MotoGP » Dorna boss talks MotoGP, WSBK

“We think that a championship derived from production bikes that is using 39 engines during one season, and in MotoGP you are using six - to be honest it's not very correct” - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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October 11, 2012 1:42 PM
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Agree m8, If they had keep the game like him 2002 the grid would be at is best, how interisting would be to wach 500cc vs 1000cc?? Amyzing good.. The sad point him 2002 was that most of the 500cc 2 stroke had stop there evolution because people allready new that for 2003 would be full grid 4 strokes, if this fight between 2 stroke vs 4 stroke was him Motogp the show would be the best of the World.. But saddly competicion have to follow markets aim shure Yamaha was not available to build one yzr 500 to defeat is Yamaha M1 because both bikes come from the same manufactor and on the market we dont have 2 stroke sport bikes its 4 strokes.. Things have to make sence and the 2 strokes where out of the game Saddly.. Because 2 stroke will allways be the best tech him the World to build the fastest bike.

Elite - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 1:45 PM

If this guy wants to put on a good show, he should be observing WSBK as is, then applying what he learns to MotoGP. In WSBK you have races every event. A guy can start 10th -15th and podium because he, get this, passes other riders on track during the race. I for one really like to watch when this happens, versus picking up places because he drove like a sissy to make the tyres last long and he only did one pit stop like in Formula Dull.

In qualifying and races the top 3 are frequently 3 different manufacturers and the series is fiercely competitive.

Please do not fix it.

sbr - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 1:53 PM

You have to ask the question ... are Superbikes suffering because there is no limit to engines (or if the limit is too high) is this suffocating the viability and diversity of the championship. With more manufacturers (Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Ducati, Aprilia and BMW) on the grid and the championship decided by just 0.5 points this year I'm not convinced it needs fixing.....

So what's the problem .... what needs to be fixed??

With Dorna pursuing the CRT approach in MotoGP coupled with a 6 (or 5 as is now on the cards) engine limit then there is a real chance lap times are going to increase to a point where Superbikes could become quicker on track. This would really turn MotoGP into a joke.

With a truckload of cash already invested in MotoGP how do you avoid it becoming a joke when you have committed to the CRT.

The solution .... buy Superbikes and change the rules to slow them down ... problem solved and the 'show' (or is it joke) continues!


October 11, 2012 1:57 PM

What's wrong with you people? It was the manufacturers who wanted the four strokes, the manufacturers who wanted the 800s and it is STILL the manufacturers fighting for their electronics - Dorna is only fighting against that. Where were you Ezpeleta haters back in 2006? Enjoying watching the show, I bet.

disgusted - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 2:00 PM

All of these "changes" are just plain stupid things to do. This is what racing is about: building the fastest machines and put them up on a track. People come to see fast racing, not street racing.
Dumbing things down is just ridiculous. Why did they changed things in the first place from the 125-250-500 cc line-up from years ago ?!
Why place restrictions on a manufacturer that has money to spend ?! It's their $, let they spend as they want...
Why not shut down F1 completely if we want to save $, and shut down Ferrari, and Bugatti and any other brand of expensive cars, motorcycles, yachts, etc. Shut down any speed sport while we're at it and make HUGE savings.
Oh, and shut down all the football stadiums. Imagine the savings on electricity ?! And plant tomatoes instead and let Messi and the rest water them and watch them grow ...


October 11, 2012 2:19 PM

People should blame the manufacturers for the issues in MotoGP, not Dorna. The only thing Dorna did wrong was trusting the manufacturers to keep MotoGP costs sustainable.

No one can afford prototypes anymore, which is why we have CRTs to fill the grid. The manufacturers only see MotoGP is an test bench for their electronics research.


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