MotoGP » Penalty Points among latest MotoGP rule changes


New '10 points and you're out' penalty system to punish bad behavior in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3

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Tetley

December 20, 2012 6:34 PM

The 107 percent rule is silly and could make sp**** grids even sparser.
The flag lights on the dashboards, like Jorge wanted, should prevent the slower bikes from getting in the way, so why exclude them ? The tracks are all wide enough to carry fast and (marginally) slower bikes.
The penalty points system seems like a good idea at first, but there will still be disputes and protests whenever there is an incident, and appeals will follow as before. What it needs is say 3 recently ex-racers to make the judgements and decide what penalty, if any, is justified. Only racers know what racing is about, and only they can differentiate between an agressive-but-fair move, and a hopelessly bad lunge. What's more, their decision should be final and binding.

Md Zane - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 6:51 PM

Moto3 and Moto2 Classes
Effective Immediately:
Moto2 class quick-shifter systems must be approved by the Technical Director.

Seems to add weight to the arguement that there was some bending of the rules this year.

M1M - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 7:18 PM

"Moto2 class quick-shifter systems must be approved by the Technical Director."

Another case of shutting the stable door after the horse has moved up to MotoGP?

Busa Boy - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 8:14 PM

I see Marquez is the new man to hate on Crash.He is seen as a danger because of his fairing clashing style.But lets not forget,Rossi has done more than his share of fairing clashing over the years.But THEN it is seen as real mans racing!
I can see this penalty point rule becoming a real bone of contention.Will some riders get punished whilst others are let off the hook?
I can definately see that happening!
If penalty points are to be applied,it has to be done in a fair and consistant manner.Otherwise the outcome of a race championship could become very controversial

Crashing Noob - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 9:25 PM

"I see Marquez is the new man to hate on Crash.He is seen as a danger because of his fairing clashing style.But lets not forget,Rossi has done more than his share of fairing clashing over the years."

How many crashes did Rossi cause during his career? Two. Marquez wipes out that many riders every weekend.

Just saying.

Grumy Ol' Man - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 9:28 PM

Dorna to control Moto3 engines........

First Honda destroy 125GP in favour of their mega expensive 4 strokes.

Then they get resoundingly beaten in their 4 stroke game by KTM in 2012.

Honda = sore losers. Yet again manipulating behind the scenes for their own advantage,and Dorna the spineless wonders just go along.

rusjel - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 10:21 PM

Hey Grumpy, tell that kid to get off your lawn, then go and read the story more carefully.

If the tire warmer regs had been in place this year it would have been even closer between Dani and Jorge. I'm sorry Casey won't be there next year, but with Dani's increasing confidence and Rossi back on a Yamaha plus Marquez and Jorge it's going to be a cracker!

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