick Doohan, by a Movistar rider, possibly Charlie Checa, to the effect that finishing second to Mick was like winning against anyone else, since he was an alien.

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ElDiabolico

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ElDiabolico says:

Richard

Not according to motorpasionmoto.com

http://www.motorpasionmoto.com/motogp/rumores-sobre-los-fichajes-de-motogp-para-el-2014

"La segunda opción del británico es el LCR Honda. Stefan Bradl acaba contrato y Shuhei Nakamoto le ha dado una colleja al alemán por su bajo rendimiento en su segundo año. Con la otra mano, el “capo” de HRC le daba otra a Álvaro Bautista también aunque más suave ya que el español no tiene trato de fábrica..."

It says that: The 2nd option for Cal is the LCR Honda as Nakamoto reprimanded Bradl for his performance in his 2nd year. With his other hand he also slapped Bautista but softer as the Spaniard hasn't a factory approach...

I believe Bradl has a factory ride like (RIP) Simoncelli used to.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

But

All the companies you just mentioned are at risk due to the economic situation in southern europe. If honda have so much money then they can run without sponsorship. Repsol are a large oil company that is at the moment gambling a large portion of its money in taking over the oil fields of Libya with the National Oil Company of that country. They have already gone in but land owners are taking legal action against them saying the oil is theirs, also the threat of unrest in the country prevails and Repsol may have to pay NATO or the Spanish government to protect Repsol employees and oil fields in Libya which could run into billions. There is no denying that Spain is on the verge of bankruptcy so all these companies (except gas which is Italian, but also a country in deep financial trouble)are based in Spain, and again it is with no disrespect to Spain that I write this, but sponsoring a motorcycle team is not looked upon as the thing it used to be, governments now say if you can afford that you can pay more tax. Red Bull are based in Switzerland and don't have financial constraints or taxes like companies from other European countries. Honda may well make these fantastic bikes but you got to have sponsors with deep endless pockets to buy, run, pay the team and pay your riders. Kawasaki heavy industries make as much money due to defence contracts , aerospace, ship building, agricultural, motorcycles, but don't see it viable to run a moto gp team, why, it costs to much.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

I think

you are right El D

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aquarius

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aquarius says:

SOME FACTS, KIDDIES ...

The same old boring, negative bunch of jerks, flakes & know-nothings still wank-on about Casey Stoner & try to claim that Marc Marquez is/would be “faster”? Not only are “non-valid comparisons odious” – it is all shallow conjecture & wishful thinking – saying far more about those posting ignorant dross & rubbish than anything else.
 

The misanthropes & reality deniers should have a serious think about just WHY the mighty HRC would make this opportunity for Casey Stoner – bearing in mind they offered him more to stay than anyone on 4 wheels or 2 in their corporate history – and – the fact that Nakamoto-san cried when Stoner left &”retired”.
 

Quick – “How Much Do You Really Know” Quiz Question: - which rider still holds either Best/Fastest/Pole/Circuit Record Lap @ Qatar, Assen, Saschenring, San Marino, Aragon, Sepang, Phillip Island (all of the above) & Valencia – some of these going back 5 seasons or more to 2007 or 2008? Think really hard about it, OK? I’m sure that some of you just might “get” the answer – but maybe I ‘m expecting far too much here? Ask around. It’ll come to you!
 

Bonus Question: Who was the “worst spoilsport” in the modern history of GP? A multiple Senior Class World Champion threw a monumental dummy spit & tantrum at a European Round – being so “slutted-off” with his failure to Win on that day & being beaten by his teammate – that he not only went MIA & missed the Podium Ceremony - but immediately left the circuit in a huff, farting sparks & spitting chips & didn’t even bother fronting the post-race media interviews, either?
 

Answer: None other than the USA’s anointed Saint, ‘Steady Eddie Lawson. Go on, admit it – who did you think it was?
 

Of course, the kiddies & flag-wrapped, dopey turds @ SuperbikePlanet don’t even know about stuff like this – preferring instead to attack & put-down Casey Stoner at every opportunity. But then, that’s what happens when all you know comes from Mr Bitter & Twisted, Schwantz ...
 

Always glad to set the record straight.
Cheers & Arohanui, Brothers
 

PS: Just for you, ElDiabolico - In the 5 x years 2007 – 2011 inclusive – Casey Stoner had 4 years with Ducati & 1 with Honda. Rossi had 4 years with Yamaha & 1 with Ducati. Who had the better bike under them for the overwhelming bulk of their time in the 800cc Class? What if Casey Stoner had been on a Honda from Day 1? Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Both won 2 x MotoGP Titles - with Rossi winning 21 x races. But Casey Stoner won 33. Yes – many are vastly surprised to discover that Casey Stoner WON 50% MORE RACES THAN ROSSI IN THE 800cc ERA.
 

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