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 3:20 PM

@brains - You say "WSBK will become a glorified planet hopping BSB". Last year BSB was simply STUNNING, if WSBK (or MotoGP)can get more like this, then excellent. You forget that what people want to see is racing not technological missiles circulating a track. The only reason racing exists is for the show.

fanboy - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 3:58 PM


what's the matter if stoner dominated with his talented skill, we just want to get rid of electronics or lessen at least. to see more overtaking, sliding rear wheel and smoking tire. watching motogp race is not always who is in the front but how they win it every race. every bike there has a traction control, i don't believe he didn't uses it, maybe more less than the others.


April 04, 2012 4:09 PM

Not choosing sides or anything, but wouldn't any team/manufacturer or crew chief like to tell everyone that their rider uses little traction control, or less than this rider or that? It's just mind games attempting to psych out other riders/teams. The info/data collected by teams is closely guarded. They don't want to give up anything. Supposedly Casey uses just a little, but Vale also has said many times that aspects like TC need to be reduced so the rider has the final say when the throttle is twisted. Control ECU is the answer. That, or nothing.

Joseph - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 4:17 PM

Dorna CRASH.NET just gave you the recipe to fix MOTOGP. I dont know what every one is arguing about. The numbers are the numbers the people have spoken.

CRT - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 5:14 PM

I am not sure why people are banging on about TC being a problem. If anything it is helping the lesser skilled riders (relatively speaking). The guys winning are winning for a reason, and it has nothing to do with TC.

I for one want to see the fastest riders on the fasteest bikes on the planet. Even with all of the electonics on the modern day machines, they are still not a "plug and play" motorcycle, and they are by no means easy to ride or control. The persona that is displayed on the current bikes is that all you need is a factory bike and all the electronic gadgets and you will win races. Time and again that has been proven false (Dovi, Sic, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi, Spies & Stoner).

When you have four guys that are head and shoulders above the rest of the world, it's next to impossible to improve the "show" at the front.

mick - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:16 PM

I think removing TC from the modern bikes would achieve nothing accept a huge increase in accidents!
As has been said,trying to control 250bhp with throttle control alone would be just too dangerous.Can you imagine the amount of highsides we would witness.Theyd have to organise a fleet of ambulances at every race to cart the crashers off to hospital.I cant see how that would make the sport more enjoyable!
You cant uninvent technology guys.Electronics are here to stay.

NotInSchoolAnymore - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:33 PM

Didn't Stoner have the nickname "rolling Stone-r" before he got on the Ducati with what was considered to be the best electronics package at the time? In any case, I would like to see traction control banned. I think it would make people reconsider the current top 10 being "the best in the world". Certainly the order would change, with the riders with a dirt track background (Hayden) having somewhat of an advantage. They race a lot on dirt down under don't they?

Marc - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:43 PM

I agree with most of the results of the survey but I'm surprised that many people wanted to go to multiple tire companies. While in theory that would be nice the issue is that how would you control who gets what tire and how to control the abilities of one tire brand over another? If one tire dominates is that right? While a tire war is fun for the guy that has the better one it's not much fun for the guy with tires that can't compete.

Marc - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:47 PM

Wrong, eliminating or limiting traction control isn't bad will make racers more responsible to use skill rather than trusting technology from placing them on their heads.

Sparky62 - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 6:53 PM

The only way multiple tires brands would works is if they banned the overnight specials. Each brand supplies two slick compounds, an intermediate and wet at the beggining of the weekend. There is no overnight analysis of data and shipping of a different compounds in the middle of the meeting like happened a few years ago. The same compounds must be available to all and not have A and B class tires which was another problem. Reducing traction control would allow the Aussies and Americans to dominate the sport as they did when the 500cc were beasts....

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