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Standard ECU compulsory from 2014 - manufacturers to keep their own electronics software, but face four-litre fuel penalty...

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Bike Racing Fan - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 6:25 PM


I just dont think its good when you sell a championship where its meant to be a level playing field with control fuel, tires and engines and limited body work and other rules.

Its not in the interest that one rider can do so much more miles on the bike testing to learn it inside and out. I am sure alot of riders on the grid would be much better given many more hours going round and round on their bike.

Cost cutting, dont see it going on with that team.


November 10, 2012 6:31 PM

Level playing field? Whatever are you talking about? The best team, rider and bike will win.

You could say that for any rider that's had more money and resources put into him. What I don't understand is why all the moaning about Marquez is seen as justified in people's eyes.

I don't see cost cutting for any team assuming they have the money to burn.

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 6:43 PM

@ seperated

"Screw you Honda!"

Honda have offered to sell RC213's to anyone.. Seems to me that it is only Honda and Yamaha trying to keep GPs alive.

Well at least if Honda give up and concentrate on supers we might get another decent V4 sportsbike out of them.

lean two

November 10, 2012 6:46 PM

@Bike Racing Fan
no... waight limt change in moto2 is for 2013

ecu change for motogp is for 2014..
btw ecu software is not a mandate, its an option, teams can still use their own software.


November 10, 2012 7:03 PM
Last Edited 1270 days ago

Not bad rule changes, the manufacturers get to keep their software wizards working miracles, but stops them using fancy hardware like Honda use the gyroscopes from Asimo. Therefore this keeps the R&D budgets coming in. CRT have less to worry about in the engine and concentrate on getting the power they do have down to the ground.
I cannot see this massively affecting WSB, maybe putting them on maximum 18 engines, which gives them about the same ratio as WSS bikes, ie 1.5 races per engine and limiting the fuel to 22ltr instead of 24 as they only do 3/4 of the distance of GP's. Ban the use of GPS as they are still using, ban the use of active suspension and ban direct GP parts, ie suspension, wheels etc.

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