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Monday, March 7, 2011

Honda Must Champion

Honda look very impressive during pre-season MotoGP tests 2011, because they keep in the forefront. No wonder the Japanese team has become the strongest candidate to become champions for 2011.

However, what if the expectations are not realized? Honda boss confirms that they will be very disappointed if his team again failed to win the world title, let alone in 2011 was the last season of 800cc MotoGP era machine.

There are strong reasons why the Honda is very ambitious to end a title drought. The reason is, since the era of 800cc engines starting in 2007, they have never felt more pleasure to be number one.

Ducati won the inaugural edition of the 800cc, where Casey Stoner won 10 victories in a season until the title previously held the Honda rider, Nicky Hayden. After that, Yamaha dominate with Valentino Rossi won in 2008 and 2009, before Jorge Lorenzo took it on last season thanks to nine times a champion.

Throughout the last four years the era of 800cc, Honda only twice almost became champion by Dani Pedrosa. Spanish rider is only able to be runner-up in 2007 and last season.

Famine title that makes Honda stifling. They set a target to become a champion, when the era of 800cc will be completed in this 2011 season - from 2012, MotoGP will use 1.000cc machine.

"No problem for me, whether it's 800cc or 1.000cc. I want to win!" said Vice President of HRC, Shuhei Nakamoto, told MCN. "Honda has long been disappointed that we never be world champion. We are disappointed about this, that we never win in the 800cc class, so we hope to achieve it this year."

Indeed, Honda certainly has high expectations that greeted the 2011 season. How not, for two times the test in Sepang, Malaysia, on February 1 to 3 and February 22 to 24, they dominate. Marco Simoncelli fastest in opening practice, and Stoner was unstoppable in the next exercise.

"I never believe in themselves, but all the Honda rider looks very strong. Usually, in winter testing, we only see Daniel Fast, but now all Honda riders appear quickly. This means, basically the machine had a higher level than before, so we are optimistic, "added Nakamoto.

Honda Must Champion Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin


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