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Matthew Birt  says:

MotoGP edging closer to controlled ECU

Plans for MotoGP to switch to a controlled engine management system in 2014 have taken a big step closer today after it was confirmed that Magneti Marelli will make an ECU available to all teams from next season onwards. Dorna has signed a four-year deal with the Italian-based specialist to supply a highly sophisticated ECU that a Dorna statement said would...

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bigbashbonanza

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CRT upgrade?

Yes mate, that will be World Superbikes! Maybe the reason for the RC213V road bike?! HRC are well ahead of the game it seems........!

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bigbashbonanza

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True Blood......

But without the confidence in the organiser and the largest team with the deepest pockets walking away, no team will want to spend literally millions and millions in this series. If that was the case, every team would be involved right now. Suzuki haven't committed and Kwak are not interested either. Moto2 will also be pulled and who has the money to outlay the cost of the engines and gearboxes at short notice? The teams would need to change their chassis to fit the new motors and so on. it would be like trying to herd cats!!!

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CH987

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CH987 says:

I think Michael Czysz got it right.

Moto3 = 250cc (250cc x 1 cylinder).
Moto2 = 500cc (250cc x 2 cylinders).
MotoGP = 750cc (250cc x 3 cylinders).
WSBK/Superbike racing = 1,000 (250cc x 4 cylinders).

This allows the clearest path forward for even the smallest company from China or the largest company from India to enter and create a long term plan to race. Nearly all the investment made in Moto3 would be directly applicable to Moto2 and so on.

MotoGP vs WSBK

MotoGP = 250cc, 500cc and 750cc prototype engines and chassis.
WSBK/Superbike = 600cc and 1,000cc production engines and chassis.

Under the 250X format MotoGP will continue to race technology-leading prototype chassis and engines. With a common cylinder across the classes, MotoGP will not only have built-in feeder classes for riders but for manufacturers too.

And just think how many 750 race replicas they would of sold.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

How about removing some of the electronics then we will see better racing.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Yam

Seems to work Ok in BSB.

CH987 nice plan - can't see the factories going for it.

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wesley01

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wesley01 says:

yawn

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CH987

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CH987 says:

Good quote from Johnny Rea

GP is the best riders on the most advanced technology. Its where riders who want to be and beat the best go. Always has been. Always will be? All the CRT riders are only there because they hope to eventually get a prototype ride while Dorna is trying to make prototypes a thing of the past. Talk about crossed signals.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Honda

Everything Honda participates in, they get it by the nuts, so when it needs anything like 'get rid of the 2strokes because we're not developing anymore, and they're not selling as road bikes', they started sqeezing, everything turns to 4 stroke, and if top level bike racing ends up like F1, it's going to be as interesting as finger popping a sheet of bubble wrap. 

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CH987

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CH987 says:

You obviously haven't watched F1 lately.

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trailler

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trailler says:

F1

Is pissing all over MOTOGP at the moment .

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