Valentino Rossi is almost certainly can not fight for the title of this 2011 MotoGP world champion. Nevertheless, "The Doctor" who claimed to be interested to see the competition going on between leaders of the standings of the Repsol Honda team, Casey Stoner, the defending champion and a Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo.
Currently, the Stoner 20 points ahead of Lorenzo. The gap widened again after Stoner won the race at Laguna Seca, United States, Sunday (24/07/2011) or Monday (7/25/2011) early morning hrs. It was Stoner's fifth victory of the season 2011.
Viewing distance is not too far, Rossi, who still trouble conquering Ducati GP11.1 hers, saying that competition will be very tight. According to the seven-times world champion MotoGP, Stoner and Lorenzo have the power that hardly much different.
"I think, the world champion is still open and I think Stoner was a little faster, but Jorge is also very fast and very strong mentally. I think a track like Laguna Seca, Honda has the advantage compared with Yamaha, and at the same time able to compete with Honda Yamaha the tracks are faster and smoother. "
"20 points is not nothing, and I think these conditions will present an exciting battle in the second round later. I think Stoner may be faster, but Lorenzo is more resilient. So, it depends on which one is more important."
Until the series to 10 at Laguna Seca, Stoner had collected a total of 193 points, while Lorenzo, who had won two victories, is ranked second with 173 points. While Rossi, who since the beginning of a new season of podium finishes, now slipped to fifth due to be shifted by a teammate Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, after only finish sixth at the weekend.
After the United States Grand Prix, the riders got a chance to rest for two weeks. Furthermore, they will appear again on the 11th series in Brno, Czech Republic, 14 August.