MotoGP » Michael Czysz: How to save MotoGP


"If companies no longer deem racing essential, it is because the formula is no longer relevant" - Michael Czysz.

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billy bantam - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:59 AM

Some good ideas.
Although I did come up with the 250 single/500 twin etc idea myself a few years back and posted it on the BBC MotoGP message board to no reaction whatsoever! I think we can trace that one back to the great Bert Hopwood.
Also I see the point about at the start regardong efficiency. Motorcycles are just not economical enough for what they are. I drive a medium sized estate car that is better on fuel than yer average decent sized tourer even when it's fully laden. Whether the push for more efficient bikes needs to start on the track though is debatable, government legislation could easily sort that one out.

SwissJudge

April 04, 2012 7:33 AM

"The design and development of the cylinder (airbox to exhaust) is a serious, expensive endeavor and with every seemingly random displacement or bore/stroke change the entire expensive cycle starts over. "

Exactly why they did the change from 2stroke to four and the capacity changes....to favour the big manufacturers. Ducati just spoiled the Honda Pedrosa party with Stoner in 2007.

The big two, Honda and Yamaha want to continue in this direction (continued changes) as it currently gives them the best chance of winning a WC. If motoGP becomes fairer then goodbye Honda. Big corporations don't like being on an equal footing to smaller ones.

SwissJudge

April 04, 2012 7:36 AM

Well written. Only if Carmelo Ezplezeta or one of the MSMA guys were here and commented on this.
Posted by desmoSEDICI

Those guys are only the front men. The real control comes from the corporation that owns both motoGP and WSBK.

Quite amazing how uninformed the posters here are.

leon MOFATT

April 04, 2012 7:58 AM

With due respect, this is a very average proposition.
What has been forgotten in the discussions about formulae is the importance of the rider.
The best racing was when the rider represented 80% and the bike 20%.
There is a self serving interest when the manufacturers have input with their aim being to win at any cost mainly exclusion.
Winning can be done without monopolising technology.
We must remember that racing is the goal and the riders must have a larger input.
These overpowered, expensive technological marvels reliant on electronic controls and tyres more than anything else are not achieving the best competition.
At the same time we should not limit technological development that can be applied to improving their cousins.

Mats - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 8:17 AM

Reading this, and even more Jeremy Burgess a few days ago, it is getting more and more obvious that the racing consumer's needs and the manufacturer's needs are diverting.

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