MotoGP » MSMA, Dorna discuss latest 2013 MotoGP proposals

"A single bike per rider, limiting the number of mechanics per rider, setting a price cap on bikes..."

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foz 101

March 27, 2012 2:17 PM

MotoGP needs to be full prototype so the manufacturers can develop and innovate.
I don't think anyone wants CRT to essentially be a SBK class in MotoGP. It needs to be a 'step up' for teams. Suzuki should have a 'factory' CRT bike in there, Kawasaki have an engine in the Avintia bike. These should be stages for their development to get them back into having full MotoGP prototypes on the grid. I believe BMW are probably using the Forward CRT bike to test the water and use it as a base to develop a prototype.

The platform of top class racing should be a stage that all manufacturers can - and want to - get to, not just for those with the money. Dorna need to make this happen, without pandering to the factories.

I'd much rather see a MotoGP class with Aprilia, BMW, Norton, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, MV, MZ, Triumph, Benelli, Bimota and Mahindra, but with no Honda, Yamaha or Ducati.


March 27, 2012 4:17 PM

Round 1 at the bargaining table. Concessions and all.
Proposal and counter proposal.
Where the 2013 series will sit in terms of the rule book is currently up in the air.
Meantime the MSMA and Dorna will have better 'rule' data to work with post round 1, 2012, which is mercifully less than a fortnight away.
Look forward to it.Should make for fascinating racing.
Now,lets hope the live TV feed focuses at least 25% of the coverage on CRT during the race.
Eh,Dorna ? You want it,you better promote it.


March 27, 2012 4:24 PM

MotoGP is at a impass...Dorna want to go in one direction the 3 major Factorys want to keep everything the same so they can continue winning,The CRTs are just a filler for the Grid and nobody really wants to watch two Races in one(CRT Vs CRT)
They need to limit Cost for the factory teams to the point where other Factorys will re-enter or go all CRT which will slow the Bikes down for a couple of years but the end result just might make for better Racing.In the End the Big Two (Yamaha & Honda)need to give alot to save the Series from becoming second fiddle to WSBK.

motomoto - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 4:25 PM

feel good people,, Some of us watched motorcycle racing at it's finest,, the last 5 years of the 500's were the fastest of their kind,, the 990s weren't as bad as some say. There were some epic unforgettable races between great riders on machines that actually had to be ridden without auto pilot. and I even liked some of the early 800 races. But for the last 3 years and for the next few (until gp folds under it's current form), it's not who's riding, but rather what you ride that determines the championship. The media will do it's best to tell you that these are exciting times, but in truth, the races are won by FP2. It's a slow painful spiral into "who cares". And when enough relevant people have had enough, gp will be reborn, without the man holding the microphone.

Mick - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 4:41 PM

Some of you need to think back and remember, or look back to pre 1992 when the man with the microphone took over. Then you can see the dire disarray that the whole of motorcycling was in, including WSB and National championships.
Bernie had it for a short time but wanted to raise it beyond what it could afford but at least set the foundations.
It man with the microphone who decided that they would provide the cameramen and world feed, instead of using local TV stations with Cameramen who have no experience of bikes, something that Ecclestone copied and WSB need to catch up on because sometime their camera work is terrible.
Whatever your thoughts on that man he got it out of the doldrums ready for the coming of Rossi and exploited it.


March 27, 2012 6:14 PM

the factories no longer have any power over dorna , the contract with msma wich represents the 3 factories ran out at end of last season.
this is why they are trying to work out an agreement concerning cost saving , only when all parties agree with each others terms will a new contract be put on the table.
dorna has all the power and can refuse or agree to anything proposed by the factories , so it really is a fragile moment for all concerned.

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