MotoGP » Four teams to run control ECU in MotoGP 2013

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

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January 09, 2013 9:56 AM

@cassyo - you read it wrong. The ECU is compulsory for everyone including Honda from 2014. If a team decides to keep their own software on the control ECU from 2014 then they will face the penalty. As it stands no matter what Honda will not be allowed to use their own hardware.

It all seems like another load of complicated interfering. I am just glad I saw GP racing in its hey day when the bikes really were prototypes and we got to see something unsanitised by a commercial committee.

Trippy04 - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:44 AM

CRTs will stick with the complete version of the ECU next year and get four litres of fuel to compensate.
Honda, Yamaha and Ducati will def. continue with own software, inside control ECU hardware.
The grey area is if a new manufacturer (Suzuki, Aprilia) wanted to officially enter motogp but also use the full stock ECU.
would they get the extra 4 litres???

Jon M - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:23 AM

Wait a minute.
They're saying that if a manufacturer supported team ran the control ECU they'd get the 4 litres of fuel back?
Surely not! A Tech 3 Yamaha with a control ECU and 4 extra litres of fuel would be considerably quicker than the factory bike over race distance.
The fuel cap doesn't limit just outright performance but makes the bikes harder to ride as they have be to be 'leaned off' when not on the throttle.

Must be a mistake. I thought it was simply a rule for CRT teams. If you put your engine up for claiming then you're allowed extra gas to level the playing field.


January 09, 2013 9:23 AM
Last Edited 1127 days ago

As I've read here, it is understood that only Honda will have to support the 4 litre penalty, should they stick with their proprietary electronics system beyond this year.

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