Toby Moody: is Pedrosa just unlucky?
This year seemed to be Dani Pedrosa's golden shot at a MotoGP title, until Marc Marquez turned up. Does that make Pedrosa unlucky, or is he simply not good enough? TOBY MOODY argues that Honda's quiet man shouldn't be underestimated
Experience in motorsport is supposed to increase your chances. You learn from those early 'I'm immortal!' crashes and, once you've stopped shunting, you keep it on the straight and narrow, learning from all those set-up tweaks that you've mastered over nearly a dozen years of racing to take you to the top.
Then you work hard and you win a championship, just like Jorge Lorenzo has done, or Kenny Roberts Jr, or Nicky Hayden in that epic 2006 MotoGP season when everything was stacked against him.
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Hot on the heels of his first MotoGP win in five years, Jack Miller made it two from two with a commanding French Grand Prix victory at Le Mans despite two long-lap penalties. Impressive though it was, it was an expectation-defying performance from an anticipated title rival that was the real standout
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The brutal nature of a series of crashes at Jerez has reopened the debate about whether current MotoGP speeds are beyond the safety limits of the tracks. But even if riders are supportive of the move, getting the manufacturers to find a consensus on how speed reductions should be achieved may be altogether harder
Jack Miller’s tough start to life as a factory Ducati MotoGP rider left him mentally battered and bruised, but a pep talk and positive reinforcement from a surprising source aided the Australian to show his full potential with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix
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