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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Mick - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 9:17 PM

Do you think I am some kind of Rossi fan??
I said he built motogp up which is what he did, when Rossi came along he exploited it, not built Motogp around Rossi. He got the series from 14 riders. Persueded Yamaha to sell YZR engines, then Honda to build the NSRV, live TV coverage with Eurosport, then moving to Channel5, then to BBC.
Followed Ecclestones lead on how the sport should look from the outside making it more attractive to sponsors, the rusty transit vans and awnings were out and serious teams in signing contracts for the year and giving none works teams a 5 contract to protect them.
Yes Motogp may have evolved but how we will never know, because it was a shambles when the FIM ran it.
Lots of people on here are just stabbing Dorna with no real knowledge of the sport or the history IN MY OPINION as that is what most people have here is opinions. They are not perfect and should not have given the MSMA so much power but I have yet to see one sensible and realistic answer


March 27, 2012 9:31 PM
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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
By my Coment i meant that the Factory teams are going to Keep threatening to pull out whenever Dorna puts forth an idea that they think will hurt there chance's of winning,I beleave honda and Yamaha have already said they wouldnt be interested in a Spec ECU,i sure hope they change there veiws on making changes to even the grid because i think the series needs all the Factory's to be involved.

546745 - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 9:41 PM

Please God save us from this Ezpeleta!

Only 1 bike? Right, one crash in the warm up and nobody can race.

This guys is a complete genious huh? (figurated speaking).

Marc - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 10:07 PM

Should be as follows:

- Set engine RPM but allow variety of engine types
- Spec ECU with minor variability for engine type
- Remain with 2 bikes - 1 bike rule is silly
- Set number of engines for all
- Set amount of fuel for all
- Spec tires as currently set
- No GPS/electronic suspension as with current rules

Should consider making MotoGP run with CRT type bikes only. Also, Crash shouldn't be allowed to put these types of articles out without actual information.


March 27, 2012 10:16 PM

re: "How are the manufacturers going to stop teams racing with one of their engines bought over the counter and tuned to death?"

(S1 presses the ez-button)

A: by throwing all their weight behind WSBK and providing technical assistance to teams over THERE while simultaneously NOT providing any assistance to teams wanting to go CRT.

observe how there are no CRT yamahas...? (ie. yamaha put the kibosh on edwards) and the only CRT blade is one that's been given big red's blessing via gresini with support thru tenkate. outside of this "factory support once removed", no teams are going to touch engines like the CBR and GSXR with a 10ft spanner.

sure they are here NOW...!? but if the avantia team aren't at least receiving engines "crate style" from k-heavy, they probably won't be back next year (if they even complete a season?). as we've seen repeatedly with sponsorship, "here now" has no bearing (pun intended) on whether or not they're "here later".


March 27, 2012 10:22 PM

re: "dorna has all the power and can refuse or agree to anything proposed by the factories"

with capi retired, VR46 soon-to-retire, and simo dead... dorna doesn't have a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of.


March 27, 2012 10:53 PM

re: "The future of MotoGP is in hand of the spectators and the sponsors."

then motogp's fate is sealed (just as i've said). repsol's the only "durable" sponsor we can shake a stick at and we sure as hell ain't nascar, F1, or football fans. those fans come off the dime.

Danimal - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 11:36 PM

Easy, make all bike 1000cc CRT, limit electronics, give unlimited engines,eliminate single tire(Michelin may have sucked on the 800's but may rock on the 1000's), and eliminate the rookie rules. ROssi needs to start winning again damn it!!

kwaka - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 11:39 PM

In Australia the problem is unless you are into bikes you would not know we had any world champs because promotion of bike racing is crap. We had Bayliss, Chad Reed, Jason Crump, Jed Metcher and Stoner all winning world Titles (and all the others, to many to list),and they get 20 seconds on the news if they are lucky, some not even that. So Sponsors dont back Aussies cause there is no exposure.Is this a problem elswhere in the world, pathetic promotion is half the problem and watching it at 11:00 at night and no replays doesn't help the growth of the sport. Just my thoughts

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