DANI PEDROSA2nd Place 2'02.003"Today was good, for the first laps I think it was important for me to come back and just ride again. Of course, the first day I was a little bit stiff, not totally smooth on the bike, but we completed some laps and they were good. Today was mainly a test for myself, to get used to the bike again, recover the feeling, feel the throttle and the brakes after a long time off. The whole day I stayed with the same bike that I tested in Valencia in November and tomorrow the real test will start for us, we will work on the set up and probably try a modified chassis that Honda has brought here according to our requests after Valencia”.CASEY STONER"I was stretching this morning for a good twenty minutes preparing to go out on track for the first time and then all of a sudden my back just locked up on me, I couldn't move or do anything. I had to call someone to come and help me move into a position that was less painful! Then I had some physio on…
Here is the first of many publicity photos for the Repsol Honda Team for 2012. Casey has the Number one on the new RC213V. The artwork
appears unchanged for the 2012 season apart from
the Repsol HRC logos on the front mudguard (fender) and of course sporting the number 1.
Well its been like the holy grail. I replaced all the bolts/screws for the radiator fans but could not find
any M3 Titanium nuts. Well, after a 3 month search. I now have 5! The good news is that all bolts have been replaced. The weight loss is minimal but i'm not one to shy away from a challenge!
I found a great contact who has made the titanium spindles for my front and Rear crash bungs. The rear is 148.4g standard as opposed to just 83g! The front is 119.3g standard or just 65.3g for the titanium item. The craftsmanship is amazing!
Clutch adjuster to match a new black theme. As always, lighter than stock. Black fuel cap bolts to suit the new black theme I have also bought a 2012 CBR1000RR top yoke. Honda has made these black for 2012 which is where my idea of the black fixings.
I have sourced a set of Ten Kate velocity stacks. I figure that if they are good enough for Johnny Rae then they are good enough for me! I also wonder if these will be used in the forthcoming Gresini Honda CRT bike.
I have also sourced another set of brand new Repsol fairings. I will update them with the 2011 stickers and fit the black subframe so it will look like the 2011 model (only better!)