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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josh - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 12:42 AM

A couple of you guys who think that Marquez will be up an fighting with Lorenzo an co after a few rounds in 2013 are dreaming, the rookie rule was to give up coming riders the chance to do their stuff in the first year and gain experience,then they could move to a factory bike,can any of you guys remember what happened to STONER, TOSELAND,LORENZO,SIMO,etc in their rookie year, thats only 4 that come to hand,there will be that much pressure on Marquez to perform,that the first year will make or break him.cheers

Grumy Ol' Man - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 12:42 AM

What Honda wants, Honda gets....what a crock..

First they stuff up the 250's, then the 125's with there BS 4 stroke crap.

Then when the rules don't suit them, they conveniently orchestrate a rule change....

And this is only retelling the most recent past...

No wonder Casey's disillusioned with the "circus"

Dave - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 2:43 AM

Stoner voted with his feet, how about the rest of you moaners do the same!

Motogp is what it is, if you don't like it, take interest in another sport (maybe V8's).

Werka - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 3:21 AM

Hate to agree with Casey, but he's right...the show has become a joke.

And for whoever said, if you don't like it don't watch, I call BS. Fans who have spent years following MotoGP and hard earned money going to races have the right to complain as the sport they love gets reduced to nothing but a shadow of its former self.

bjr - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 3:34 AM

....take interest in another sport (maybe V8's)....

I'll watch that if there's nothing else on, but I also understand that race direction sits there sweating on a missed gear change or any other minor excuse to bring out a safety car to back the back up again to maintain the racing. So it's sort of racing within the bounds of maufactured spectacle.

Maybe MotoGP needs to implement the speedway system, each "heat" consisting of four laps with four riders across the front row.

UncleSam

June 20, 2012 3:44 AM
Last Edited 918 days ago

I am proud that crash has come up with an article in which the UK, USA, and Australian fans can all agree with one another. It is refreshing to almost being entirely in agreement on a topic. In recognition of this rare occasion I will down a Guinness, a Budweiser, and a Fosters tonight to salute you all! Cheers!

Eminem - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 3:47 AM

So is this mean that Hondal will give up title hopes next year? Cmon, putting Marc on those Repsol will not guarantee the title, he is good, but he needs experience to handle the bike, and Dani, you know better what he capable of....seriously get Rossi, drop dani, take Marc!!!!

UncleSam

June 20, 2012 4:04 AM
Last Edited 918 days ago

@jihgo
What would be more appropriate? I was not meaning to be insulting. Maybe a XXXX or Victoria Bitter would be more fitting? Also Tim Tam's are an awesome snack biscuit!

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