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shamarone

December 13, 2011 9:58 PM

re: "The manufacturers are largely to blame for the state of MotoGP today."

however in stark contrast to the sage observations of pukka and etienne, nealio just typed out a WCE. :rolleyes: one of the "Worst Comments Ever"...! pheew is that ever a stinker.

po - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 10:13 PM

In the next few years, if Carlo is hell bent on CRT dominance, then either he'll be gone or the factories will go because no matter how you spin it the ultimate desitny for Moto GP lies in the the hands of the MSMA and not Dorna. I can forsee if the factories get so peed off at Dorna then they will start a new championship where they allowed to demonstrate their R&D prowess on their terms, not Dorna's. The stark reality is in a economic downturn every man will cut his cloth accordingly and rightly so and this is just a reaction to it. Watch what happens when where in an econmomic upturn, I guarantee the factories will be back.

shamarone

December 13, 2011 10:26 PM

re: "stopping the expensive software for traction / launch/ anti wheelie / etc control."

do yourself a favor guys... let go of this one. if an overwhelming case for safety hadn't been made...? you could've been "granted your wish". as it stands, electrics represent a proverbial "genie" that will never (nor should ever) be put back in it's "bottle". if we err...? then we do so on the side of safety. at a MINIMUM we owe that to marco and those lost before him.

barneybare - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 11:17 PM

It won't be two-tier machinery- it'll be triple-tier. Full factory v Satellite (and they aren't factory spec) v CRT.
In olden times, factories made and sold race bikes and engines.
Privateers took them and tune, developed, modified and updated them. Made new frames. New 5 & 6 speed gearboxes. Leading short/ long link forks. Trailing link forks. Hub centre steering. Multiple brake units. Electronic ignition.
There was innovation. There was real progress. All in the hands of privateers like Francis Beart, Tom Arter,
Chris Vincent, Helmut Fath, Florian Camathias, Seeley, the Rickmans etc etc.
And along came Honda and the Japanese club. Full factory this and that, ridiculous power, stupid costs and seriously diminished grids.
All my fault,I was an early convert to Japanese bikes losing my old leakey not especially reliable Brit & Italian bikes in favour of all the usual suspects plus some almost unknown. (eg Marusho/ Lilac/ StoneBridge/ Tohatsu).
For Moto GP to be the pinnacle of racing

barneybare - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 11:21 PM

For Moto GP to be the pinnacle of racing again it must be the pinnacle of racing. That means more bikes. More teams. more riders.
If that means Moto2, Moto3 and CRT then let it happen.

dontMatter - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 11:25 PM

Stop the BS about WSBK being more exciting. Put the 4 aliens in WSBK, and it will equally boring as MotoGP. We are witnessing some superior riders of our era. Enjoy the show!

??? - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 11:58 PM

"Stop the BS about WSBK being more exciting. Put the 4 aliens in WSBK, and it will equally boring as MotoGP. We are witnessing some superior riders of our era. Enjoy the show!
Posted by dontMatter"

Huh, what 4 aliens?

I thought there were only 3?

NutBallRacer

December 14, 2011 12:41 AM

So many comments here are based on the premise that the big manufacturers (the 4 Japanese and one Italian) are the basis of MotoGP, and shuld be compelled to supply bikes like theirs to anyone. Honestly, MotoGP should not be a who*re to the big manufacturers. MotoGP is a prototype series for technology and innovation. People act like that can only come from some deep pockets manufacturer. Total crap. The sport should set a formula that provides a good show. If the big manufacturers want to play they need to play the game with such rules. Fewer rules is better, as in every facet of life. Rules should be on basic physical limits: displacement, tyres, controls (electronics), maybe weight minimums including rider. Do you think there won't be GPs if the factories bail out? They aren't the problem, at least directly-it's the way the sanctioning bodies work with them.

swaywards

December 14, 2011 1:10 AM

clean burning direct injection 2 strokes motors are on the way,ktm unofficaly claim to have a 2t crosser running with di.ski doo snowmobiles already selling these motors.wont be cheap for the new tech but will open a new world for 2 strokes.braaaap.

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