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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Liam48 - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:15 PM

@fastfisheye yea but he isn't dominating it like everyone thought he would, also if he hadn't knocked Espargaro off in Barcelona then he would be leading the championship!

@CRT do you really think if it wasn't Marquez and Casey's retirement that the Rookie Rule would have been dropped for 2013, I for one don't think it would have!

someone - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:19 PM

@CRT

yeah all manufacturer are backing this decision because they afraid that it may happen this to them (marquez and repsol situation).

but why now? did they implement this 'rookie rule' without thinking that this can be happen any time soon. instead of cancelling rookie rule, 4 bike per manufacturer is best option to cancel. this is new rule rather than rookie rule.

i think time will come and this 4 bike per manufacturer rule will also encounter some issues and they will remove it also.

it's so obvious that the main reason they cancel this is because of HRC and Marc Marquez situation.

Saky - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:22 PM



So it was a rule made just for not spanish riders, Motogp is finished. Stoner retiring next year and Rossi sitting with crap Ducati bike, so it will be spanish series. what a shame Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta

someone - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:24 PM

this series is becoming joke day by day. come 2013 and all winner every weekend will be spanish.. specially motogp.. if not lorenzo & pedrosa it will be marquez.

so sad stoner is not here anymore in 2013 to mix with them.

Bindun - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:40 PM

Excellent move! The Rookie Rule was daft and now finally we can have the best talents from other classes entering Motogp without having to spend a year with a sattelite team. Bravo MM will be challenging JL and company for wins after a few rounds come 2013.

Bindun - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:40 PM

Excellent move! The Rookie Rule was daft and now finally we can have the best talents from other classes entering Motogp without having to spend a year with a sattelite team. Bravo MM will be challenging JL and company for wins after a few rounds come 2013.

CRT - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:45 PM

@CRT do you really think if it wasn't Marquez and Casey's retirement that the Rookie Rule would have been dropped for 2013, I for one don't think it would have!
Posted by Liam48

Probably so, as it was never a favorable rule with anyone to begin with.

CRT - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:47 PM

@ it's so obvious that the main reason they cancel this is because of HRC and Marc Marquez situation.
Posted by someone

Of course it is. If you're a tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist.

Marquez did not make the jump last year because he ride was paid in full for two years in Moto 2 by his sponsors.

This rule affected only one rider. If HRC has all of this power and might they would still be running the original 2012 spec tires.

Some people need to get a seirous grip on reality.

Rasputin - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:50 PM

Welcome to kiddies corner! Read all about the numtie'
s complaints and be entertained by their childish arguments.Never happy are you!Have to slag some rider or some nationality. Grow up kiddies and get ready for bed.

someone - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:52 PM

@CRT

the reality is.. this is HRC & Spanish GP.

money talks!

the tire specs is not a big question... HRC are now focused on marquez contract signing rather than solving what stoner's problem from tire, he's leaving... they don't need him, he need their wonder boy.

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