MotoGP » Ezpeleta paints MotoGP vision


“I want a Moto3-style MotoGP” – Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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ZeR0 Kun

September 29, 2012 1:00 PM
Last Edited 715 days ago

cont:

to those who doubt whether item 2 and 3 will widen the gap, they should look at WSB - despite the disparity of design and performances between the bikes and the use of traction control is allowed in the series, the racing is considerably closer than motogp, due to the use of steel brakes.

hopefully this not only will drive the cost down and makes it sustainable in the long term, but also will attract more manufacturers to the sport. especially to those that only have basic technologies and modest budget but want to use racing as a R&D for their production bike. or maybe will tempt back many manufacturers that stayed away from motogp due to the ridiculous costs and technologies that may not benefit their production bike and sales. for any manufacturers, bikes or cars, production and sales are always the cornerstone of their survival.

Rossired - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 1:52 PM

Fact 1. motogp is currently quite boring.
Fact 2. the world is getting poorer not richer.
Fact 3. to keep motogp going costs will have to be limited to a certain extent.

I beleive that Ezpeleta is trying his hardest to get close racing, keeping costs down and trying not to upset the big factories, hard job to do, wouldn't want it myself, because your not going to please everyone.

Vilas

September 29, 2012 2:08 PM

The bikes will continuing to be Prototips.. The only thingh that change is the Damm electronics and for one side i thingh is good.. Did you see what happen to day him qualify?? Rea on the secund Gp with the HRc could beat the Ducatis him qualify, Ducati have all that engine only to put speed on the straight and even on the straight if the honda cach the slipstream they end up with more top speed, its just embarassing Haydan try so hard and crash again Rossi also crash.. this engine dont give any trotthel feel and Aragon with this type of corners need a lot of Control and Torque to keep the bike going foward.. At least with one Ecu for all will be diferente... Electronics are rider aids, the bike is still a prototip and the best chassi will still win

fannatic - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 2:08 PM

Yea, its getting harder and harder to feel upset with Stoner's retirement decision.
Quite clear that anyone into the cutting edge of motorcycles would be dismayed with the shift in focus.

I suppose its really the economics of it thats really to blame.

RSMick

September 29, 2012 2:13 PM
Last Edited 715 days ago

Those who keep wishing back the 500's do not remember 1991 where a similar cash problem happened and Dorna took control. We had the ROC and Harris equivalent of CRT the next year and was very short lived, then the NSRV again short lived. Maybe Ezpeleta is just using his memory that short term fixes are no good and have to look at the long term and build for a stable future like F1 is doing.
WSB is doing anything they can to avoid dumbing down their bikes, even though no national championship runs their specs, something voiced by Ippolito recently. They are losing teams all the time but this is OK to uk fans they still say full grids even though WSB is 13 down on a full grid.
IF Honda pull the plug on Motogp so what? As far as I have seen on here for the last few years everyone moans they run and ruin GP, so let them do the same in WSB.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 2:15 PM

f1 isnt any better than motogp, just Pirelli is slowing down the front runners to give the rest of the field a chance.

manufactured racing is manufactured racing, best racing isnt professional.

GOATse - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 2:24 PM

motoGP has a problem, but Spazleda's solution is worse than the problem itself!

Spazzy has no clue how to run a series, does he. Even Bernie manages to do a better job, although the dwarf is motivated purely by greed not passion.

ifumi - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 2:29 PM

Bring back the 2 stroke engine, give them the all new Direct Injection technology. and we can see there's still low cost world class racing that can be made.

jumbobet - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 4:14 PM

prototypes DON'T belong in motorcycle racing.

it's not at all like cars where there's a huge DIFFERENCE from racing open-wheel and open cockpit cars, and normal cars...

for motorbikes prototypes are too SIMILAR to road motorbikes, not much faster, and a lot lot lot more expensive... - it's a business destined to fail.

for motorbikes the future of racing is simply the evolution of ROAD bikes, exactly what WSBK is.

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