MotoGP » RESULTS: What you think of MotoGP

Your responses to the survey about the current and future status of MotoGP.

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April 04, 2012 9:06 AM

The first thing to do is obvious - get rid of the electronics. Once that's done and the bike is back in control of the rider rather than little men with laptops in the pits, we can see what else needs doing.

bigguy - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 9:20 AM

Yes you all want to ban traction control
you do realise it will only make Stoner harder to catch.
Every Crew and crew boss that has ever seen Caseys data has said the same thing including JB he uses the least out off ALL the riders

8=> - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 9:32 AM

"he first thing to do is obvious - get rid of the electronics."

Good luck putting 250hp to the ground with a contact patch the size of a credit card! That would make the 500's seem tame in comparison with their 180hp.

You're going to have to have some electronics with that much power to harness it. Though, I agree that they have gone way to far with the electronics and they should be pulled back to something less intrusive.

Filterthis - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 11:00 AM

Traction control has never once, in any formula, two wheels or four, EVER improved the 'show'. If the riders can't control the bikes then manufacturers have to change the design of their engines to suit or else get a better rider!


April 04, 2012 11:26 AM

Absolute speed was never a good thing in racing, if you can't get 250bhp to the track through your tyre contact patch, then you'll have to reduce the power, or have a rider who has great throttle control. The important thing is to give the rider a machine they can express themselves on. Then we might get more racing rather than machine/electronics/rider packages finding their optimum speed and then spreading out as they attain it.


April 04, 2012 11:28 AM

does Espeleta ever listen to the opinion of riders or spectators?
It seems most decisions made by Dorna seem to fly in the face of respected rider opinion or fail to improve the 'spectator' aspect of the sport! Yet the riders and fans seem to want the same thing!
Dorna sometimes dont seem to realise that if they lose the fans, they lose the battle to keep the sport alive! nobody wants that!


April 04, 2012 11:31 AM

Big guy that is far from certain if we are saying no traction control the only ones of the current crop who has ridden race bikes (monster 500cc) with zero traction control is Edwards and Rossi and a few others I believe we went to Motogp when Stoner started and Jorge as well.

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 11:33 AM

F1 has continued to reduce engine capacity for many years now whilst MOTOGP has gone the opposite way despite the staggering power of the 800s having to be reduced by electronic means (except on the straights). I say let's get back to the days when the rider controls the bike, not some over paid geek in the pit lane. We need the engine size reducing and the electronics dumping and if that makes WSB machines faster than the MOTOGP bikes so what!

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