Might this put an end to Honda’s long years “in the wilderness” of having more horsepower than technology for applying and using it? Remember, Honda has won only one championship since 2003. In this view, when HRC manager Shuhei Nakamoto said a year ago, “Next year, new concept,” he was talking about Honda’s development of its own new electronic systems and software. As part of this technology push, Honda hired software-writer Andrea Zugna and two others away from Yamaha. In just the last few races this year, the Honda has begun to look more stable and manageable, and Dani Pedrosa has looked less like an action hero hanging on by his teeth. Now that Pedrosa is out with a broken collarbone, Dovizioso has shown that whatever is different now about the Honda also works well enough for him to hold off the Yamahas.