MotoGP » Suzuki engine exemption to be discussed at Brno

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Bucksboy - Unregistered

July 25, 2010 11:06 PM

The rules should be applied without making an exception for Suzuki: to do otherwise is to reward failure (in their case, failure to develop a sufficiently reliable/powerful engine). Presumably the motive is to maintain grid numbers, but in view of the lowly placing of the team, starting from the end of the pitlane with a 10-sec penalty, as the rules stipulate, isn't going to make much difference anyway, so that's what should happen. Just imagine what the reaction of the privateer teams would be if Suzuki, under an 'extra-engine' dispensation, were suddenly to start overtaking some of them in the placings. No, this is a bad idea!

abc - Unregistered

July 25, 2010 11:24 PM

If there really was that "Gentlemen's Agreement" already done before the season even started, why not make this exception part of the rules or at least announce it back then?
Regardless of Pro or Con of this measure, I'm baffled why they didn't just take care of this ahead of time. They did it with the Rookie rule, why change things up this time in the middle of the season?


July 25, 2010 11:27 PM

Throw some dirt on these guys (Suzuki) and let them rest in peace.
It's clear by now they have no real intention of fielding competitive bikes and that's a shame,as their street machines are quite good.

Oliver - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 2:49 AM

The notion of "face" is important in East-Asia.

If Suzuki is allowed more engines, they clearly loose face in my view.

It would be better for them to withdraw at the end of the season and come back in 2012 with a new racing machine.

NCR - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 5:02 AM

So what if the Suzukis need extra engines? If they can just shoehorn another four, (or maybe even eight), cylinders into those frames they might finally be competitive - at least on the straights! A twelve cylinder radial configuration would sound great.

Andrew Long

July 26, 2010 11:13 AM

Perhaps Dorna are scared that Suzuki will do another Kawasaki and run 1 unbranded bike next year before quitting in 2012. Perhaps this is why they are asking for extra engines.

Suzuki are underachievers....there to make up the numbers.

Time to merge Motogp/WSB perhaps - heresy to many i hear you say :-o


July 26, 2010 11:45 AM

So it's not a done deal as earlier reports suggested.
Still the bikes have the prettiest livery in the paddock and look great on TV. They aren't a threat so why not give them all the engines they need. GP desperately needs bikes on the grid.

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