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

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Vilas

September 29, 2012 4:22 PM

@jumbobet

I think they are a little bit similar m8.. if you put one normal person riding one F1 car he will take a lot of time untl understand all the feelings and star to be fast.. a little bit like Motogp if your not the rider to extrac all the potencial you will feel that Your CBR is better.. i think you only have to read what new riders that come from other classes say about motogp like was Cal Ben Spies and now Rea.. All bet Rea will whant much more one HRC from Motogp then one for Wsbk.. And he is taking is time to learn and still finding the maximam potencial of all materials of this Top machines..

Vilas

September 29, 2012 4:26 PM
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I can t denied aim desapointed with whats happening.. Because is the ECU is very importante to put higher RPM much more Power well is very important to manufacters thats way they complain.. For mw wach this machines is like a good DREAM.. When i waas him Estoril waching the Sound and feeling that Power really is somethingh special.. and I fear for this top class machines.. I expect more from Dorna all hope they know what they are doing.. ECU is importante but if everybody had the same is true the races will be better.. And its only electronics, but all hope it really is somethingh special really good electronics and the rest its the same the most powerfull motorcycles him the world with the best materials

westerner - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 4:54 PM

Bike manufactures should not have to design the bike around someone else's ECU. That is stupid.

Requiring another company's ECU holds the bike manufactures hostage to the ECU company. What happens when the ECU contract is over? Bike manufactures could easily be strong armed by the ECU company.

The ECU company could easily determine who becomes the MotoGP champion and what bike is the best.

One thing we know for sure is that Ezpeleta only cares about money and he cannot be trusted.

If you want closer racing, stop changing the bike specs too frequently.

Don't make a new bike spec change for 7 years.
Let the other manufactures evolve their machines into being competitive.

MotoGP keeps changing bike rules which the smaller manufactures cannot ever keep up with. This always benefits the bike manufactures whom have the most money to spend.


MotoGP should also have 2 races, like WSBK.
Give the teams and riders to fine tune their bikes and make them more competitive in the 2nd race.

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jumbobet - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 4:58 PM

@Vilas

it's a sport and a business, it's not a matter of what riders feel...

obviously for riders there are substantial difference with prototypes, but for the spectators there's no difference between prototypes and WSBK derived from road bikes

because they look the same, they go almost as fast, and they are much more spectacular...

it's not like comparing formula 1 to dtm...

MC - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 5:10 PM

Ezpeleta is smart to try and get MotoGP to be more like Moto3. Moto3 is the closest and in my opinion the most exciting racing. MotoGP has had me out of my seat twice this year - when Rossi passed Stoner at Le Mans and Misano with Dovi and Bautista. Moto3 has me out my seat almost every race. While I'm not sure about a rev limit, I do think a stock ECU would do more good than bad. We watch for the racers not the manufacturers but if there aren't any manufacturers who can afford to run racers, there isn't a GP. Think of how many top level manufacturers there are - Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW. I know it's not quite the same, but look at the make of the bikes currently 1st, 2nd and 3rd in WSBK, if they could afford to run prototypes then imagine the size of the grid and the closeness of the racing in GP.
As far as manufacturers are concerned, they should be beating each other through pure mechanical engineering, not electronic engineering. Yes I know electronics

Vilas

September 29, 2012 5:10 PM

@westerner

People have to trust..!! Most of then have worcked with bridgstone tyres for exmeple then they change then go again to Bridgstone and its all fair no Team have complain about someone is getting better tyres.. The same is for the electronics some manufactors allready worck with Magneti Marelli others not but they will have all the same material.. if they fell people are cheeting they have Datas they can see top speeds etc, just like him Moto2 people have to trust that Marquez bike had the same horsepower the diference is the weight he have.. This is what people whanted no?? they whant races like Moto3 and Moto2... If Ezpeleta is right and Suzuki return and Aprilia and others will be interesting because like he say what is most expensive and make to much diference now is the electronics and if they dont have to worried about that more money will be save.. An he also say that is for now, this is one stage that they are trying to save money and try to make thinghs esay for oth

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 5:49 PM

sorry guys but for MotoGP to survive the bikes would have to be exclusive/special but not prototype in a true sense and the factories will have to leave.

See Honda's production racer. MotoGP will have to return to small teams fabbing/building up platforms which are reasonably mature, some what different, but in a much more economical way.

If you dont want to lose time you will have to keep weight restrictions lower, and keep ceramic/carbon brakes. The lap times will drop off significantly if the racers cannot brake as hard over a race.

As it is now, WSBK is not that far behind MotoGP, but is a much better formula because its much more relevant and diverse racing. WSBK would be much more interesting if there was carbon brakes, and better and more variety of tires. Tom Sykes could probably own all of the CRT bikes on the grid if he was entered as a wild card/had some test days for a race in MotoGP with the brakes/tires.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

(Phillip Island) BEST LAP TIME (MotoGP-2011)

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 5:49 PM

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

(Phillip Island) BEST LAP TIME (MotoGP-2011) (WSBK 2012)

Tom Sykes (lap 9, 1'32.623 Race 1, Top Speed = 319 kph)
Loris Capirossi ( 1'32.695(
Casey Stoner's top speed = 319.5 kph

Tom Sykes Qualifying time - 1'31.323 (weak sauce Pirelli)

(During the dry portion of the race)
Casey Stoner's best lap time in race - 1'30.629
Maco Simoncelli's best lap time in race - 1'31.519
Dani Pedrosa's best lap time in race - 1'31.486

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