objective synopsis from Bulto..long may it continue.
I think we have to be patient..the field is not suddenly going to become full of manufacturers supplying 4 bikes each..say, a 2 bike Factory squad plus 2 more satellite machines, run by current independent teams.
I have an idea that this is eventually the aim though..and point me to a fan who wouldn't be excited by that prospect?
CRT/Open has fulfilled Dorna's most pressing need..filling the grid. There are other goals on the list..
Performance wise..competitively speaking..this filling of the grid is being done from the back forwards.
From front to back would be better..but for various complicated reasons - politics - this hasn't happened.
If the rules can reduce the cost to 'compete fairly' and maintain stability..other Facories may look at the class and take a punt to enter.
This has not happened up until now - the reverse in fact - because the current Factory 20 litre/5engine rules sets the bar too high..
Imagine..Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Aprilia, Suzuki, Kawasaki and BMW..which makes 7..all supplying 4 bikes each..very nice indeed..
The grid filled from the front back..competitive bikes like, I think most of us hope, Aleix's will be this year..putting the cat amonst the pigeons..upsetting the applecart..
It's almost slipped under the radar, what with the new season starting and all the rule changes and confusion..but..HRC are STAYING with a spec ECU.
This is a massive concession, Carmelo should be applauded.
Current Factories will pool their electronic code and share that knowledge..new entrants potentially benefit too.
Sensors will be limited and the Grand Prix Comission will decide - for the good of the sport - how complicated and expensive that process will be..basically, simpler and cheaper.
Less complicated electronics and rider aids that actually slow and penalise the more needy pilots.
Dumbing down the bikes. Dumbing up the riders.
Now..what's going on with Casey in America..?