MotoGP » Ezpeleta paints MotoGP vision

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

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September 29, 2012 9:35 PM

So you are saying that a cold soft Bridgestone will offer more grip than a super soft hot Pirelli? Not really what ex WSB or substitute WSB riders say is it? One reason why they have had to make the carcase more flexible this year to stop the highsides, but that causes greater degredation

jfc1 - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 9:48 PM

nothing wrong with capping costs when the teams with deep pockets get carried away with "technological development"

you're more likely to have a revolution than an endless and expensive evolution

As long as they don't stifle the potential for true revolution in the process, I'm all for it. But 10x as much for a slightly-better TC/quickshifter unit and 5hp beyond 13k? Who needs that.

heck in fact I'd be all for simply restricting the teams to 5 engines next year. Make them figure out how to stop the engine when the bike is lying on it's side, that's for sure :)

Forrest Gump - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:27 PM

Get rid of all the electronics & give 'em a throttle cable.
I want to see the worlds crankiest bikes in MotoGP.
500's could only be tamed by a selected few.
1000cc should be the same.

Soon doctors will be prescribing MotoGP for relief of insomnia.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 11:34 PM

no, i said a bridgestone motogp tire is much faster than a pirelli wsbkn tire. All you need is the bike that can meet its potential, and Tom Sykes has the bike to do it (with carbon brakes)

Pirellis cannot handle the MotoGP bike potential, and WSBK cannot push motoGP potential unless they end up like Sykes, fizzling out mid race cause they over heat the tire and cook the compound. You need the carcass to hold the load, the compound is developed for the right temperatures.

The teams develope their setup around the tires, so they derive setups that are not as fast as their motogp counterparts, because they are limited to the potential of the tires. Teams who cannot successfully meet the potential of the tires exactly will fall back (see Ducati (lack of front temperature), Honda (front end chatter, too much squish), & Sykes, too much tire degradation.

It would be interesting to know if Sykes suffers from front end chatter as well, but that would have more to do with how Pirelli build

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 11:40 PM

officially the tires are safer, but apparently the tires do not cause any issues for the Yamaha, because the tires flex more (causing more heat) so the tires will degrade more or suffer from lack of stickiness if they have to bump up the compound to suite the hotter temperatures.

Unofficially Loris Capirossi has been used to push a tire that is Yam friendly (setup wise) and throw the championship this year. The Hondas still suffer chatter in the front, and the DUcati's still suffer rear end cookage and icy front tires, I thought Ducati might have fixed some of it with their new chassis but thats looking less likely. The answer is to copy Yamaha and build a bike thats very similar to load the tires, because its very clear this years Bridgestone is very picky about which make and whose setup is exercising it.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 11:44 PM

I would have to think that Vale/Ducati built a bike that is to heavy on its rear end. I thought the newest incarnation of their chassis might have fixed this, maybe, maybe not.

If Ducati had last years tires, I surmise they would get better tire life out of their rears/get better traction but still have front end issues. If Honda had last years tires, Casey would have almost won the championship.

Hench - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 1:24 AM

So soon we could have it like horse racing, when someone is riding the wheels off the bike they could just keep weighting the thing down till he comes back to the field! What the hell are they doing to our sport!
I'm just about over it!

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