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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Fadil - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 11:54 AM

why are people complaining bout he min weight, all the teams build a bike thats like then the rules allow and add the extra weight where they wish to comply with the rules, top speed stuff is just bs most tracks have the bike topping out on the straight, ppl like dani are more likley to have a higher top speed cos of their rider is much lighter but i dont think its a big problem, being small has its advantages and disadvantages


February 07, 2012 12:06 PM

He aswered a question, tools
Sounds like corruption to me
"It was unanimus and when we took all the votes and whent behind closed doors it wasn't"
No one will gain on this because everyone gets it but Ducati is the only one designing the bike after the "unanimous" rule so they would have a little benefit, but not much:) The only benefit the pre December designed bikes will have is that they can put the weight exactley where they want to have it:)
Cheers Claes

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 12:12 PM

The weight change would have been easiest to incorporate for the Ducati true but still it doesnt give the Ducati an advantage in racing...the net weight is still the same for all bikes....

but why further increase the weight in 2013...i mean most development work for the CRT's will already be over by then...whats the point of increasing the weight then ????


February 07, 2012 12:19 PM

Funny how people call Casey a whinger we all know who they are, just can't get over the fact that someone has come along better than their hero, enjoy 2012 with your champ touring round developing his bike

FRED1 - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 1:52 PM

Now, now. We all know rossi was hired to develop the 2013 bike and that the 2011/2012 seasons were development years. Just ignore the 2011/2012 results.

He's such a great development rider. Wait til 2013 and then grade rossi/Burgess. Go rossi, my hero. Go champ go.

BenSugden - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 2:08 PM

Now, I'm no rocket scientist, but i think that Dani would possibly be the lightest rider. Unless he's been on the pies over christmas? He was moaning about the change too. Serves honda right for being so damned efficient! Lol

cyclopathic - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 2:35 PM

@Fadil, re: why are people complaining bout he min weight?

chassis are designed to flex and absorb bumps under big lean angles, adding weight requires nontrivial changes to frame.

Granted chatter they experienced is also due to tire change, not only due to weight but it is a part of the picture

Ritchie - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 2:45 PM

Lol,nice one mick!

For those who are unfamiliar with Blue Circle,they are a well known British company who manufacture cement powder and sell it in 20kg bags!

GpJohn789 - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 2:53 PM

The issue here isn't who's complaining or what the weight is. The issue is that the MSMA representative told Dorna there was a unanimous opposition to the weight change when it was not unanimous.. The MSMA representative mis-reprepresented. Clearly Honda objected to the weight change, whether it was Yamaha or Ducati who agreed we may never know. Dorna played by the rules, the MSMA goofed it up. Perhaps the rep assumed that all manufacturers would oppose the weight change and did not check. Or is so blindly loyal to Honda he did not consider the others. Or it was intentional, to try to bypass the agreeing factory. Regardless, Dorna was told there was unanimous opposition when there was not...

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