MotoGP » 1000cc set for Mugello test debut

Dorna is keen to give teams plenty of time to prepare for the 2012 season when MotoGP returns to 1000cc.

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pp916 - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 10:10 AM

But is anybody other than Suter working on a bike? Not heard of any others....
And will it end up in a court case with the WSB organisers over the encroachment into their class ie using production based engines?
Could all get very messy!

Just a racing fan - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 10:27 AM

It would let the best rider shine more so than the ones with the most $$. Look @ how awesome Moto2 was last year. Easily more overtaking & level field. Elias was ear-marked from the beginning based on his obvious talent after spending time in the premiere class. Shows what control aspects do for the spectacle. Not necessarily for development tho. That should be for MotoGP only!

The King - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 10:34 AM

I don't see the big deal. Moto1 bikes will have about as much in common with SBKs as Moto2 and WSS bikes have with each other. It's not like Dorna are going to roll out a grid full of Fireblades for next year! The bikes will still have that GP chassis to distinguish them from other classes.
Can't wait to see more bikes, teams, and riders on the grid.


March 10, 2011 10:49 AM

@Just a racing fan - totally agree
The absolute performance of a bike doesn't really matter as long as they're reasonably fast. what counts is that the bike allows the rider to express themselves and is cheap enough to lead to full grids. Also that all riders have the same equipment and that there are NO electronics. I am sick of races being won by little men in the pits with laptops.
I am also beginning to think that the best size for a racing bike is 600cc, last year Moto2 and WSS were always absolutely stunning whereas MotoGP and WSBK were occasionally good (too many electronics?)

Liam - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 11:17 AM

This is a chance for Rossi and Ducati to build a scorcher of a bike. Maybe that's why they aren't doing so well so far maybe they are more focused on next year.

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