MotoGP » Lucio Cecchinello - Q&A

A Honda generated interview with MotoGP team manager and former grand prix racer Lucio Cecchinello...

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March 30, 2012 2:53 PM

I enjoyed that, very good. A man that is honest, genuine and very passionate about what he does. And no bullsh-t!! And, a very good looking Italian-what more would you want!!! (I mean if it could be you!!!!)

Nealio - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 3:01 PM

Thanks for running this interview. Lucio Cecchinello has some solid ideas,especially concerning Moto2. Let's hope Dorna & the FIM are listening.
Best of luck to Lucio and LCR this season!


March 30, 2012 4:36 PM

re: "I think maybe we have to focus technical development towards the end user, to the people who buy bikes for the street. We need to create a new vision, creating technical rules that can help the manufacturers to market motorcycles for the street."


re: "I also think it would be good not to have a mono-engine formula - even if the current supplier is Honda - because it's not good to kick out the interest of the other manufacturers."

smart man this cecchinello.


March 30, 2012 4:56 PM

Let's say it's like making love with the love of your life, with a woman who you still love but with whom you know there is no future. It's too dramatic because it's something you can't really have

man, I like this guy, does somebody remember how enjoyable was watching him on bike? never gave up,his last race he had tears in his eyes, so had I

god bless him

some1 - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 7:20 PM

I like the idea of Moto2 with 500cc 2 cylinders motor and from multiple manufacture. It is the perfect engine capacity for this class and MotoGP could start with 750cc 3/4 cylinders mix motors.


March 30, 2012 7:24 PM

Great interview, and I also agree with Lucio on everything but his fear of alienating the "factories". I wish people could get over that. The GP's are technology and talent shows, not street-bike shows. There is no need for direct relevance to street bikes. If a manufacturer wants to be seen as a technology pioneer, he owes it to himself to participate in an open class such as the GP's. In that sense, the manufacturers need the GP's more for their reputation than the GP's need manufacturer's participation for some perceived "viability" issue (usually spelled m-o-n-e-y). No need to fear the factories in this way. Such fears led to the present situation!


March 30, 2012 7:36 PM
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Further on bad influence of factories -- Sure, they have led race bike development. However, the manufacturers, pervesely, have edged the rules of superbike into its present non-street relevant or available technology when it was supposed to be a showcase for minimally modified street-legal bikes, while simultaneously claiming a need for street-bike relevance in the GP's (4-stroke, etc), which were intended to be open technology classes. It just goes to show the only thing a big business wants is to win. The manufacturers idea of win is a bike sold. Racing's interest do not coincide with that. Racing wins when it is entertaining. Racing should not kow-tow to retailers of vehicles. If racing means anything to retailers, they will enter races. If one manufacturer does, others will also, but they are not the core of the entertainment.

P-dizzle - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 9:32 PM

Crash why can't you have stuff like this more often than the usual speculative bull **** you post.. Great interview by a guy who has a really interesting and inside point of view on the sport we love. Do stuff like this more often!!


March 31, 2012 1:50 AM

re: "It just goes to show the only thing a big business wants is to win. The manufacturers idea of win is a bike sold. Racing's interest do not coincide with that. Racing wins when it is entertaining. Racing should not kow-tow to retailers of vehicles."

well articulated post NBR (bravo), but in the above portion, you mean this solely in the context of grandprix correct...?

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