[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
Honda Urban EV Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda Reports August 2017 Auto Sales
More.......................
Some Civic Type Rs are overheating on track
More.......................
Spied on the STREET! Next Gen RDX
More.......................
Acura Reveals Striking New Design for 2018 Acura RLX; Debut Set for Monterey Automotive Week
More.......................
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Round 15 - MotoGP - Japan SPOILERS
Join Discussion......
S2000 --> Re: Ehh. Need S2000 technical help
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: H2 fueling stations cheaper than charging stations...
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura falls to below average in CR quality survey
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Do you wrench on your own car?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 18 Accord pics (June)
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2017 United States Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2018 Accord Tight Driver Knee Room
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Si-R with the 2.0t engine?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2019 Audi A7
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: CTR 2nd Gear Issue?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: PROUD owners of the 10th gen Si?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Kia Stinger - RWD
Join Discussion......
Who cares about Lebron? Stoner is coming to Honda!
 Date: July 09, 2010 15:25
 Submitted by:  JMU R1
 Source: unknown
 Credibility Rating: 10


Today Honda Racing Corporation has announced that Casey Stoner will be racing a factory Honda in the 2011 season. Stoner is clearly one of the 4 best riders in the championship and has been the most successful rider in the 800 cc era other than Valentino Rossi. He is also the only rider to decisively beat Rossi to a title in the premier class.

Stoner's move to Honda was the worst kept secret in the paddock, starting at the end of last season when Ducati team manager Livio Suppo joined HRC as the marketing manager. It was widely assumed that he was specifically hired in order to secure the services of Stoner, and to that end he has delivered.

What is left to be resolved at this point, is the structure of the team. Both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have clauses in their contract that guarantee their spots on the Repsol Honda squad if they were in 5th place or better at a certain point in the season. Both riders are currently in the top 5 and are likely to remain so, thus it is unlikely that Stoner will be in Repsol colors next season. The rumored solution to this dilemma has been that Red Bull will pony up the sponsorship dollars for a one-man Stoner team. This is the same setup Rossi ran under in his first two 500GP seasons (Rossi's team was Nastro Azzurro* Honda). Stoner's current Ducati crew chief will be coming with him.

It will be interesting to see how he stacks up against Dani Pedrosa. In Moto GP Stoner has 20 wins and a title to Pedrosa's 7 wins, but when they battled in the 250GP class in 2005, it was Pedrosa who was the victor (8 wins to 5).

With Stoner, Pedrosa, and Dovizioso on the roster, it will be Honda's strongest rider lineup since 2003 when Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Sete Gibernau, and Max Biaggi will all riding for Big Red. However, a major challenge with the 'stacked deck' approach is how to develop the bike so that it works for all three riders. Typically Honda develops to the desires of the rider getting the best results but since Stoner is new to the team, will they follow his lead or one of the incumbents?

Upsides
+Stoner is blazingly fast from the first flying lap of the weekend
+Strong qualifier
+Comfortable with the bike moving around
+Strong racecraft
+Can beat Rossi

Negatives
-Can get frustrated and angry easily
-Mouth could get him in trouble
-Sometimes a crasher

*Nastro Azzurro is a terrible beer. Do not buy it.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2010/July/jul0910-Honda-confirm-Casey-Stoner-signing/
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85093

Last edited by JMU R1 on July 09, 2010 15:29

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  stoner is to honda what fernando is to ferrari
circuitsports 1
  Good news indeed
danielgr 7
  Pedrosa
jaje 0
  I am from Cleveland.................
HONDA AFVM 8
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy