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MCN is reporting that Stoner is moving to Honda next season, and it's a "done deal"..............Thoughts?

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Silly season is here...I like the idea of changes...hope Hayden stays on the duc and rossi moves over
 

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Hayden will be the premier rider at Ducati and win his second Championship!:rockon

Not really, but that'll piss off all the Rossi knobgobblers enough to keep the thread going.;)
 

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Fall-out from his little unscheduled fishing trip last season ? The bosses and sponsors didn't appreciate that and may be happy to see him go .
 

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Let the madness begin.

I'm sure we all want to know whether Stoner can ride at the same level on another bike, especially since Nicky has put the pressure on his ass this season and we all know how he's handled that...
 

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Hm, nothing posted anywhere else on this move? Could MCN be wrong? I mean they weren't wrong about that Honda V5 sportbike they keep dusting off every season to plaster on page 1 were they...
 

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Calling rumor control... it's all just a gut feeling by a highly-placed team
member... no one has put pen to paper yet...

But the biggest talking point is the speed of the Honda... faster than Ducati
and Rosmaha (Rossi + Yamaha)


Quote RRW June 20120

Faster Honda RC212 V,
Slower Yamaha YZR-M 1

The devastating top speed of Honda's RC212V was the biggest talking
point at Qatar. Many commentators got very excited discussing Honda's
new-found horsepower. But was it really such a surprise to see the
factory V4 storming past its Ducati and Yamaha rivals in a straight
line? No, it wasn't. Honda already had the fastest bike in MotoGP in
2009-the RCV scored the highest top speed in 10 of last year's 18
races. The days when Ducati's 800 was by far the quickest bike in
MotoGPare long gone-last year the Ducati only had the highest top
speed in' two races, while Yamaha was fastest in five races. Top speed
is important in racing, but not that important, as Rossi's Crew Chief
Jeremy Burgess is always keen to point out: "You only use top speed
once a lap, it's acceleration that really matters for the lap time."
JB is right, of course, but top speed is crucial for delivering extra
overtaking opportunities and, anyway, in racing a good top-speed
figure is only the result of strong acceleration. In fact the official
top speed figures from Losail (which features the second-longest
straight in MotoGP, after Mugello) put the Ducati and the Honda
neck-and-neck. Surprisingly, Hector Barbera's satellite team Ducati
GPI0 scored the highest mean top speed (an average of a rider's five
best top speeds) during the race at 201.6 mph, ahead ofAndrea
Doviziosoat 200.7 mph, Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden at 199.6 mph and
Casey Stoner at 198.3 mph. Colin Edwards had the fastest Yamaha at
197.5 mph, just ahead of Ben Spies at 197.3 mph. Rossi had the slowest
bike of them all-at 196.1 mph.
 

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Calling rumor control... it's all just a gut feeling by a highly-placed team
member... no one has put pen to paper yet...

But the biggest talking point is the speed of the Honda... faster than Ducati
and Rosmaha (Rossi + Yamaha)
That's interesting you should talk about speed, since the last race I just watched saw Whore-gay and Valentino WALKING AWAY from the v4's as if the hondas and ducks were towing anchors behind them...
 
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