MotoGP » Ezpeleta explains MotoGP Rookie Rule change of heart

"After many discussions with the independent teams, we decided that it is better to cancel the rule" - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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damon - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 1:44 PM

Marquez to HRC : foregone conclusion
No two Spaniards at where does this leave Dani??!
Four bikes for manufaterer!! stup*d rule!...where does Rossi go if Ducati dont make a good bike very soon! so many questions...!

Abhi - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 1:54 PM

So it was a rule made just for American riders. A European managed racing series, with a European sponsor and a European rider is all that it takes to over turn a rule when it is seen as a disadvantage to a European interest.


June 19, 2012 2:00 PM

re: "Not a surprise, but if Repsol don't want 2 spanish riders where does this leave Dani?"

maybe they DO want a spanish dream team...? frenchie ran 2 'mericans so why can't an oil giant get crazy...?

Paul - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 2:01 PM

Dani has yet to win the top prize in motp gp, but Repsol still loves Dani, and you can bet it will be Dani & Marc next year. Repsol is a Spanish Company from Madrid......
Dani and Marc is a dream from Repsol.


June 19, 2012 2:05 PM

Honda didn't complain when the rookie rule held Ben's Pies back and sent him to Tech 3 instead of the Yamaha factory team. But they complain and get their own way when the rules don't suit their plans for Marquez. It is intrinsically wrong to allow a manufacturer to manipulate the rules to their own benefit. Or is it skilful management?

Danimal - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 2:09 PM

They did want two Spanish riders. They went after Lorenzo remember, looking for a one two punch a master and an apprentice meaning Dani Pedrosa was expendable. Makes me wonder if Casey saw the Repsol behind the scenes backstab coming and if that may have played a role in his decision to walk.

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