MotoGP 2011: Stoner shines on Honda RC212V

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MotoGP 2011: Stoner on Honda RC212V

Honda’s took four of the top five spots in the opening round of 2011

The first MotoGP of the year has been run and won, so got our first glimpse at what 2011 is going to look And it seems it’s going to like the Honda Cup. on the promise the bike showed year, Honda’s RC212V four of the top five finishing in Qatar, with only champion Jorge Lorenzo the flag for Yamaha in second

Ben Spies rode to an encouraging place for Yamaha, and the Rossi/Ducati started with a whimper, not a in 7th. Smart money have to be on Australian Casey for the title; after a brief with a wearied Dani Stoner strolled away to a win.

The sky-high cost of prototype at MotoGP level is evidenced by the that only three are giving prototype racing an shot in 2011 – Honda, and Ducati, with a token from a single Suzuki half-heartedly fulfilling its contractual

Towards the end of 2010, Honda making some very changes to its RC211V – clearly not that as the biggest motorcycle in the world, it has been starved of success since Nicky caught what Valentino fumbled in 2006. By the end of last the Honda was showing some straight line speed, and it not for a late-season injury, Dani was starting to look like he mount a serious title

There’s no question this the Honda is the bike to be on. Which Casey Stoner’s decision to purgatory at Ducati and come to the factory Repsol Honda a very wise one. and focused, Stoner diced with a weakening Pedrosa walking home the first of 2011 and sending a clear across the bows of Yamaha and

Hondas took third, and fifth as well, with Dovizioso and Simoncelli. That’s a awe-inspiring lineup of rider on a bike that’s clearly got the

Yamaha, sponsorless in 2011 retaining the defending champion took second place and although Jorge never like a serious challenge to Ben Spies looked promising in and would likely have better if he didn’t have to with Valentino Rossi for of the race.

Rossi came 7th, clearly struggling both the Ducati and his injured but able to put on quite a show as he a faster Spies at bay for much of the A front-end slide ended scrap and just about put upside down. Rossi and chief Jerry Burgess have their hands getting the Italian bike to – and motorcycling’s brightest star doesn’t want to eke out the twilight of his on non-competitive machinery.

He’ll be hoping that the Ducati saved by pulling out of Superbike can help turn the into a race-winner – and that his is up to the challenge too.

Meanwhile, Stoner is a hard man to beat he’s on a fast bike. meticulous, ruthless and a fiery Years of struggling with a nobody else seemed to be to ride have honed a edge on his riding skills – and he like he’s enjoying a holiday aboard the Honda.

Stoner for 2011 Champion – looking like a pretty bet. But as Rossi found out year, anything can happen.


Honda Goldwing prototype M1

1. Casey Stoner, Honda Team, 42m 38.569s

2. Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory 42m 42.009s

3. Dani Pedrosa, Honda Team, 42m 43.620s

4. Dovizioso, Repsol Honda 42m 44.511s

5. Marco Simoncelli, San Carlo Gresini, 42m 45.927s

6. Ben Spies, Factory Racing, 42m 49.037s

7. Rossi, Ducati Marlboro 42m 55.000s

8. Colin Edwards, Yamaha Tech 3, 43m 4.862s

Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1


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