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 8:06 PM
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If it's that much better, than you have to wonder why it has many of the same issues MotoGP has, while at the same time having a fraction of the viewers.

Because World Superbikes is a championship meant for production engines? What are you, Lewis Hamilton?

Start thinking and stop hyperventilating, you might save yourself the unecessary realisation that you're talking rubbish.

Go Dorna, Go Carmelo. Time to save both MotoGP and World Superbikes before the manufacturers destroy them both with their high costs and boring racing.

ellis - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 8:59 PM

Looks like bsb only 4 me in 2014, this clown isnt a enthusiast so has no clue. Honda pull out of both and just back bsb, way its going it will be bigger than wsb in a few years.

smudge46 - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 9:27 PM

Seems to me the Dorna & the manufacturers bang on about how technology from Moto GP will come down to road bikes but the road bikes with the most electronics for the road come from manufacturers competing in WSB


October 11, 2012 10:14 PM

A 600cc two stroke triple with two sets of injectors (direct and staged), variable length intake tracts, variable duration intake rotary valves, variable blade style power valves, variable length (think EXUP but better) expansion chambers, and a magnetti marelli Marvel 4 to control it all (along with a skilled engineer/programmer team) would be quite competitive in my eyes


October 11, 2012 10:16 PM

The street version would be a 500cc two stroke triple with direct injection, power valve, constant duration rotary valves, variable blade style power valves, normal expansion chambers, and a good computer that still meets euro2 standards. I'd buy one for 10,999!

ELGuevo - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 10:22 PM

Mr. Ezpeleta,

If you really care about the show leave WSBK exactly as it is and don't f*ck with it.

Oh, and godfather other decent riders just like you do Rossi.

DePuniet, Barbera and others also need your backdoor magic to land on a good bike too.

greg - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 10:34 PM

Ezpeleta's vision of "show" is to cater and please the yellow followers by getting Rossi out of the hole he's in so they don't pull their money away from all the 46 paraphernalia on sale at the tracks.

How he's going to benefit WSBK with that mentality is impossible to imagine.


October 11, 2012 10:59 PM

Why are some people so singlemindedly obsessed with Rossi that they have to pin any move the ruling body takes that they don't agree with on him . It just shows how limited their general knowledge of the sport is . I think people should just see what the powers that be come up with and take it from there. A lot of what Expeleta says is right . In the currant climate you are not going to get Private teams been competitive in Moto Gp when you have the two biggest manufacturers always at the front and everyone else looking at minor places . In WSB a well funded team can get hold of a bike from the manufacturer and win races and even the Championship . In Moto GP that is never going to happen . Its not how much horse power a bike puts out that makes good racing . It's how many bikes are able to match each other .

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