The RCVRs fuel tank..
is allowed 24 litres. Nakamoto boasted HRC didn't need the full allocation and said it was 23 litres..turns out it's only 22.2 litres.
More lies and deception..Bulto-style.
This excerpt is from an excellent piece by Kevin Cameron - respected MotoGP technical journalist in everyone's mind apart from Redneck Robert Buttamasangy, of course..because he's a YANK.
If you truly want to start getting your head around politics and the role HRC play within the sport, threatening and manipulating the series to gain advantage while building their evil empire..open the link to the full article..
MotoGP race director Mike Webb says..
More recently, there has been a rules change regarding the fuel limit. Because liquid hydrocarbons shrink about one cc per liter for each degree Centigrade they are cooled, teams have carried large refrigerators to shrink their fuel.
“Fuel-temperature limits came about as a consequence of the capacity limits,” Webb commented. “Every one of those steps is requested by the MSMA. Cooling the fuel is something that any engineer would naturally do. Once it became apparent they were doing that, MSMA said, ‘Please, can we set a temperature limit?’ A limit of 15 degrees Centigrade below ambient was set. I believe it is 10 C in F1. They will go to the absolute tolerance they are permitted. We followed what F1 did.”
The latest rule now requires teams to decant fuel into a container of specified shape so the thermometer can be pushed right to the bottom (where the coldest fuel, being the most dense, settles). Why such a rule?
Because a least one team, rumored to be Honda, was “asking” a tech inspector to not push his thermometer to the bottoms of its tanks, “for fear that it might damage the fuel pump pickup.”
What was actually happening is that a team or teams were freezing a part of their fuel to very low temperature, pouring it into the bottom of the tank to create a temperature-stratified situation. So long as the thermometer wasn’t pushed down into the super-cooled layer, all would be legal. Requiring the fuel to be measured in a special container prevents such temperature stratification."