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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Chris - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 12:23 PM

Suppose this cost cutting exercise will see more cheap copies coming out of China lol.
How the hell R&D teams are supposed to move forward in technical design and development with these stupid rules. There's already in place a minimum weight limit in place for the bikes, carbon wheels are a improvement in regards of safety as this is a lighter revolving mass to slow down along with high Tec brakes. So how can this improve safety? I don't want to see the blue ribbon band of racing being strangled and swept up by stupid rules. We want to see cutting edge technology racing bikes ridden by the best riders in the world on their limits. Dorna get a grip!!

Dorna`s little favourite. - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 1:50 PM

Motegi 2010.Rossi nearly punts Lorenzo off track whilst overtaking.Lorenzo complains.Rossi fans say he needs to man up and that clashing fairings is real racing.
Mugello 2012.Stoner clashes fairings with Bautista during an overtake.He is accused of dangerous riding and should be penalised!
Jerez 2011.Rossi too hot into a bend,loses it and crashes,taking Stoner out.His fans call it a racing incident.
Assen 2012.Bautista too hot into a bend,loses it and crashes,taking Lorenzo out.He is slated by everyone here and is given a penalty the following race!
Make of that what you will.To me it isnt so much what happens during an incident,but who is involved!

Roger Morse - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 3:54 PM

I suggest 2 simple methods of reducing costs in MotoGP. Firstly, dispense with qualifying tyres altogether - this will save huge amounts of money and the riders will all still be on a level playing field, making qualifying just as exciting as it is now. Secondly, ban carbon fibre brake discs, which are hugely expensive and can only be used in dry conditions. The suprememly talented riders would quickly adapt their riding and braking to the cheaper discs. Qualifying tyres and carbon discs will never filter down to road bikes, so the technology is of limited commercial value in manufacturers displaying their products.

tires are freefree - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 4:18 PM

tires are FREE to motogp teams thats part of the mono supplier agreement

teams dont pay for tires thats why they only get x fronts and rears per weekend

ppl need to know wtf they r talking about before shooting their mouths off

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 5:27 PM


Does everybody remember what happened when the snooker chiefs clamped down on the bad boys? It became so boring that nobody watches it any more. When Rossi retires the well behaved robots will have won the day.



December 21, 2012 6:19 PM
Last Edited 986 days ago

To reply to you in a bullet point manner:
1. The manufacturers were allowed to develope the spend, spend, spend rules and that put Motogp where it is, Kawasaki were just crap and always have been. Suzuki are just Suzuki and have been told that unless you do it properley then don't come back.
2. CRT did exactly what it was meant to, show the factories there is an alternative. CRT will carry on as the chassis manufacturers will have plenty of data for factory engines when they arrive, from the start they had nothing. (KR Honda example). Or are you one of them who believe anybody can stick a chassis and engine together and be within the second of a mighty factory after a couple of thousand miles?
Nakamoto said that the Honda CRT will be a proper one, taking a swipe at the ART which showed just how weak the factory Aprilia WSB engine is. When looking from trackside you could clearly see what the problem was with the Avintia, the Motec electronics, they just didn't work.


December 21, 2012 6:37 PM
Last Edited 986 days ago

3. If the economy is to blame for WSB terrible attendance figures, how come Motogp isn't as badly affected?
4. 6 manufacturers in WSB there are 9 in Motogp, where is it written that KTM will enter? The only thing I have seen is before KTM will even consider entering they have to make a STABLE (your favourite) rule for 1200's, adding weight through the season is cheap then?
If Flamini would not of scrapped his 19k kit rule in 2001 before it even got off the ground and p*****d off the manufacturers he may have been on better footing, instead he just wanted to take on Motogp, taking prototypes in like the Petronas, Benelli, Bimota Aprillia etc and allowing virtual unlimited state of tune. Then embark on giving rounds for virtual no sanction fee so ending up having to give 93% of his company to ISM and Interpublic before that, ending up with a bad conflict of interest in India. Bad marketing and terrible business sense.

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