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Ioda, Avintia, Forward and PBM to run new MotoGP control ECU system in 2013

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January 11, 2013 11:18 PM
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No,No,No and I care passionately about the series and as I keep saying its not just about the race, its the whole event and the whole championship.
I like to marvel at how these guys get these bikes round so precisely lap after lap, watch WSB and the bikes are shaking their head and looking ragged, I'm sure if you put a 20p on a corner Lorenzo would hit it every time. People keep saying the races are getting more strung out, I say it hasn't changed much in 30 years, I think for a few its just boring when Rossi isn't winning.
The electronics are not just rider aids but engine aids as well, do you not find it amazing that and engine can be thrashed yet used again and again?
I enjoy quotes like these from Tom Jojic "Ran the new MM spec ECU on the dyno. Looking forward to Sepang" and "Have to give Marelli people credit. Switched on people that know there stuff. Spec ECU is impressive."


January 11, 2013 11:27 PM

@talentfan you are maybe taking me a little to literally :) but there are any number of series where the machines are far more similar which are for the type of fan base you are talking about, all the riders had to prove themselves in these situations initially, plenty of the motogp followers, yourself included maybe, think its all about the rider or at least should be but I don't think that is the case, just keep thinking prototypes!


January 14, 2013 10:06 AM

RSMick & Bikenut. I appreciate your comments.

What I'm on about is that MotoGP is generally accepted as being the premier 'F1' of mororcycle sport. So, if bike racing is ever to reach, interest and 'grab' new fans, then MotoGP is the benchmark by which ALL bike racing will be judged. Why? Because its the series that most potential new fans would tune in to view before any other.
And, as a 'show' and competitive spectacle with grit and personality we all know that MotoGP is failing badly.
The VR Show hid that from many for a while perhaps, but (just like F1 badly needed and got) MotoGP badly needs to be a lot more involving for the television viewer - and so far I'm not seeing that there's any real initiatives and innovation to the rules and the bikes that is going to do anything about that.
Making the racing better (which tends to mean evening up the performance disparity and putting more control in the hands of the pilot) is part of a much bigger picture IMO.


January 14, 2013 10:14 AM

Speaking as a mainly TV bike race viewer myself - I'll throw in another (unrelated) pet hate of mine...
When are the TV people going to actually employ Directors who actually understand that they are showing a live motorcycle race and what it is their viewers want to see?
I want to see the racing, and the dices through the field. I DON'T want to watch others watching monitors in the pits for 30sec at a time & miss a chunk of the race. I DON'T want to watch racers trudging through the gravel after a crash for 30 sec & miss a chunk of the race. I do not want the Directors to focus too much on Spanish & Italian stars on track, when they are circulating on their own mid-pack - find a battle & show me that! And so on. I want to see the damned RACING, not some out-of touch Director getting all Arty and playing around to suit himself not the viewer. Best use of TV would help MotoGP too!

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