Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner doesn't expect to come under HRC team orders at this weekend's Motegi MotoGP round and allow team-mate Dani Pedrosa past should the need arise.
The Australian confirmed what a Repsol spokesman told bikesportnews.com earlier in the week that team orders hadn't been employed in the past and the outfit weren't about to start this weekend even though potential lost points might make all the difference at the end of the year
"Honda haven't and I don't believe they will. As I have always said in the past, for me championships are always won fair and outright and not because of a teammate helping you. So far as I know there will be none of that," said Stoner in the pre-event press conference.