MotoGP » Ezpeleta paints MotoGP vision

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

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September 29, 2012 6:15 PM


Fair enaught m8, but the diference are not to much bigger because Dorna is puting to many rules to stop there developments, they have rules now to improve more there consistency on engines and fuel then on last years.. If you let one manufactor build is best machine only following 2 rules for exemple 25 laps of race and can used 23 liters of petrol you will see that they would have making a diferent bike and much more faster them today RCV.. because they could build one engine only to perform on that race wish means a much powerfull engine and they could used diferent formulas on engine without beeing resctricked to this formula of Four cylinders and 81mm piston diameter as at present.. i think thats way Honda change from one v5 to v4.. one v4 engine its more eficiente with this caind of Bore Formula.. Anyway its dificult to wach what is the best way but i think that with Standart ECU they will not complicate and will be better for racing

Sam - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 6:17 PM

I couldn't help but notice those dafts there there now aka truth hurts aka motogp....etc are not here!! maybe they have no clue about the sport, sure they don't.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 6:55 PM

put Tom Sykes on bridgestones and carbon brakes and he will be able to keep up with the MotoGP bikes :) I almost guarantee it. That Kawasaki he is on is top notch, and WSBK is not far behind. Only the steel brakes and Pirelli are holding the times back by whole seconds.


September 29, 2012 8:39 PM
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Pcxmac, the Pirellis probably allow Sykes to go faster than he would on Bridgestones, they are softer.
Biggest problem with Bridgestones are that unless you push them they do not heat up and do not offer constant grip. Pirellis offer that grip almost immeadiatley but do not last as long (they only have to last 95km not 120), usually why Sykes ends up going backwards and the ex GP riders who conserve their tyres end up at the front. Tom Sykes qually time at Phillip Island was done on tyres designed for 1 lap not 30, why compare Sykes qualifying time with Stoners of 1'29.975 which was set on race tyres on a colder day?


September 29, 2012 9:12 PM

Lowering the revs for 2014 would be unfair. The rules were changed back in about june to require that the MSMA entries must retain the same bore and stroke for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons.

If you were forced to change to a lower rev limit the one thing you might want to change is the bore and stroke of your engine, but they won't be allowed to change it.

Worse still however is the fact that when the 1 litre rules came into being promises were made that they would be retained for five years. Now it's looking like they will change after only two.

Luckilly however Dorna are not the only body represented on GPC and I believe that changes such as these must be passed by unanimous agreement on the commission.

Just as well really as I believe that lowering the rev limit will benefit nobody and be detrimental to the class.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 9:16 PM

wrong, the beefy tires allow for more load and more corner speed. you guys need to listen to the riders (former wsbk) when they talk about 'trusting' the tires. They take more abuse and enable 'hotter' corner speeds and better overall lap pace. Carbon brakes keep them working till the end of the race and they dont really fade too much or brake down like they would if they were nursing steel.

softer compound doesnt mean sh*t. The compound has to match the temperatures of the tire and the track, compounds can be stickier, but being soft by itself is meaningless, unless you like 'squishy' tires that cant handle hard braking or acceleration.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 9:22 PM

the compound keeps the tires sticking, the carcass holds/transfers the energy. The construction of a tire is much more important than which compound is used to suit certain track conditions.

The only difference between a soft bridgestone and a soft pirelli in terms of compound is their operating temperatures/conditions and chemical make up/production. (which affect degradation)...IMHO. The carcass is what generates the temperatures, its the carcass that yields potential to the riders and their bikes.

You can skid compound and generate heat, but it will not be the same thing as braking like a monster or driving a rear tire with the chain. One is localized, the other is spread out over the surface area of a tire and is much more relevant to the operating potential of the tire.

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