If in everyday life , we Often Say That the grass is not greener and Elsewhere shoulds not look into neighbor ‘s plate . These terms do not -have the right of citizenship in the world of motorsport Where the goal is to be better than Precisely His neighbor .
And this is not Clearly Shuhei Nakamoto , the vice president of HRC , have you say Because Otherwise surprised That Will Be In His 30 years , Honda is Trying to build motorcycles as sharp as Those of icts rival Yamaha .
“The Yamaha has lot more speed cornering and it shows clearly. Goal Honda brakes harder and Makes the short corner , this is the great feature of this machine” , Explains the Japanese manager. “For more than 30 years , HRC HAS tried to build a Machine like the Yamaha . Their Even old 500cc two- stroke WAS much better than the Honda. Yamaha is always better at this level . Improve We try to aim it is not easy Because it is the biggest difference Between the two bikes . we will examine everything to Improve in this area, Including the frame , swingarm and electronics .
During 2009 , our weak points WAS clear , braking stability . we Focused on the stability and the Honda is now better than the Yamaha from the point of view this . Aim the speed of the Yamaha angle is much, much higher . this speed comes from the grip of the tires and in Some places , the Yamaha hasmore grip than the Honda. ”
Of course , as pointed MCN Rightly , the style of Jorge Lorenzo , more than Marquez, Crutchlow and Rossi Spends a lot of time on the angle , is no stranger to the higher speed of the curve purpose for Yamaha Nakamoto, this Does not fully explain it .
Indeed , for him , thesis are the characteristics of the motorcycle That allow Lorenzo to fly this way and That , conversely , Prevents brake Rossi later .
The proof Is That Both Rossi Crutchlow , yet are larger brakesmen Lorenzo aussi go faster cornering . Jorge is very good at it , he is the fastest , drank all drivers Cal Crutchlow Yamaha and Valentino Rossi have -have a higher cornering speed than the Honda.