MotoGP » MotoGP: Filling the grid

"If other manufacturers, for example Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW and Aprilia, can join MotoGP [this] is the best solution"

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Bush - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 9:13 AM

What happens to all the factory bikes from this year surly next year someone should be able to pick up a casey or jorge bike from this year at a fraction of the cost get a rider like randy or marquez and be with in a couple of tenths

way to go - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 9:50 AM

The only way forward is to,
1). Remove all the electronics or rider aids.

2). Put a cap on the bike production costs, i.e. NO bike on the grid can cost more than $200000

3). Single tyre rule.

4). unlimited fuel.

5). Limit engine capacity to 1000cc's

Let the racing begin...

some1 - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 10:16 AM

Aprilia extending the MotoGP prototype bike by selling the "Open Source" CRT bike. Whatever the source of the base bike to begin with, it doesn't have anything to do with WSBK.

Once the manufacture changed the bike parts beyond anything that allowed to be race in WSBK, the stock bike has become a new prototype. This will provide a privateer team affordable GP kits with a fraction of the cost leasing an expensive satellite bike.

Aprilia is returning to MotoGP but not take a part in it. Kawasaki too and welcome to BMW. Suzuki could do the same if there is a privateer team were so kin to use their brand.


March 14, 2012 10:24 AM

The manufacturers want to experiment.
The privateers want cost control.
The fans want close racing and overtaking.

Give everyone the choice.
600s, 4 cylinder, anything goes, 67mm piston, 6 engines.
800 to 1200, 4 or 3 or 2, piston limit, control ECU, rev limits, control cam profile etc.

Jack Mordino

March 14, 2012 10:29 AM

It pains me to say, but all this in reality means that MotoGP is now just 12 bikes which means it's dead and the CRT teams are like the machines in the intensive care chamber, keeping the patient alive until (if ever) he recovers.

What we have in reality, is 2 totally different classes racing in the same track at the same time and one of them gets its rules regulated so as to "dial in" enough competitiveness so that they don't claim victories but also they don't fall off too much behind.

Not very delightful in my eyes but alas, if it is for the better...

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 11:54 AM

removing electronics and fuel limit is not a solution...electronics for improved handling,etc. and managing a good fuel efficiency is exactly what the factories are trying to improve...this stuff finally comes down to production bikes.....

actually..the thing they could do is increase the min weight of the factory bikes such that the increased weight causes them some disadvantage..they can thus improve their engines, etc and carry on development to counter this disadvantage...although seeing how much the riders complained regarding the 4kgs dunno how much they will if its increased a lot more....

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 11:57 AM

or maybe they could keep a fixed acceleration or top speed for the factory bikes....and switch this rule every year..

so one year they develop stuff to increase top speed when their acceleration is fixed while the next year they try improving acceleration when their top speed is they can manage it is up to them.....

by keeping one thing fixed, they have some disadvantage but at the same time the development doesnt stop


March 14, 2012 12:20 PM

I think the only way to TRUELY make MotoGP MotoGO again is to try and come up with solutions to entise Kawasaki, Aprilia, BMW and Suzuki to return/join.

They all have the ability to be competitive. That alone could make it 20 bikes on the grid.

V6Stroker - Unregistered

March 14, 2012 12:39 PM

Well, Aprilia, Kawak, Suzuki, BMW may not need to reenter MotoGp... why waste money? they may just supply the engine to CRT Team. Let the team do the extensive modification to the engine. With 1000 CC and the wonder of Electronics, it will be a matter of time this CRT teams will catch up with Satellite Ducati at a fraction of cost.

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