Alpinestars recently conducted an interesting set of interviews with the three Repsol MotoGP riders, the orange and black men they are sponsoring in the 2011 GP World Championship.
For the 2011, the Repsol Honda Moto GP Team is built on a commitment to excellence with an eye toward taking back the championship that has been elusive to Honda for the last so many years.
Just like back in 1995, when Mick Doohan, Alex Criville and Shinichi Ito premiered the Repsol colors on the Honda NSR 500, HRC once again has team with three riders but for the first time ever in the MotoGP four stroke era: with Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner.
The first time Dani Pedrosa got on a motorbike was at the age of four and his machine, a motocross Italjet 50, had side-wheels. At the age of six, Dani began racing on minibikes. His first pocket bike was a miniature copy of a street Kawasaki. Last year, Pedrosa finished 2nd in MotoGP World Championship on the Honda RC212V.
Andrea Dovizioso`s love of motorbikes began when he was very young. He inherited a love of petrol, speed and mud from his father Antonio who competed in motocross every Sunday, and from a very young age Andrea accompanied him to cheer him on from the trackside. In 2009 he finished 6th and in 2010 he finished 5th in the MotoGP World Champion.
From learning how to ride his first motorbike at the age three, to winning a world MotoGP title in 2007 at the age of 21, Casey Stoner has always maintained a strong passion for his racing. Stoner finished 4th in 2010 MotoGP title chase on the Ducati and has shown incredible speed on the Repsol RC212V.
For Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, their commitment fuels the desire to race towards a championship every time they are on a race bike.
Click video for an exclusive look into the minds of the three 2011 Honda GP racers.