MotoGP » Single bike scrapped, Dunlop lands Moto2 deal.


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Stitcho -

June 26, 2009 6:06 PM

Wet/Dry races just red flag race and then restart 20 mins later. Gives the mechanics a chance to swap settings, tyres etc.. As far as Lorenzo's warm up crash, stay on the bike and then's there no problem..
There's no excuse why they cannot run one bike but I am glad that they have binned the idea. :?

Motogp nut - Unregistered

June 26, 2009 8:44 PM

I'm not really in favour of only one bike per rider as this would restrict the teams set up time if they had issues in practice and so riders who should be up front and give great racing could be down the grid, and we loose that spectacle. However the motoGP grid has way to few bikes and if this would genuinely make for more starters and teams then it should be done. I do not like the switching of bikes for flag to flag racing, one race one bike should be the rule. Its a shame we don't get to see the mechanics changing wheels and competing themselves when tyres need changing in flag to flag racing. Anyone really know why they switch bikes and not wheels? Motogp looses out on this point to me

scott22 - Unregistered

June 27, 2009 7:48 AM

At last some sense has been seen and the crazy idea of one bike is gone. Would have created a whole raft of problems, the flag to flag scenario, the fact the riders would be afraid to push early in qualifying in case of a crash, it may put them off trying new set up in the warm up on raceday again in case of crashes, and what happens if someone crashes an takes out another rider, its not their fault but they could be out anyway. I agree in theory that it was supposed to free up bikes for other teams but in reality with the economy and sponsors hard to find some teams may find to finance, whats to stop manufacturers just not producing the spares and sticking to one saving the £

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