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“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 4:28 PM

Ben why are WSS limited to 8 and WSB no limit?

The crash version of events do not cover everything hs has said.

If Flamini would have done what the FIM and Bridgepoint had requested they would still be running WSB.

Marc - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 5:11 PM

In motogp they should have stuck with the 990cc with limited electronics. They failed when they changed the formula to 800 with tons of electronics. In terms of WSB I can understand leveling the field a bit through maintaining more stock items on the bike but don't like the idea of pitstops as well funded teams will still have the advantage there and don't like the idea of only one bike. A standard ECU in both series could help but the question is how to make it fair for all and in MotoGP will Honda leave if they go to a std ECU?

Marc - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 5:15 PM

Ben I agree a limited engine rule is silly as only the teams/factories with the best R&D win that battle. In theory it makes sense for cost savings but in reality it doesn't work because of noted statement. If management's only concern is $ then we as fans all lose.

dinmore - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 5:25 PM

Totally agree about engine limits, the big players will spend untold sums of money blowing up engine after engine on the dyno in a quest to achieve the most power possible whilst retaining reliability. Also it is wrong to say some teams in WSBK are using 30+ engines a year, I'm sure many of the 30+ engines will just be re-built units rather than all new cases, head, cranks etc. All the ones blown on the dyno however in this 'cost saving exercise???' will be scrap though....


October 11, 2012 5:55 PM

The change to 800cc was because the manufacturers wanted it, the only reason 800cc is gone is because Dorna are fighting against the manufacturers because let's face it, who liked the 800cc formula other than the manufacturers?

Ezpeleta is giving the middle finger to Honda and their electronic playground so we should all get behind Ezpeleta.

Consider this - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 6:01 PM

Dorna has a history of 'no backbone' & we've just seen it again today. That is why MotoGP has been gradually getting worse.

Dorna: We want control ECU's
Honda: We'll leave
Dorna: We dont want control ECU's.

In-Front, exactly the opposite. Look at what happened when mental costing RC45's & R7's were ruining WSBK.

In-Front: New rules, 1000cc capacity, less 'factory' race bikes
Jap Manufacturers: We'll leave
In-Front: OK, Bye

Within 3 years all of the manufacturers were back, most via 'private teams' because they didnt want to admit that they were wrong. That too was better for WSBK than full factory efforts again.


October 11, 2012 6:09 PM

re: "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"

well DUHHH...!? of course you'd think that. especially when the net result of all this sees YOU with ever dwindling fortunes.

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