MotoGP » MotoGP rookie rule, engine limit clarified.

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July 29, 2009 12:32 PM

I really have trouble understanding the logic behind the rookie rule.... let the private teams employ the riders that are most likely to cause the most damage to the bikes finding the limits in a new championship before letting the factory teams cherry pick the cream of the crop? And this is supposed to help private teams?

waz - Unregistered

July 29, 2009 12:54 PM

I don't know quite how to feel about these engine restrictions. What about changes to the computer system in the last 7 races? And how does it contribute to MotoGP as a prototype class if new parts become available but teams are not allowed to fit them.?

I guess you can change a cassette gearbox out without breaking the seals.

Hope Ducati desmo and the pneumonia valves on other bikes can go more than one round without being checked.

Presumably you've got to share those five engines across both your wet and dry bike as well.

waz - Unregistered

July 29, 2009 12:55 PM

The rookie rule I'm guessing is aimed at making satellite/privateer teams more competitive - effectively a salary cap or draft system for hot new talent being brought in from lower classes, WSBK etc.

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