Qatar MotoGP: No secrets at Repsol Honda

Published: 07 April 2009

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will have an open working relationship where both will be able to access each other’s data during the 2009 MotoGP world championship.

New Honda MotoGP boss Shuhei Nakamoto has pledged a no secrets policy inside Honda’s official factory team between triple world champion Pedrosa and new recruit Dovizioso.

The issue of data sharing inside Repsol Honda dominated the headlines late last season when Pedrosa’s manager Alberto Puig accused Nicky Hayden of constantly checking the Spaniard’s telemetry.

That drew an immediate denial from the Hayden, who said Pedrosa could access the data of any Honda rider, but nobody could look at Pedrosa’s.

It seems the controversial issue will no longer be a flashpoint though, with Nakamoto wanting a more united front from the Repsol squad.

So would Dovizioso be able to check Pedrosa’s data?

“Of course he will. Why not? This is a team. Of course they will work together. I can’t comment on last year. Of course riders and engineers will have to share data.

"If needed I will make changes because this is a team, “said Nakamoto.