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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December 21, 2012 6:44 PM
Last Edited 1146 days ago

Unfortunatley the race is just part of the whole thing, I always go for the weekend not just the race and great racing does not seem to sell to the paying fans or the sponsors, only those who sit and watch it on Eurosport, another bad business decision to give them exclusivity.
6 Manufacturers yes but only 15 bikes, FGS learnt nothing from Motogp's mistakes.

Doctor Who - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 7:31 PM

Instead of Carmelo helping MotoGp to be succesful, somebody should help Carmelo with his drinking problem.
Only drunk people could make these kind of crappy rules!

Busa Boy. - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 7:58 PM

Regarding the penalty point issue.
What i dont want to see is a situation where riders are afraid to make daring overtaking moves in case it is deemed over aggressive and a penalty is dished out.We complain that not enough "racing" goes on and that Motogp has become a procession.
I would truly hate to see the world title decided by penalty points.This issue is going to have to be handled very carefully.


December 21, 2012 8:09 PM
Last Edited 1146 days ago

I think that is everyones concern Busa Boy and by the same token no one wants to see a title decided by a stupid move as it was when the Motogp safety advisor won the 250 title. Whilst Maquez has unquestionable and unbelievable talent, his regard for other competitors safety has to be questioned, such a shame that we will never see him and Marco lock horns.


December 21, 2012 8:20 PM

I don't see the penalty points thing really making any diff, you still need a human to make a decision to impose the penalty's and this is no different to before.
There is no detail about how points are allocated to specific offences so what difference does it make?
Bringing in a points system will not negate the inconsistency of the race directors logic which has always existed.

Busa Boy. - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 9:27 PM

The thing is,what do you class as a dangerous move?
What one official may class as racing,another may class as dangerous.Consistency is what is needed.And common sense.Personally,i think Marquez is over vilified.He is a tough racer who,at times,needs to reel himself in,but i dont think he pulls deliberately dangerous moves.He is going to be the centre of attention for many this year i think.I just hope its not as the target of hate mongers.

OZ Bill - Unregistered

December 22, 2012 2:35 AM

"There was one rider who verbally attacked and humliated the marshals last year. Too bad he's retired cos Im sure this rule was made because of his stupid behaviour."

Posted by Canon

And as far as we all know in the history of the sport only one rider has blamed everybody but himself for his failures. That is Casey Stoner. Blames his family for his quitting. Blames the marshals for his DNFs. Blames other riders and punching them for his lack of speed. Blames the system for his mesely two championships. Blames Rossi for his unpopularity. Blames the his arms, stomach, his team, the bike, anything under the sun for his under achievements.

Roo Shooter - Unregistered

December 22, 2012 9:12 AM

Oh Mr Oz Bill you so funny with your made up comments and you think you Australian with that tag Oz Bill or do we call you Mr LC Tanner.

Either way love your comment, is it coming out in a book or movie, please with such an imagination you should write more

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