MotoGP » MotoGP riders air standard ECU views


“The bikes are very powerful, more than 250 horsepower, so we have to take care of those things” - Jorge Lorenzo.

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Paddles - Unregistered

September 27, 2012 10:28 PM

I call b..ls..t on the manufacturer's claims that they NEED complete electronics freedoms in motogp to develop their production ECU's. I also applaude the rider's maturity in accepting control ECU's. This battle stinks of two corporation's vying for economic supremacy and not by the riders wanting a good competitive and sustainable championship.

raafrebel - Unregistered

September 27, 2012 10:37 PM

This is the premier class for motorcycle raceing. I dont beleive in the CRT thing.
I also dont beleive in control tyres and electronics.
This sport is getting rediculas , Its controle everything!!
Each team should be allowed to do what ever the can afford!!
If the put a cap on spending per year, that would be a better idea.
At least them, every team has to develop a bike within a certin budget
They do this with other sports such as football.
People here might think this is stupid, But hey, Its just a thought......

WylieCoyote

September 27, 2012 11:06 PM

I don't see why you can't have standard ECU but leave the programming to the manufacturer. If you start dictating ECU settings you will force everybody to have similar engine configurations, firing order etc. Stoner has an advantage over many riders because of the unique way he has configured the ECU on both Ducati and Honda that allows him to power drift and maximise speed down the straight. If they are not careful we will have a bunch of clone motorcycles with clone riders

bjr - Unregistered

September 27, 2012 11:47 PM

Exciting racing isn't about having everyone on the same bike.

Exciting racing is when you have two or more bikes/riders that can pull the same laptime but with different strengths and weakness in various parts of the track.

By narrowing down the specs you force one style/one line procession rather than freeing up a couple of different (and sometimes exciting) ways for riders to skin their cat..

cruachan - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 12:06 AM

Wrong series, this should be announced for SBK and not MotoGP IMO. Technical restrictions are OK in production based racing (which SBK barely is in some cases) but there should be more freedom in GP.

We're seeing at the moment that none of the 3 manufacturers in MotoGP are running factory teams in SBK, and the SBK bikes are being pretty much designed as GP bikes for the roads

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