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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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DollytheSheep

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Hmmmmmm

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Baaaa..hahahaha.

Mint.

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

Controlled Motogp more like

The whole set up stinks ,Its time that it was about the Racing not the fat profits of Dorna,control tyres controlled ecu controlled numbers of factory bikes spot a theme ?,no wonder Stoner has got out,Can you imagine the likes of Sheene ,Roberts and co going to battle with this lot,World Champion ? well if the world is hand chosen by Dorna maybe

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

What's that you just stepped in Wosi

What a big stinky whingy pile of poo. You're just moaning because your fallen yellow sun god can't hack it anymore.

I was lucky enough to see two of the best three riders in the world complete 24 laps at Brno  with never more than 0.4 secs between them, and one of the greatest passes I've ever seen live or on the telly executed by Lorenzo. The riders will always make the difference in bike racing. Jonny Reas's been going 'wow' at these things and the incredible skill level required to get the best from them. Scaletrix cars these things are not!

The one decent suggestion and rationale I've read is simply ban the black brakes which have zero road relevance and make the braking distances into a corner longer, ergo more chance for riders to be braver on the anchors and make that pass.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

wosi is shaking his head..

You surprise me Nostro..old school racer an' all.

Jonny Rea also talked about being told not to abuse the traction control too much, otherwise he'd be seeing a big red light come up on the dash with a few laps to go that would signify the computer swapping the engine into limp home mode, just when he might be needing it most..fkin great!

Why don't Honda just go the full hog, fk off..and go electric bike racing?

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

wosi

i have to say your call on getting rid of electronics is a very good one,rear tyre smoking wheelie monsters do make it better for entertainment but more so rider skill, i did'nt like the fact that jorge missed pole because his electronics system thought he was entering pit lane!!!that was to f1 for my liking.

sheep, class very class.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Like I've said Wosi

GP racing survived quite happily without Honda for 11 years in the past. What MotoGp needs is good close racing - without Honda it would still survive - most bread and butter Joe Public fans support riders more than factories i.e. would not matter what Rossi Stoner or Lorenzo was on the fans would remain loyal - as long as their favourites are up there racing, overtaking etc. It doesn't matter if they are racing Ostriches.   If Honda don't like it Fk off and take the technology with them.     Now all the techies will attack me with their scientific claptrap about why technical progress is necessary   but actually it isn't conducive to close racing and close racing is what the fans want.

 

 

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

mongrels

we need Suzuki and Kawaski full works bikes back on the grid. Flooding MotoGP with CRT's and all the other shit that goes with these, levelling, balancing, whatever changes, simply turns the whole lot into mongrels. MotoGP should be prototype racers.

Can't remember the exact year, but have got the race that I recorded, on dvd somewhere,  when Hizzy (RIP) was putting in a few laps at Donnington, on the Duke, and his time would have given him a front row start on the 500's GP grid with VR46, so can we take any lessons from that!!!! answers on a postcard please.

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DollytheSheep

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Hmmmmmm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BGqYHM98zI

Please come see our son. He really misses you

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

 

In tems of technology and money F1 is the ultimate prototype racing yet they have massive limitations put on them and have a control ECU, the differance is that there are dozens of potential teams that want a bit of F1 whereas GP only has a small pool of manufactures, prototype bike racing on a budget can be done but it depends on the main manufactures buying into it. I think Honda,s proposal for a customer RCV  is a great idea and hope the other big boys follow suit. If we have that and sensible budget and technical restrictions for the factory teams then I think the series can move forward with confidence. 

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