MotoGP » Lorenzo: Four favourites for MotoGP 2013

“The four of us are the favourites, but there can always be surprises and so I don't like to make predictions” – Jorge Lorenzo.

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Roman - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 12:23 AM

Give it up CRT. Nobody wants the tire wars. It only further dilutes the rider to rider competition. Spec ecu and spec tires are the future and you're stuck in the past...ass usual.

Dave - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 10:37 AM

"Livio...Hmm MotoGP from 2006 to 2012 and he won the title twice (once on the bike Rossi could not ride). Would that not equate to a title every three years?"

Posted by Casey Says to get your fats right.

...2 into 7 equals 3.5 (or 3 yrs for one and 4 for the other)and rossi never road the 2007 Desmo so take stoners advice and get your facts (with a c) right...

Your logic is like saying stoner could only manage 1 WC on the bike rossi won

PS on the bike stoner could ride and won races on for 4 years, he only won one (ie: 3 less than 4) WC.

CRT - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 12:05 PM

@ Give it up CRT. Nobody wants the tire wars. It only further dilutes the rider to rider competition. Spec ecu and spec tires are the future and you're stuck in the past...ass usual.

Posted by Roman

Yes, the past, the era in which children like you want back because of the "close racing".


January 25, 2013 6:12 PM

@ CRT. I'm with you that a wider range of tyres should make it easier for teams to get more performance more easily and cheaper than chassis and electronics development. And, as long as EVERY tyre made by ANY tyre Mfr was available to EVERY team & Rider I'd support that - it'd mean a tyre war, but maintain a level tyre field for riders.

The factory budgets may have been as big years ago, but you overlook the fact that the bikes are SO close to being 100% optimised for every corner of every track. To get an 0.0001% improvement needs the resources only HRC & Yam Factory can have.

Hence my saying cut back on the Tech - get rid of the expensive stuff that makes the racing so processional and gives fragmented fields - pneumatic valves, carbon discs, elec programs with algorithms for every corner and maximised engine/economy strategies.
Get back to pure racing.

CRT - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 7:09 PM

Every tire does not need to be available to every team. Much like the days of old, a team alligns itself with the tire manufacturer to get the most performance out of the package. Ban the overnight crap, like it was in 2007-2008.

Dumping the electronics, as glamorous as it appears does more harm than good. The first thing that would need to happen is they need to lose the fuel limit. There is a point in time were having too much fuel outweighs the benefit.

The second thing is to reel in WSBK, quickly. No sense in having a premier class of prototypes if they are not the fastest machines on the planet.

F1 may have banned traction control, it does not mean they are not paying a boat load of money to have a nerd behind a keyboard. Launch control can go, wheelie control can go. I could care less about traction control, but if you ditch it you are only going to widen the gap from the front to the back.

Five engines is a joke. How much money is spent in R&D to make an engine last


January 26, 2013 8:43 AM

@ CRT "get rid of the fuel limit"

I'm fully behind scrapping the fuel limit, IF it was accompanied by getting rid of the tech items I described, and 5 engines is too tight too IMO.

The fuel limit is a nonsense anyway, as it is totally out-of-synch with other rules that encourage and require high fuel consumption, & there's a better solution. A rev simple lower rev limit rule would improve fuel,& remove the need for pneumatic valves and the huge expense entailed as happy by-product - a simple, sensible, easy engineering solution.

As that tech has no practical use away from MotoGP, the factories have no need of it anywhere else, so its an engineering development waste and dead-end anyway.

HRC / Yam want it as it keeps the tech exotic and beyond CRT's, and so it keeps their bikes beyond the reach of anyone else. Simple!

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