MotoGP » Dorna 'shows' the way for MotoGP 2013

“If you have to choose between technology and entertainment, you choose the show” – Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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Ronny - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 2:46 PM

Brillant, cannot wait for it to happen.

Oh and dont let the door hit you on the way out Honda - ha ha. The one who laughs the last laughs the longest and the hardest.

Bye bye special HRC factory gearboxs, ecus, specail enginess. Now it will be rider skill!!

Chak De Phatey - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 2:59 PM

The formula for an enjoyable prototype sport for spectators and low cost for manufacturers is easy. Just 3 things:

1. Let the bike manufacturers role be to provide engines. This way Suzi, Kawa and others CAN participate but without the global large team costs. Leverage suppliers to provide shocks. There are plenty of these, e.g. Ohlins, Showa, Brembo, etc, etc.

2. Dump the electronics especially traction control and launch control systems.

3. Level the playing field with the weight limit being the combined rider and bike weight together.

Sit back and enjoy!

Giancarlo Falappa - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 3:00 PM

I enthusiasticly anticipated and watched every 500cc GP that was ever televised to my locales.A decent road going replica of those bikes was around $3k when last sold.As we passed into the current era,the only road going replica was the Ducati Desmosedici,it has appeal for sure.But at around $75k few can afford such a thing.I realize now that I have outlived GP racing.As it is now,I still watch the races.After 2012,I have a notion that I will become apathetic about seeing the show.The closer it gets,I am starting to get the impression that GP is turning into NASCAR?I won't be watching anything like that,sorry.GF


January 11, 2012 3:16 PM

The problem is that "superbikes" have fully benefited from all the trickle-down technology from GP to the point that the SBK series is running near GP in performance. This line has been blurred to the extreme. Now is the time for GP to use the CRT formula by tuning street-based engines to the limit and sticking them in a custom chassis. All the while, SBK should be limited to as near a showroom bike as possible. The relevance of both series will be clearer. What's wrong with watching a stock Pinigale with 190+ HP blast around Imola?! We've just become spoiled.

Bridgestone - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 3:17 PM

This guy make's changes faster then Lucky Luke can shoot.
Only this guy doesn't know were to shoot at, so he keeps on shooting untill he kill's MotoGP.
Less fuel,
Less engine's
max rev limit
more weight
controle ecu
max bore (81mm)
max price
125cc 2 stroke = 250cc slomo
250 2 stroke = 600cc Honda class

This realy = MotoGP? This realy = a prototype class?
The only thing he needs to change now is the name, i got one for him "ControleGP"
Now Thats sounds great :-(


January 11, 2012 3:57 PM

I guess action needed to be taken.

I'm actually for a standard ECU as long as the fuel limit goes out. I think that way we can have the best of both worlds.

CRT is kinda nice and I hope it can persuade factories to supply engines like Cosworth in F1.

Bryan G - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 4:04 PM

Many people still do not realise that CRT engines need not be production based - they can be prototype engines with the same 81mm max bore size as a manufacturers engine.The only difference is that it can be claimed by another team for a fixed price.Hopefully this will give rise to a few interesting 'Backyard Specials'

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