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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February 08, 2012 3:05 PM
Last Edited 1392 days ago

Tha answer is never. Pedrosa(, collarbones, hand fingers ankles) Stoner(blocked from joining yamaha in 2006, scaphoid, the injury that ended kevin schwantz's career, illness) Lorenzo(ankles both at the same time actually, collarbones, leg, hand, detuned satellite bike, michn tires, no data sharing) all had injuries the years they were on the 800s when Rossi won and he tried everything to prevent JLo getting equal equipment, only Rossi can set up a bike in 80 seconds so the wall was put up and the youngster kept on winning in spite of no sharing, LOL! does that tarnish his titles the way you infer to tarnish the titles of Stoner and JLo? We know why the rules changed after the bike was built, don't we?
Please, no hijacking.

Nate - Unregistered

February 08, 2012 5:36 PM

Are you honestly trying to say that lorenzo never beat rossi in a race before he broke his leg!!! please!! Lorenzo was winninng the championaship when Rossi crashed under pressure. Lorenzo forced Rossi out of yamaha! (fact) Rossi said it himself, he wanted to be number one in the team and asked yamaha to pick between him and lorenzo! They picked lorenzo!ouch!!


February 08, 2012 7:11 PM

2006! 2007! 2010! 2011!until infinity the years to come will have something similar in the outcome no matter how many rules get changed at the last minute. HRC will redesign the chassis to incorporate the weight.So if you misinterpret the vote does it stand as a rule or not. How can it be misinterpreted at all? there are only like 5 voters not thousands or millions!!Sounds like the oil companies trying to explain why gas prices can't be any cheaper despite the obvious fact that they can.

minimalist - Unregistered

February 08, 2012 8:57 PM

Let me get this right. Rossi actually gerrymanders all the things attributed to him on these posts?! My, how does he get to do that? Where does he get all that power from? Especially if he is supposed to be the past, a fading star? Shouldnt a certain bloke who is supposed to be the PRESENT and FUTURE of the sport have all the gravitas? Zounds, he is even the WC. What, all dressed up and nowhere to go? Poor me, am so good, am so fast, am the world champion, I yap so much, but no one gives a damn! They belittle me. They put banana peels in my way. They are biased in favor of HIM! Am going to throw all my toys outta the pram.


February 08, 2012 9:58 PM
Last Edited 1392 days ago

Michelin had a contract with Yamaha to provide the factory team with tires They were promised their factory teams by Dorna. Rossi wanted Casey's bridgestone tires, guess what happened, domino effect then pedrosa who had Nakano test them on his gresini bike with factory kit so they could have data for him then switched mid season then next thing you know bridgestone is the spec tire supplier. Rossi has pull because he is the Dorna media darling. They did suffer due to his injury in 2010 and even more since the titanic left port bound for new york(switch to ducati, 80 seconds) So I am agreeing when you guys say that Rossi has more marketability than Jorge Casey and Dani,Rossi is the face of motogp at the moment, but smiling and doing wheelies or riding around with a giant chicken is not being the best racer.Carmelo sees Rossi as the goose that laid the golden eggs. So like the banks and insurance companies that caused the financial crisis.They cannot afford to have him fail.a

BillAce - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 12:53 PM

Lets see, it wasn't Honda and Yamaha did no development last year to focus their efforts on the 2012 bike. My money is on Ducati.

4KG is significant weight addition, look what a lesser reduction did for Ducati in WSBK.

Take a MotoGP chassis and weigh it. Now take a CF MotoGP chassis and weigh it. I wonder what the delta is? I wonder how hard it is to cut weight when you add chassis weight and have a big lump of a motor that needs excellent durability? It would sure help if the weight limit was just raised up for everyone right around the time that the new bike is assembled. It certainly seemed to help those CRT bikes a ton, maybe it should be 40KG if that was the intent!

angga - Unregistered

February 10, 2012 4:06 AM

why do u guys always blame rossi cause this 5h1t, i'm not rossi follower, just sit down ur ass and wacth the race ...every decision must have been thought out the consequences,,,so whats up casey..are u chiken or what !! just race dont talk


March 05, 2012 3:16 PM

It's not the fact that the bikes got heavier, it's the fact that it was changed at the last moment to suit Dorna. That's NASCAR-esque incompetence, yet Rossibots are hooting about it being a good thing.

Looks like it is true, that Rossi fans lack integrity.

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