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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Carn Carmelo - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 10:48 AM

to slot straight into factory teams.
Non spanish riders like Spies, Simoncelli, Rossi, Stoner all did an appreticeship and while the rule wasn't enforced back before 2010 these guys were in satalite teams and naturally progressed up.

Have a think Dorna!! do you think you fledging championship needs corruption allegations or lack or transperency issues being thwarted towards you. Stoner has already walked because of the Honda Hampering (4 kgs and Tires). If you are going to make these stupid decisions then you will lose respect and a fan base and maybe even management of a great series.


June 20, 2012 11:50 AM

The only way the factories would allow a rev limit for next year (15,000 RPM) was if Dorna got rid of the rookie rule.

Forget about the rookie doesn't change much anyway, but a 15,000 rpm MotoGP bike? ...god help us, why would the factories even bother with prototypes at all?


June 20, 2012 1:00 PM

Hey all you guys what are you all getting worked up about they can put who they like on whatever bike they like we all know who is going to win JLO by a mile UNLESS they change the tires, any bets?

david - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 2:56 PM

if dorna-carmeno epeletza-spanish&co wanna play dirty,its time the brits,italians&non-spanish squad to play dirty too and destroy their to-be golden repsol boys.

Carmelo loves Lappers - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 3:18 PM

Now that three of the four Factory seats have been filled by Spaniards all that is left is for Yamaha to sign Pol Espargaro to replace Spies and all will be according to Carmelo's plan! Only Spaniards will be allowed to run Factory Bikes, everyone else must ride Sat or CRT's! It's a Spanish Series, run By Spaniards for Spaniards. Don't get me wrong I love Spain and its people but if this were to be flipped and say it was an American Series where only Americans rode factory Bikes and everyone else got the scraps this forum would be alive with folks screaming bloody murder!

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