MotoGP » Ezpeleta: 15 million euros for a MotoGP team


"Honda now spends 40 million euros in its official team every year" - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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crazymofo - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 11:21 PM

cap the budget to 5 million euro PER bike for the season. no other restrictions. period.
that 5 million covers everything relating to the bike except riders and marketing.
this way if honda chooses to run 8 bikes in the series, so be it. least there will be 4 more bikes then there currently is.

crazymofo - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 11:24 PM

also, force manufactures to make available a certain minumim of satalite bikes each (maybe 10?) before they can enter the series. at a cost of 3 million each bike, to be bought outright.
the manufactures would recoup 30 million in sales.

so for example, honda must have ready at the start of the season, 8 bikes, honda take 4 for their own team (2 bikes and 2 spares) and sell the other 6 to other teams, if yamaha, honda, and ducati did this,the grid would be full of prototypes, if more manufacturers came along the minumim number of bikes required to be manufactured would be dropped to allow more different bikes on grid.
teams would then be allowed to update the bike on their own as they see fit, as long as it was within the 5million euro total budget cap, the initial purchase gets them on par with the factories at the start of the year, and it would come down to brains/development to continue the performance gains for the smaller teams, NOT cash

amakusa - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 3:37 AM

Brilliant idea crazymofo. Motogp has to be based around rnd (manufacturers), not cash (sponsors). Only manufacturers can save the series. To have a series based on budget n make it tough for established manufacturers means to rely on sponsors, which is more or less what f1 is doing. Study what honda n yamaha does, they sell millions of bikes every year and they make so much money. Profit partly goes into motogp (rnd n advertisement to the world). Sell bikes, make money, go racing. Thats how they can be self sufficient in the modern world. Surely Honda sponsor Repsol is not richer than Marlboro? And look at Yamaha being its own sponsor. To have all these ridiculous rules and budget cuts means at the end of the project its about who has the best sponsor who can buy the best team (crew n rider). Just look at moto2, its happening already. N where does development of motorcycles go from here?

breza34 - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 7:23 AM

Maybe I'm wrong but is it possible that CE is becoming some kind of MotoBernie? He should work on the ways to attract BMW, Aprilia, Suzuki and others to join MotoGP, not to make it a CBR Repsol Cup. WE WANT PROTOTYPES THAT YOU CAN'T SEE ON THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS!!! Help the Big Guns, don't steal their ammo! Yeah, motorsport is kinda expensive, but MotoGP is and should be very, very exclusive club, do you like it or not Mr. CE...

RSMick

April 02, 2012 8:00 AM

Shamorone
Why bring up autocad, that is only designing not machining, so are you saying you never order a part? you redesign it then machine it your self. Whether you like it Ezpeleta knows a little more than you.

Some of us have a head start you young man, I started Autocad 8 loading from floppys every day. What are you on about porting it through windows? I think you mean running it on Windows 2.03 as it was when 10 came out. All Autocad up to 12 (still available in both) was made to run on DOS if you used windows would only execute it in Dos, Windows was not an operating system in them days, still isn't dos runs in the background.
28 years at it sham, today of course use inventer if modelling is required but being electrical not always needed.

I suggest you keep on topic and not try and big your self up

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