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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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BMEP

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BMEP says:

Rules

More and more rules combined with perceivably worse and worse racing, well done all concerned between you you've managed to completely ruin the future of what should be the best motorcycle racing on Earth. It is becoming technically boring because of 'Reverse Direction Development'. Restrictions making racing worse then more restrictions and so on, in the end it looks a bit drab, dull, grey and starts to sound like winter. So, what's the cure? Well, a breakaway series based on - Open Class Racing. Not CRT, not prototype. Run the CRT types as a support race to provide feed riders for the 1000cc Open. Open Class means a capacity limit and a few more practical limits then - rebuild as many engines as you want, use any tyres, rev to what you want, bore/stroke ratio to anything you want, any number of cylinders, etc, that sort of thing. Keep the 250cc singles for the young lads to learn on and put another class between 250cc and 1000cc CRT types. Apply some additional practical rules to the above and you're away. Nowadays a lot of the young lads have not much of an idea on how to select different tyres to get their personal best lap times and they are not going to learn that skill - that is a bad thing.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

BMEP

You're quite right for all but one point. Why make a breakaway series, surely what you're suggesting is the very essence of what Moto GP should all be about?..

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Deja vu

these type of arguments have run through motorcyle racing for decades, look at Honda's desperation to win BSB, they simply threw millions at it, top spec bikes, supposedly world class riders, until they got their goal. Go back to  Ago', he argueably rode the best available bikes, that was clear by his race times, clearly superior bikes. In contrast, Sheene struggled against Robert's as the Yamaha was the better bike, and Sheene would have won more than two titles with that advantage. It could have been said then that a third of the grid were only equal to the crt machines in today's MotoGP, and at the end of the day, the majority of race fans, are only interested in who crosses the line first, not the fine details.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Cornbowl.

"Sheene struggled against Robert's as the Yamaha was the better bike, and Sheene would have won more" Roberts brought his flat track experience and smoked Sheene. He was the better rider...

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

CHRainmaker

Hang on, I thought we were supporting British riders, and Barry will be the only British MotoGP champion still, for the foreseeable future, like forever.

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

CHR - Breakaway

A breakaway series is the only cure for a poisonous, corrupt, inept owner/management system that now prevails. Underhand deals are now commonplace so the whole lot should be replaced, forcibly.

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CH987

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CH987 says:

Hang on there cornbowl I actually agreed with your last couple of comments.

What a lot of people forget is that motgp has almost always been like this. Two best blokes out front on the best bikes. A top ten of almosts and the rest there to make up the numbers. All this talk of close racing,fairing bashing etc just don't happen in 95% of races.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

CH987

Yes, absolutely agree, we must be drinking the same stuff lol.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

let me say it

if Rossi hadn't have crashed out of the fight for the championship, would Lorenzo have had a world title? good chance he wouldn't. If Dani had not had that terrible set of circumstances at the last round, which has as good as, counted him out for the title, and Stoner had not been injured, would Lorenzo have been gifted the title this year, I think not. Sooooo, who knows, Lorenzo could still end up being Rossi's 'bitch' next year lol. 

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Bloodbubble..

People go on about wanting to see tyres smoking and bikes going in sideways, fair enough, it's good to watch. Gary McCoy was the premier exponent of that art but he finished 20th in 2002 and spent most of his time watching the racing from a hospital bed! How is that good for the sport and good for racing? The problem isn't the technology, the problem is the haves battling with the have not's. We need financial parity within the sport to make the racing better..

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