MotoGP » 2014 MotoGP ECU rules updated

"Each Manufacturer, (including motorcycle manufacturers and chassis manufacturers), can choose to enter up to 4 riders for the season who will participate with “Factory” status"

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July 26, 2013 1:09 PM

I think Dorna did a good job here.. The rules are very hard for manufacters and for the others they will have good options on the table, if they have the money they can also go with Manufacter ECU if Not they use Motogp and have more engines and more fuel to use.. Factory riders will be on pressure but anyway since they are the best they have to make a better job crash less ETC .. I fell we will have good years allready in 2014 it loocks a lot better and when Suzuki arrive it will be even more cool... Well done Dorna


July 26, 2013 1:23 PM
Last Edited 1014 days ago


yes, that option was only available for Factory and Satelite Teams but now even the small Teams can buy the Top ECU, the probleme is that the rules are the same has factory, and i think its only a good option if the Team feel that they have one good rider or Team to fight for the Top places.. Will be nice to wach what managers will risk with there corrente riders, for Exemple i dont think Forward racing will risk on the Top ECU, 4sure i would like Colin would be happy but lets wach what happen..

This give a great Boost for riders that need Team like Cal , Hayden and Bradl.. with there sponsers they can bring the money to this teams to risk more..


July 26, 2013 2:05 PM
Last Edited 1014 days ago

Sooo now if Honda or Yamaha or Ducati don't want a satellite team they don't have to have one amymore. Did I read that right?
If so then if the factory doesn't want a satellite team anymore, they can expand there factory effort at the cost of a satellite riders spot eg Honda has convinced a very fast Aussie that riding an rcv gp bike is an absolute blast of a thing to do for a living.


July 26, 2013 2:31 PM
Last Edited 1014 days ago

Probably because there will be a new weight limit increase or a capacity revision so the old machines wont be allowed within the proposed rules.
However if Dorna had of stuck with the 990's and didn't change the rules so much Honda and Yam would probably be happy to lease some old bikes to some privateers. But with the changing rules its probably hasn't crossed there minds recently.
Don't forget that there is no real advantage in the extra engines, fuel, and spec ecu when leasing from Yamaha as they will ensure that you won't match there factory bikes performance what so ever or other manudacturers for that matter as the factory will always have the edge.
At the moment these rules are just a compromise between what Dorna and the factories want which are two very seperate things.


July 26, 2013 3:06 PM

@ akaDan10

It is believed that Forward racing will be using a complete Yamaha bike but with spec ECU software.

Ducati have also said that they are willing to supply the complete "factory" spec GP13 to teams in 2014 but with the full spec ECU fitted instead of factory software.

The real unknown is if Aprilia will step up to become a full prototype, It is common knowledge that the RSV4 superbike started its design life as a MotoGP bike but was repurposed as a production bike when MotoGP switched to 800s & you have to believe that Aprilia still has the tech sat somewhere ready to roll out a prototype again


July 26, 2013 3:07 PM

The problem now is when a manufacturer gives suport to all riders take shelter under it fairly, then surely they gained a victory which will be divided in the matching circuit with the manufacturer. While other manufacturers do not hesitate to sabotage their own riders. Even these manufacturers no.1 rider did not hesitate to raise his hands and tell his friend to back off. This of course affects couples who will be champions.

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