MotoGP » Why the MotoGP weight limit changed


“When the minutes arrived, [it turned out] that the MSMA decision was not unanimous. It was by majority” – Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 7:19 AM

MotoGP (2013) - 160 Kg
WSBK (2012) - 165 Kg

Pretty soon there wont be a difference. The guys running this show need to keep the trick chassis but bring in cheaper motors/electronics.

8=> - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 8:32 AM

I'm sure Honda spent plenty of money on building and developing the new bike to fit the 2012 specifications and then the goal posts get moved! Are they trying to make the sport more expensive or less?

rxracer

February 07, 2012 8:47 AM
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Hmmmmm, the proposal required a unanimous vote from the MSMA (the manufacturers). And it's not as if there's a dozen of them. Just 3. Honda, Yamaha, Ducati.
I'm not saying Ducati got what Ducati wanted, as I believe the argument that the 157kg limit is for the benefit of CRT bikes. But Ducati, having developed their bike much later, definitely saw an opportunity to take a small advantage by voting no. Knowing Yamaha and Honda would need to adjust more. I don't blame them though, racing is cutthroat.

Ballistic - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:07 AM

In the last year my brain is hurting by how many changes have happened in motogp, sooner or later they will realise that no-matter how many changes they make the most talented riders will always win.

If they want Casey out of the motogp they should just tell it to his face- " look motogp isnt about whos best , we want the most popular guy to win, and its gonna take years for people to accept your the best , so we think you should leave" , maybe they can set him up with like a fake drug test, and ban him or something.

Sheesh him just not going to go away with normal handicaps.

The special one? - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:07 AM

It's a no-brainer, changing the weight limit so late on and then lifting the testing ban are obvious moves to try and get the so-called GOAT back up to the front.

Just makes a complete mockery of the suposed desire to cut costs but then just about everything surrounding the Rossi era has been staged, this is just the latest nonsense.

dacron

February 07, 2012 9:28 AM

it has always seemed to me that stoner is forever the underdog against the sport in general.
the champion no one wants.
i don't think we will ever hear the true reasons why the weight was changed at such a ridiculous time , or why the bridgstones became mandatory.
all we know is they both came about after casey won each title.
even stranger with the weight change is it was introduced after it became clear things were going exactly like 2011.
personally my opinion is it won't hamper casey much as he has shown for years just how well he adapts to every situation.

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