MotoGP » HRC still against control ECU and rev limit

HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto explains opposition to control ECU and rev limit

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Tony - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 8:46 AM

Re: Cost Cutting How about cutting down on Races and
increase Testing days!! I am sure it will make it very
different and give drivers fresh and strong driving it
will also help Costs!! MotoGP viewers wll increase as
happens when the season starts.

Norfolk 'N' Chance - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:06 AM

i can understand what the manufacturers are saying about ECUs. there's nothing wrong with manufacturer development. but explain mr Honda where pneumatic valves fits in with all this development for the road?

if you want to see closer racing, ban pneumatic valves bringing in an engine rule so the top end can be rebuilt to change the valve springs. a sensible rev limit so the ducatis dont have the edge. Then make them produce customer racers only, to a set budget. Mr honda has offered to do this already. after a couple of years bikes will filter down to lesser teams who can run last years bikes.

as for the tyre rule just reduce the grip level by 25% so the grip level goes down and the power advantage decreases. look what its done for F1

Nick - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:10 AM

Tony please refer to them as riders - not drivers.

I don't know what is the best solution to improve the show, if it were up to me we'd be back racing 500 two strokes, back in those days there were many different race winners during a season! How many was there this year 3 or 4?

Sasha - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:11 AM

If Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki can offer production racers, closer to prototypes and dorna/fim tweak rules to allow for more fuel or different tires or whatever to give them an extra edge = problems solved.

Otto - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:18 AM

The best years of MotoGP / GP have all shared one thing ... straight forward (simple) rules, freedom to explore the technology within reasonable limits, and true competition (including tyres).
I get fed up about talk of improving the 'show'.
It isn't a show - it's racing and it's a sport.
If the racing is good and competition intense, the crowds will come.
The more Dorna tries to manipulate the event, the more unattractive it becomes.


November 02, 2012 9:19 AM
Last Edited 1275 days ago

You need to read the whole interview as he states a lot of what this piece actually does, tries to create an illusion that Honda are against everything and points out that its all the press. He also says he is not against a rev limit if Dorna can prove to him it will help, he says it will cost more.
Dropping the tyre performance is something he definatley wouldn't go for as that would be hypocrytical as thats what he dose not want to have to do with his engines, who wants manufactured anyway? As he says this championship has always riders that go that little bit more.
He sites the fuel limit as very important and the engine limit, it is important to develope better fuel economy and reliability as that is what everybody wants.
There is also a good bit where Noyes suggests BMW are a small manufacturer, that makes him bite.

Nick - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:21 AM

@ Sasha - Yes well cream does rise to the surface. At least we had amazing battles. You obviously never watched the 2001 season - take the race in Philip Island for example - 8 riders in the lead group changing positions right to the end, that's what I call racing.

And there was more skill in riding a 500 two stroke!


November 02, 2012 9:27 AM

Nick, a lot of that was due to the fact that developement of the 500's had stopped, great race it was and why we need tracks like Phillip Island.
People always say they want the 990's back with less electronics, 2002 and 2003 PI races were the same as they are now apart from battle for third, where Vandergoorburgh managed to keep up on an NSR just to prove how a flowing track bought the best out of 2t.

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