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Matthew Birt  says:

No controlled electronics and no in-season engine mods in MotoGP

Honda, Yamaha and Ducati will no longer be able to introduce new or upgraded engines during the season, but will still be able to use their own traction control and anti-wheelie strategies as part of a revamp of premier class rules for 2014. After months of deliberations about reducing costs and improving the spectacle in MotoGP, a range of new technical...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (10 November 2012 18:49)

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Sep 11

Posts: 305

Here's how I'd do it

MotoGP=Any electrics, Any tyre manufacturer. But no factory teams. One Engine supplier, decided each year by who wins wsb. So the factory wins Wsb then gets to supply 5-10 prototype engines to every team on the grid and the exposure that comes with it. Plus all the development advantage that comes with all the best riders in the world and the best frame makers in the world using their equipment and all this would feed back down in to wsb. WSB = very limited tuning to engines and suspension, stock electrics. As far as I can see it's win win. Motogp keeps on being about the best riders in the world riding precision style but would feature closer racing to keep it exciting and it stays fully prototype, pushes R&D and will always feature the fastest bikes. WSB stays about big bikes muscling at each other round the track. The manufacturers only have to fund one team in a much more race on sunday buy on monday way, so it makes sense for them too, as well as providing feedback for the performance of their production machinery. Of course it'll never happen...

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Nov 12

Posts: 1

Syn3k says:

Kenny Roberts KR212V.

So DORNAs solution to boaring prototype racing is to retard the prototypes. brilliant!.... Yamaha and Honda were both actually comming up with resonable solutions to the embarassement that is the CRT. I hope these rule changes dont rubbish plans for customer "prototypes" (yamaha/honda). Or they could go to an option that is proven to work.... If DORNA wants to be F1 so bad at leat do it intelligently. Its not like prototype motors in 3rd party chassis can be competative...ooh wait they can. Where is Kenny Roberts and the KR211V when you need them!

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Feb 09

Posts: 235

tris123 says:

is it enough

Not sure these new rules will make much of a difference, the bikes all need to have similar bhp.  I suspect some of the CRT riders would be much further up the field if they had competitive machinery.

Lorenzo has only had to beat 1 rider this year, would have been 2 if Stoner hadn’t busted his ankle.  That is not a world championship.  Stoner last year didn’t even have that as both Lorenzo and Pedrosa were injured.  For me this is just boring.

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Mar 08

Posts: 315

vmax4steve says:


to be supplied by the factories to anyone who can afford them, bought not leased, chassis from whoever, brakes from whoever but must be 100% metal discs, suspension from whoever, tyres from whoever, control ECU with no traction control or corner to corner mapping or launch control or anti wheelie, 25 litres of fuel for all, control super & turbo charger for CRT engines that can be upgraded during the season.

Moto3, same as above

Moto2, same as above

WSB, production engines with production chassis & electronics, production wheels and treaded road tyres.

WSS, ended

Combine WSB and Motogp meetings extended by one day, thursday to sunday. Practise on thursday and friday, race day saturday for two WSB races plus one sidecar race, raceday sunday for Motogp. 


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Oct 12

Posts: 144

moto4 says:

new rules

Seemed to take a long time for this relatively simple response.

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