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pukka - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 1:34 PM

I guess crossroads in Europe means toilet in NA. Rossi is on his way out, possibly winning one more title. Stoner, Lorenzo are not as popular or media friendly. The most media friendly youngster sadly lost his life this season. The scrutiny has increased, the party appears to be over and the manufacturers have packed up their toys and have headed home. Couple that with WSC continuing its winning ways and more interesting competition and no wonder MGP sucks. And yes the CRT is second tier, unless they start winning they are just backmarkers.

honduc27 - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 1:49 PM

no matter what changes you will make,if someone out there who is really above the rest,theres nothing we could do, persons have different capabilities, theres nothing we can do to that,changing the rule every now will only destroy the sport, because all the developement make earlier will render useless,it will only make dominant team to be more stronger, motogp is all about contineous developemant for future technology for future bikes.what we can do is to hope that there will be someone could make the challenge fair and square.not changing rules to favor someone,all we can do is to watch the race as it is,sure there will be someone who could make the challenge, no one will stay on top forever.

Priaulx2

December 13, 2011 2:09 PM

As said earlier if it ain't prototypes it ain't moto gp.
My solution would be:
Prototype Engine
Prototype Chassis
Control ECU supplied by x
Dorna contract non-competing manufacturer(eg. bmw/ktm etc) to act as alternative engine suplliers to privateer chassis building/leasing teams (eg. suter/moriwaki) instead of having to lease from competing factory teams (honda, yamaha, ducati).
So you'd have
Repsol HRC Honda Honda
Yamaha Yamaha
Marlboro Ducati Ducati
And for example
Sponsor Gresini Suter KTM etc

WsbkIsTheReal

December 13, 2011 2:38 PM

- Officially both Motogp and WSBK r top class of racings in their series and WSBK is no way UNDER motogp. Its just that spectators have less maturity about racing n they go for motogp. So riders get more money and prefer motogp over WSBK.

- Motogp has always copied WSBK. It was WSBK which was always a 4stroke and a 1000cc (or 900cc) racing. Lately motogp followed it and changed to 4stroke and 1000cc. Now motogp is copying again and allowing production based engines with lesser restrictions.

- Prototype racing is unsensible. U can't ride anythng close to a bike which u watch. WSBK is production based but has enormous modifications to make the bike really fast and this inspires bikers like me to buy a particular superbike/bike.

-If Casey Leaves motogp and goes to WSBK then motogp is gone I bet. Give more pay in WSBK and see riders come where.

WSBK is the Mt. Everest of racing (not just bike racing).

Merenge - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 2:58 PM

Damn, blaming the 4stroke era and factories lol.

These 4 strokes might have put prices up to the roof but lets put our shoes in the riders for now. They all say they feel more better/faster/safer on the 4strokes against the 2 strokes. Valentino even was one of the first few to used TC and he never went back. Nor did he say he prefers things to go back to 2strokes.

Untimely deaths indeed in the 4stroke era we have, Simo and Kato were not result of 4strokes. But of just the nature of the sport. Motogp can/could kill you. Even stoner and hes mysterious illness should have been treated more gently for on his part, racing while ill will just result in grave consequences.

4stroke all the way, the only problem is the cost of the bikes that hampers minor manufacturers/racers to participate since they can't freakin' afford over a bazillion of dollars for an entire season. PERIOD. Not the electronics or etc. Don't blame the bikes, blame politics.

CRT may be an answer. Hell, motogp can jus

Pam

December 13, 2011 2:58 PM

I like the idea of going to a set of rules that takes the factories out or limits them. Something like prototype frames with factory engines that are unlimited with either no computers at all or spec electronics. Street tyres and no carbon brakes. Put it all back to rider skill, and have teams building bikes out of a shed. Wouldn't it be cool to have every team running their own designed bikes. I think the trick would be to make a set of rules that makes spending huge sums of money not really pay off on the track, but keep the bikes fast.

Coljan12 - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 3:24 PM

Debate:- mmm Ok lets take a step back and think about this shall we. WSBK MOTOGP, i for one love them both, but as for the bikes? take a close look at the best by far series in the world MOTO2 a level playing field where the racing is beyond close its awesome, the cream rises to the top. lets face it, why do you watch WSBK/MOTOGP ? Be honest its to see Vale, Casey ,Dani, Max ,Leon,Carlos.Bet you watch both with glee as i do? yes its the riders doing things beyond our capabilities we all love . I for one would love to see all the above compete in MOTO2 for a full season, God would that be a sight to behold, the BEST of the BEST on the same machinery going balls out for a win.

OK so whats my argument? i don't have one, just make it a level playing field with the greatest riders on earth RACING each other instead of parading round and the stadiums and TV screens will be full again.

Tetley

December 13, 2011 3:41 PM

@ merenge"...riders... all say they feel more better/faster/safer on the 4strokes against the 2 strokes."
The two strokes would have been much safer if they had continued and benefitted from anti-lock, anti-wheelie, traction control, launch control, fly-by-wire etc. All the rider aids were coming anyway because they give an advantage which manufacturers can not ignore. So we would have the same situation as now. 2 stoke or 4 stroke is not the reason for todays processional racing. It is the electronics which have taken away the spectacle from MotoGP. The solution is obvious...

dave sv - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 4:08 PM

i think jc racing is right about the spanish **** and what he did to them i say some body should ring pete clifford up and ask him his views on the crt rules i say bring them back so they can have a proper go this time

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