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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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Sep 12

Posts: 109

Tripitaka says:

Financial Parity

is just a utopian dream it will never happen.  Reality is that whatever happens    we'll all continue moaning and groaning and and thinking of the perfect answer   but whatever the outcome   we'll all continue to watch and enjoy!!    Aragon coming up guys  so let's all watch and enjoy.

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Jul 08

Posts: 185

BMEP says:


I agree it is quite difficult to get things right in this sport as we are now but good men could turn the whole thing around - eventually. Getting the gangsters out is never easy but if we have a future that's the direction to go, the sooner the better.

Technology. You're quite right with this subject, I can never understand the cries of 'Evil Electronics' because when you are ready to go fast you >Turn Them Off! If you have fuel injection you must have 'electronics' (nowadays). You have to have fuel injection management to get to the end of the race (not enough fuel). If there are ever any new riders using a 1000cc prototype then you MUST have a way of turning down the vicious power delivery to keep them alive while they learn what NOT to do, etc. more and more 'electronics' to offer all levels of control. Like it or not they are an absolute necessary. Fiddling about with ECUs is 100% NO, what next a regulation crankshaft! We've got a bunch of F1 coping idiots trying to run the show.

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Jul 09

Posts: 739

trailler says:

Has anybody

on here , tried to ride/race a 250bhp GP bike with no electronic'! .


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Mar 09

Posts: 52

oily1984 says:


I would like to see a reduction in rider aids personally, the reason being I believe it will lead to closer racing and allow better riders on weaker machinery the chance to mix with the big boys. the reason I believe this would happen is that the big mistakes will still result in a crash however the electronics won't save the small mistakes for the rider ie. opening the throttle to wide on exit without electronics means a wobble and a slide affecting drive on the straight, with electronics no wobble and a small but impressive slide. With the electronics small mistakes aren't punished on the lap board and as such the following rider doesn't gain any ground from the mistake encouraging processional racing.

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Jul 11

Posts: 1916

CHRainmaker says:

Last year..

..the BSB championship was decided over 0.6 of a second, this after a season of racing with bikes that have sophisticated electronics on board. If all the teams can afford roughly the same sort of package, then we see closer racing. It's nothing to do with the electronics..

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Jul 08

Posts: 185

BMEP says:


A quick note to remind everyone - so called 'electronics' only ever turn the power down they never increase power. The bikes run at maximum output and have the wick turned down for reasons of fuel consumption, wet weather, inexperienced riders, inadequate tyres and anything else you can think of. It is a very practical solution to a very dangerous situation. Even at club racing level you will see a wet weather engine setting being dialled in and traction set, so trying to ban something from GP racing that the club racing lads have seems completely daft.

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