Saturday, August 6, 2011
Honda not underestimating Lorenzo
HRC team principal Shuhei Nakamoto says Honda must not underestimate the threat Jorge Lorenzo poses to Casey Stoner's championship lead, in spite of the Australian's superior win ratio - 5:2 ? and his 20-point advantage at the top of the standings. Honda's RC212V has been the most consistently competitive motorcycle this season, but Yamaha's reigning champion Lorenzo has finished no lower than second in the last three races and remains within striking distance of Stoner with eight races ? just under half the campaign - still to go. "Honda has won seven out of ten races so far," said Nakamoto.