MotoGP » Suzuki a 'maybe' for MotoGP 2014

“[Suzuki] are asking us to have some testing during the 2013 season and if everything goes well maybe we will see them in 2014” – Carmelo Ezpeleta

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December 11, 2012 1:14 PM


Its worth opening the wallet to make sure they (Honda) retain their lofty position in MotoGP looked at like that now isn't it?

I think Dorna have a much stronger position than they realise, and should exercise it. Make the needed rule changes to make the racing fairer and more competitive, and let the factories (Yam as well as Honda)deal with it as they see fit.


December 11, 2012 1:12 PM

@ Makrus "You think Honda will back down and accept full controlled ecu once carmello has the power to change the rules as he sees fit?"
I'd like to see Ezplezeta and Dorna take the bull by the horns and actually call Honda's bluff on this. Instigate the rule fully and then let Honda decide what they do - stay or go.
Honda seem to ignore (or play down)the fact that MotoGP provides the Stage they need to demonstrate their Technology and Brand - no series, no stage. If they walk then I think it might be the best thing for the series long-term to have control and the destiny back in the hands whose interests are best served by decent racing.
Honda aren't anything like as strong a force in any other racing series... so perhaps they are so hell-bent on throwing weight and money into MotoGP is more to do with preserving their Rep? After all - take away their big budget advantages in MotoGP, and Honda's profile is a lot lower? Its worth opening the wallet to make sure they retain their l

Makrus - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 12:48 PM

That's a pretty big if dext37. You think Honda will back down and accept full controlled ecu once carmello has the power to change the rules as he sees fit?

Makrus - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 12:27 PM


Well it all depends on how they change the rules. They want make the racing more of a spectacle so I'd say that the rule changes in the future will only benefit new comers.


December 11, 2012 12:16 PM

@ Cockroach. Sorry, but you have no chance telling Dave to be 'subjective' - when from the manner of his posts indicates that he'd have to look the word up first (or get mummy to look up the big word for him).

Ok, the Rossi jibe was a cheap shot, but the childish reaction to then launch an inaccurate and spiteful outburst at Stoner just tells us all we need to know about 'Dave'. Someone was mean about his hero, so rather than an intelligent counter, we get the usual mean-spirited and childish lashout.

Dave - how do you expect ANYONE to give any weight or thought to posts when you come out with nasty little pokes like that? Sorry if this offends, but I hope you are just a child, cos if you are an adult then you've got issues.

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 12:09 PM

Suzuki and Kawasaki always work hard,
but if Dorna is changing rules soo much quick,
they put them in trouble, should be more stable
with change rules after hardwork by them,
about 800cc era for example...
love to see they are on edge, after all


December 11, 2012 11:57 AM

@ Dave, "Stoner all at sea" what series did you watch this year, 5 victory's, 10 podiums in total, 5 poles, missed 3 races due to huge crash and still came 3rd in the title, sure it wasn't as good a year as 2011, but all things considered not a bad one either, if you are going to bag a rider at least be subjective!


December 11, 2012 11:52 AM

Also remember that the CRT Aprilia is 99.9% factory, and that Carmelo has been talking a little more closely with BMW and Aprilia about entering the championship, should everyone agree only control ECU and electronics to lower costs, by 2016, MotoGP could be like 2003/2004 again, all manufacturers (pretty much) in and 2 team privateers running previous works bikes, like 24 proper GP bikes on the grid and good racing.

Sasha - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 11:23 AM

What Rossi proved is that you need a good bike and a good rider to succeed. If your bike is a bit of a dog, you are lucky if you have a rider that can deal with it against all odds.

Honda has won **** all with a good bike until they signed Stoner.
Yamaha simply has a good bike and a good rider.

Suzuki will build a decent bike (not good) and sign an average rider which results in average results.

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