Repsol Honda will not make a debut with the pneumatic valve engine at Catalunya this weekend, but simply reserve two days of testing after the Grand Prix.
One of the reasons is the fact that Hayden and Pedrosa are not familiar with the new engine as they haven’t tested it since winter and although Tadayuki Okada made an incursion on it in Mugello and even got a 14th place, the team isn’t willing to risk anything at all.
Even more, Pedrosa isn’t willing to make a bad impression on its (...)
Dani Pedrosa dominated the 30 lap German Grand Prix and obtained Honda’s first ever 800cc with advantage of over 13 seconds, this being the biggest official dry victory margin.
Dani, who had qualified second fastest, powered into the lead from Stoner at the start and simply outclassed all-comers at a sun-baked Sachsenring in front of 101,000 fans here on race day. Equally encouraging was the strong showing from Marco Melandri (Gresini Honda RC212V) who finished fifth after running as high (...)