On to the next round. Hopper going to ride for suzuki this round. Will update this as the results get posted. :banger:
Are both the gresini bikes factory? I was under the impression that only MS bike was factory.The honda riders are really strong this year not just the repsol but san carlo team also factory backed. Seems like honda is on a mission to reclaim the title.Ducati always seem to me just can not get an upper hand. Hopefully with some rossi input there team and r&d can figure something out. Yammys will always be strong especially now that they followed honda in backing the monster team. It will be an interesting year I think stoner will be top contender for the title unless jorge or spies do something.
yup...honda decided to fully factory back the whole team this year...they really wanna win a 800cc title that badAre both the gresini bikes factory? I was under the impression that only MS bike was factory.
On the other hand Jerez doesnt have the long straight that qatar had. Will be interesting to see. Lets go FP1!!!!
yeah ...... it was everyone bagging stoner for being a whiner but he had a massively hard time getting that thing to perform and just could not get the front and back ends to work together..... just hope VR gets it right soon or it will be a 3 horse race to the finishThe Honda's are so dominant this year from testing and the first round. They just seem to power there way through a turn no other factory team can replicate. Well Yamaha's can keep up at the turn-ins but doesn't have the hp to power out of the turn. The Ducs just have terrible suspension geometry causing them to not turn in and "understeer". Heard rumors that Rossi has pretty much been riding the setup of Stoner and issued the changes he needed to have soon after Qatar. Makes you wonder how Stoner was able to muscle the duc last year.
Actually only 4 Honda FULLY factory backed bikes in GP this year. Apart from the Repsol team, only Marco's bike is fully factory equipped. Both San Carlo riders do have Honda factory techs working with the riders. So the team is fully factory backed but only has one factory bike.yup...honda decided to fully factory back the whole team this year...they really wanna win a 800cc title that bad