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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Uncle Carmelo - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 10:12 PM

I agree with the troll.

Uncle Carmelo is cleary out to help his nephew Valentino.

It will be interesting to see what other changes are made that may suit Ducati....testing ban change was the best....

Adriana - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 10:25 PM

DUMBED DOWN RACING UNCLE CARMELO!!!

IT'S TIME FOR THE MANUFACTURES TO TAKE CONTROL, STAR A NEW CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND LEAVE THE SPANIARDS TO WITHER AND DIE.

FRED1 - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 10:26 PM

Those who want Vehicle Gross Weight to be the same for all bikes (bike and rider combined) and think this will even things out b/t the 150 lb rider and the 125 lb rider..........your dead wrong.

The bike with the 125 lb rider will add weight to the bike where it will do the most to his advantage, like waaaay down low on the bike. The chunker who weights 150 lbs..........has all that extra weight in his fat **** way up high on the bike. No advantage there for the fatty boy rider.

It's not just Honda and Stoner miffed about the added weight (added after the bikes were already built/designed, but I guarantee Yamahammer is miffed also.

Ducati? Who knows. They've been working on their 2013 bike since the first of 2011 and ain't getting much done (1.25 sec off the pace) so a kg here and there won't matter much at all to them.

rab27 - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 11:13 PM

and so the dumbing down begins.wont be the premier class for long at this rate.when is carmelo going to realise crt,s are a waste of time.full blown superbikes will still be lapping faster than them all on pirelli control tyres in 2 years time.
once carmelo creates the artificially levelled playing field he seems hell bent on,he will see what happens.if superbikes end up faster than moto gp,the top riders,and fans will go there.
back in the early eighties honda,kawasaki etc were making 750,s that weighed just over 130 kg fully fuelled,these guys are having to ride around on fat bikes now.
the only rules required in moto gp are capacity,no forced induction and bore,weight and fuel limits are robbing us of seeing what the factories could really do if let off the leash,and what the riders could do with the bikes.

Claes

February 07, 2012 11:32 PM

Hi
For the last time
Read Stoner Q&A He was asked the question and answered it the way you should straight fwd, no one else have commented on it because they have not asked anyone else the question, and Ducati would not notice any difference because they designed the new bike after Dec 2011 and 4 kg is not much in real life but on the most extreme bike you can have and the speeds they are doing everything change, i.e. how do you think 4 kg will affect the suspension in a 180k corner, those 4 kilo is a bit more at that time:)
Cheers Claes

TheTroll

February 08, 2012 2:45 PM
Last Edited 1052 days ago

@ninja
JLo was leading the championship after winning all but Qatar going into Mugello when Rossi broke his leg.So i guess you will say he only won because Rossi was hurt. Why do you think Rossi was trying so hard? LOL, by the way, i have a much better question for you. When did Rossi beat an uninjured Jlo on equal equipment in a motogp season?

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