MotoGP » Spies, Edwards take sideswipe at Rookie Rule change


'Heard the rookie rule is being changed back again... Sometimes I guess we need a diff passport?' - Ben Spies to Colin Edwards on Twitter

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Damien IE - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 10:52 AM

Repsol want it
Honda want it
=
get what they want

rules changed to suit

Honda influence everything, the loss of 2-strokes, the engine supplier for Moto2
On the flip side without their investment we'd have no MotoGP at all so should we bow to facilitate them

King Kenny - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 11:12 AM

Do you people realize that the rookie rule was requested to be dropped by HRC, Yamaha Factory, Ducati, Tech3, Gresini and LCR??? How is that in the interest of JUST a Spanish rider and a Spanish sponsor? I know Ben Spies lives in denial, but you people should know better...

Also, if the Spanish economy colapses it won't affect the Championship, only some of the teams runned with money from Spanish sponsors such as the Bankia-Aspar team. The real problem is that few other countries are funding teams, and factories like Suzuki left because they couldn't find enough money from sponsors.

Rule changing? That's the least of MotoGP's problems, really.

SmilingAssassin

June 21, 2012 11:46 AM

Hmm,I would have liked to have seen how Marquez went on moto2 with minimum weight requirements for rider and bike - the advantage he has at the moment under acceleration ,with all riders on a spec engine, is a bit unfair.
Although he will suffer in motogp like Pedrosa does,with their dwarf-like 12 year old boy statures not being heavy enough to get the bike pitching to get heat in the front.

Calvin _

June 21, 2012 12:02 PM
Last Edited 668 days ago

If anyone thinks there's anything remotely private about a tweet, they're dilussional!

And those who think that HRC/Honda get anything they want, go talk to them about the new tyres!

screwloose

June 21, 2012 12:07 PM

the factories should walk away from dorna and start up there own series where there hands arnt tied and they can do what the need to do instead of been dictated 2 by one eyed biased organisation

LCtanner

June 21, 2012 12:44 PM

here is colins response to Ben's tweet.
@BenSpies11 Complete joke!!!! No wonder Casey has lost his passion when u see all cards stacked against ya....ridiculous!! posted by repsol rider...

So why is casey leaving ? Is it because hes afraid of a team mate like marc marquez or is it because honda have started to build a CRT ( production racer ) rc213v and casey didnt want to be a part of it ?

Ravs66q - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 1:12 PM

Well! my friends this is called survival during bad times for DORMA.Casey is gone,Valentino who's the main draw for them will hang up soon.Who can draw crowd.

Also, this is typical of European domination of the sport likewise Americans do their bit in there own way.What is there for Americans to crib when this is sporty affair.

Hope, Casey will change his mind ( who knows) and Vale to get a better bike so that we have magnificient passes or else it will like formula1 where we have to yawn and wait for the race to end.

God Bless MOTOGP

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