Honda's rough 800cc journey to Stoner's final title


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Casey Stoner's second MotoGP title is our focus this week, with Toby Moody and Neil Spalding looking back at the long and difficult journey Honda went through to finally win a championship in the 800cc era. Neil explains why Honda struggled when the new rules came in for 2007 after it had dominated during the 990cc rules, and the measures it took over the years that followed to have a bike ready to make Stoner a champion again in 2011. We also look at the struggles of Yamaha and the Valentino Rossi-Ducati combination that year, plus the memorable cameos during that season from Marco Simoncelli, before the tragic events of Sepang that year robbed the MotoGP paddock of one of its fastest riders and biggest personalities

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