MotoGP » 800cc MotoGP exit date not yet certain

"It looks like there could be the possibility for the factories - if they wish - to continue to use the 800cc bike" - Herve Poncharal.

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Stevo - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 7:30 AM

The whole idea is to cut costs, so how does a grid of hyper-expensive factory bikes, racing privateer 1000's cut costs ? All it does is create a two tier championship. This muddies the waters even further when organisers are already claiming there are too many 'world champions' (125,250,motogp,wsbk,wss).
I was beginning to think maybe I was being too harsh with Dorna, and maybe they do know what they are doing, but no, they ARE a bunch of ****ing idiots.
Espaleta needs to grow a set of balls, stop asking the factories what they want and TELL them how its going to be. After all, its the factories who have created this situation.

stavros - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 7:45 AM

Stevo in case you haven't noticed the factories ARE GP. They invented the series and if you shove a set of rules down their throat they don't like they'll walk and GP will cease to be.

I'd like to see privateer teams given the opportunity to race 1000cc bikes with heavily modded up production engines next year if they want to, which will give them a head start before the factories switch over in 2012.

Stevo - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 7:55 AM

Sorry Stavros but you're completely wrong on every point.
The factories aren't motogp, if they leave everyone who has been priced out will return (look at Moto2), and if you think privateers will be allowed to beat the factories you are sorely mistaken, Dorna have already said this will NOT be allowed.


February 06, 2010 7:56 AM
Last Edited 2068 days ago

This has nothing to do with saving costs.. if it was, where are the 07, 08 and 09 800s that could have been used to boost grid numbers? IN the fcukin' crusher. If factories will not let the electronics thing go, GPS, 3 axis gyros and all, Dorna needs to ban them as they have absolutely SFA to do with road bikes and safety as claimed by MSMA, it just ensures the factories have an unbeatable advantage..
Grow some teeth and a spine Ezpeleta, they all walked before..let them go again..To55ers.

stavros - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 8:07 AM

Stevo if you think GP would maintain its premier class status without the factories investment you're flat out mistaken. Moto2 is a semi control class, GP is a prototype class. Without the factories developing new technology in GP the series would quickly become a second string class to World Superbike and would be totally redundant.

concerned - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 8:45 AM

The Factories need Motogp more than Motogp needs them.Remember the days when you had full grids, wild card entries, and local aces gave the factory boys a run for their money. Those days are long gone, bring on 1,000 cc bikes and open the class up to all comers, if you qualify, you race.Wsb spec engine, without Wsb restrictions as a base, prototype chassis, close racing almost guaranteed. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Stevo - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 9:04 AM

Stavros, if Rossi left for WSBK, Motogp would be dead, that's how important the factories are.
Motogp belongs to enthusiasts always has, always will.
The factories have highjacked motogp to showcase their wares, they control the costs, they control who can and cannnot enter and they control Dorna, they even pay for the 'privateer' teams. Without them it would florish, but you must have bought into the F1 model and can't beleive anything else would work. I'm guessing you haven't been around too long.

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