..pogo is right and Bob, who struggles to keep Rossi bashing out of ANY comment, lets his bias even further undermine an already shallow understanding of the sport.
21 litres(20 next year) and 5 engines is NOT racing motorcycles..it's an exercise in rule making to gain the upper hand. The MSMA proposed and voted these rules in..NOT Dorna.
It's not even trickle down R&D. Corner by corner mapping is RACE Specific and only works within the relatively simple confines of a track, say 15 corners.
Practical street application - with roads being closed one day and open the next meaning diversions, plus speed limits and changeable road surfaces due to weather/various states of repair - makes the idea a complete non starter.
Then there's the cost of putting it on your production bike and the fact you don't need to make 20 litres last because there is a petrol station round the corner.
Do you buy a brand new Blade for it's fuel economy?
Ezpeleta is hoping Honda & Yamaha back themselves into a corner over this pre-occupation with limited fuel and engines.
He understands that a healthy series needs to encourage competition and will give the Non Factory bikes whatever they need to close the gap. 17 months in to 1000cc and CRT bikes, the gap HAS closed dramatically and will continue to do so.
You buy a production RCV knowing Honda will not allow the bike to compete with it's factory bikes. Yamaha have even more control over their lease M1 deals. The new non factory bikes from Japan will have their performance limited dependant on the same companys full-blown factory bikes' ability to sip 20 litres and last three-and-a-half rounds per engine.
Carmelo may tweak the rules further to balance performance, maybe 18 litres for Factory..26 for Non. He might give the Non's more engines.
You just watch the Japs spit the dummy and insist Aprilia run to Factory rules when they start getting closer still.
Why should Aprilia, or any other factory considering entry to GP, have to play under rules that disadvantage them, they didn't vote for and have fuck all to with racing motorcycle's in in any purist way shape or form?