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gar - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 2:34 PM

of course moto gp should be fastser. if you are payin the money for the superbike spec engine and the a whole load more cash for a bespoke chassis it only makes sense the the more expensive more engineerd bike is quicker?

Sasha

March 15, 2012 2:51 PM

They should do this:
- Free frame
- 1200cc engine with rev limit (equalize desmo and conventional valves)
- no pneumatics
- 25l of fuel
- 4-speed gearbox (forcing wider power window and too control power output without electronics)
- no electronics, only the basics needed to run the engine
- no GPS
- free suspension solutions as long as it is not electronically controlled
- a minimum weight that avoids the need for fancy materials

Back to basics.

And also bring back WSBK to superstock+ level.

Sasha

March 15, 2012 2:54 PM

And frame / engine factories should be forced to be able to supply at least 40% of the field if the teams want it. With the same spec as the factory team. With maximum prices set by the FIM.

me - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 3:00 PM

@das boot and gar

I get your point, it's right to expect the more expensive bike to be faster, otherwise you've got to ask where the money is going.

However what if in the future a large capacity difference was introduced between the classes or an different engine cycle or if MotoGP became the cheaper class. (not that I can see any of these things happening)
Would you still feel that MotoGP had to be the quicker class?

My point is that aside from factors such as the current differences in budget there is nothing to say that one class of racing must be faster than the other.
I can't see it affecting viewing figures, the available TV coverage and the level of entertainment provided will determine that not the lap times.

me - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 3:02 PM

@Sasha

Your suggestions may or may not make for good racing, but they would pretty much guarantee that no manufacturers would be interested in the class.

Southerner

March 15, 2012 3:09 PM

Why vote ? Vote for the hell of it. At least you get to have a say on an international forum. Maybe the GPC don't give a hoot, but just maybe they have people trolling sites in the hope of getting a clearer picture as to what their viewing audience wish to see by majority vote,thus giving them insight as to what they need to change in order to secure the future of the sport.
Generally referred to as market research. Money makes MotoGP go round too. Vote with an honest heart. I look forward to the results of this poll.

samas

March 15, 2012 3:13 PM

@Sick cylinder.
Now your talking mate Gilera once made a 4 cylinder super charged bike and I've seen a photo of an Italian ( can't remember his name) full bore on the 7 mile straight on the old Claddy UGP course and the distortion on his face was unbelievable, a cousin of mine used to live there and he reckoned he saw him pull up beside a Vellocette which in it's day was not too shabby look over at the rider grab a handfull of throttle and really take off then knock her up another cog had to be seen to be believed he said. OH and by the way I reckon those Honda 125s and 250 5s and 6s were something else and the Yamaha v4s were even faster a real sight to behold and the sound well that was pure music to the ear. I'm pretty sure that picture of the Gilera is on the net somewhere. I'll see if I can find it when I get the chance.

Marc - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 3:31 PM

Agree with most that Dorna doesn't listen especially to fans. But as the numbers appear to suggest that most fans agree that electronics must go or be limited, fuel limits are bull, and the move to 800 radio controlled bikes was a mistake. However, I disagree that the current 1000's will be much better because they aren't limited electronically. It's does appear from articles/interviews with the Dorna folks that they're leaning toward all CRT or Moto1 format in the near future.

Tommy van Gent - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 3:31 PM

CRT maybe bringing more bikes to the grid but some tracks up to 5 seconds a lap slower? Why not revert totally to CRT then which will cut cost anyway and have closer racing. These "slow" bikes will have the couple of aliens crapping themselves when lapping them! Will this cause more crashes? We will have to wait and see.......

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