MotoGP » Minor MotoGP rule changes announced at Assen

Future MotoGP rules announced at Assen, but no major changes

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June 29, 2012 6:17 PM

Once again, another sanctioning body imposes more restrictions in the name of "cost cutting".

Kinda the same sort of tactics our government uses when they hack up our constitution in the name of "safety".

What a load of crap.

Engine Freezes? Even if a minor version of a engine freeze, this does nothing to cut costs. Teams will just spend the money in other areas. Never once has any technical restriction resulted in a team spending less. History has shown that. Freeze engines in F1 and they simply spend that money elsewhere, like aerodynamics.

The only thing that ends up being restricted in the end is "the show".

Rookie Rule - It never should have been there in the first place. Good riddance. But the reason for getting rid of it unfortunately had nothing to do with common sense but rather Spanish politics. If it smells like a rat, walks like a rat.....

Ban Carbon Brakes? Good thing this got shot down. Again, they will simply spend the money elsewhere.

One bike per rider? Yeah, s


June 29, 2012 6:18 PM


One bike per rider? Yeah, since this has worked so marvelously in WSBK and F1. The teams simply have an unassembled bike in the truck. Thus making things MORE EXPENSIVE. Whomever suggested this rule should be fired.

Restrict Gear Ratios? Why dont we just restrict the riders to their feet. THIS IS A F'N MOTORSPORT. Maybe Dorna would prefer if the riders simply ran the track.

Standard ECU? Wrong direction. Make the bikes faster and the electronics will matter less. Idiots.

Rev Limits? Another dumb proposal. There are ways to easily work around rev limits. They are expensive, but Yamaha and Honda dont care what it costs, they will always win a spending war.

4 bikes per mfg? Again, whomever thought this up needs to be banned from motorsport paddocks for life. Honda offers to produce extra RCV's again like the 990 days and they get shot down. This rule helps the sport how? Oh yeah, it forces more of Dorna's pet project, the CRT's onto the grid.



June 29, 2012 6:21 PM

It really is amazing...

Chat boards are known for their constant bickering and in-fighting amongst the fans.

But you would think that when there is a topic we all universally agree on (the DUMB DECISIONS DORNA MAKES) that someone would take notice.

Our hate for Bernie Ecclestone and Dorna is about the only thing you will find that we all agree on. Hell, I think Ive seen people argue about the shade of red that is Rossi's Ducati. But nobody argues about just what a bunch of tools the "powers that be are".... yet they still dont get the point.

You'd think they would get the message by now. Sadistic pricks.


June 29, 2012 7:00 PM
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Can't be ****d to read through all the waffle, but keeping carbon brakes is saving money.
Keeping the 2 bike rule is a must, as you said it doesn't save any money but it keeps flag to flag which no-one wants to lose and doesn't upset the TV companies.

Marco - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 7:06 PM

Only 2 factory bikes :( So only 4 riders are able to fight for the championship? 2 Yams + 2 Honda's. Duc won't win, no Suzuki's, CRT what a joke.

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