MotoGP » Discussions continue for MotoGP's future

"First step was to have enough bikes on the grid. We have that. Now the second thing is to have them competitive" - Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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clueless - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 7:18 AM

One only has to look at Dorna's past performance to realise that it's incapable of sorting out MGP. Dorna is directly responsible for allowing costs to escalate to the point that privateers cannot field a bike, hell, even some factory teams ditched MGP due to costs, Kawasaki and Suzuki. CRT's mixed with Factory bikes is not the answer either, look at the time sheets these last few days, some of the CRT riders will be lapped by lap 10 of a race, this isn't racing it's rubbish.

Dorna has to decide on CRT's bikes only or full factory bikes only, if it's factory then ensure that the rules will bring costs down so that more full factory bikes can partake in racing.

Just curious - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 7:28 AM

How do they reduce costs if the go back to being all factory prototype bikes?
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February 02, 2012 7:31 AM

First get CRT's competitive among eachother. Races will now be like this:

Last prototype +1 minute
Aprilia CRT + 5-20s
Suter BMW + 40-60s
FTR-KAWA +60-120s and more

Huge gaps between CRT's.

So when you replace proto with CRT, nothing will change. And as soon as Yamaha and Honda concentrate on their CRT's with the factory teams and the huge expense they can put in the frame, we will be where we started.


February 02, 2012 7:44 AM

Factory equipment with $ restrictions. No factory teams, unless they fall within the $ restrictions. Custom chassis builders only. Control ECU. Bring back the tire wars. Get rid of fuel limits & tire allocations. Put $ limits on all parts/pieces. You need 2 bikes per rider to ensure a full race grid on Sunday. Reorganize the schedule to make sense logistically.

Steven - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 7:55 AM

Ezpeleta said“Number of riders is not a problem. We have 21 and that is very close to the maximum number we want to have"

You are kidding ! 21 is pathetic. And all this rubbish about cost cutting is stupid. Didn't work in F1 and hope it doesn't work in MotoGP !

Marc70 - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 8:44 AM

maybe it would an idea to make the crt standard for every bike on the grid. no more prototypes.

costs would be reduced, and we could see some closer racing as its already happening in moto2.

i for myself would give up those prototypes for some closer racing action in a heartbeat.

just my 2cents

tm - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 9:12 AM

Marc70, we already have that. It is called WSBK. MGP == prototype racing, just like you can only race the LMP class with a prototype.

The problem is not cost or prototypes, the problem is all those d1ckweeds (so-called 'fans' included) wanting to turn a racing sport in a sponsor owned entertainment event where the riders and results are second or third to the spectacle. Sport is not a spectacle. Sport can be, but it is not the target. Sport is about winning, pure and simple. And every idiot that thinks MGP will be better if they can create more spectacle doesn't have a clue about what MGP and the sport is about and participates in ruining a great sport.


February 02, 2012 9:34 AM


Sorry I can't help myself when people make lame statements to push thier cause.

So what happened in 08,09 and 2010?
Stoner WAS argueable "on the worst bike"

Please engage brain before putting mouth into gear.

Not having a go at Stoner, just the poster.


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