MotoGP » Map problem prompts Bradl’s Sepang fall

"...After that I was back to the standard engine brake but it was too much in those difficult conditions" – Stefan Bradl.

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October 22, 2012 9:36 AM

Vale looked completely nonchalant as he fell in front of him, as if to say, 'I can see that, I'll miss him and I don't wanna lose any time with this'. Experience, I guess, but certainly focused.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 10:34 AM

they were both on the limit, Vale would have crashed trying to slow and move off line, safest thing is to hope and pray he gets out of the way fast enough, Vale will probably give Bradl more room next time though.

ianzz - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 9:44 AM

they need to get rid of the electronics, it just ruins everything, no need for it, lets see the riders deal with it, as rossi says it's boring! moto 2 + 3 don't have it and they're good.


October 23, 2012 10:27 PM

Of course Moto2 and 3 have electronics. I think what you mean is they need to simplify the electronics, in which case I heartily agree.

They need to ensure there is no way of changing the map during the race. They need to remove the facility for the ECU to change maps based on its position on the circuit using the timing loops. And in particular they need to drop traction control and wheelie control. If ABS is wrong for the sport then so is traction control.

There's no need for a spec ECU, there's just a need for restrictions on what the ECU can do.

Honda have stated their opposition to a ban on traction control, but I believe this is because they believe they have the lead in that field. Introduce a spec ECU and they would lose that lead. So it's not surprising that they have also stated an objection to a spec ECU. So they could actually put through ECU restrictions like I suggest as a sop to Honda. Which do you want Mr Honda, a spec ECU or a ban on clever electronics?

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