MotoGP » Pedrosa, Hayden talk one engine less - for 2013

“It's not going to be a huge change - unless you have a problem” – Nicky Hayden.

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99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 2:20 PM

We want riders to win because of ability, not because they were lucky enough not to break an engine...

Posted by Ich - Unregistered (4 hours ago)

Exactly.I would hate to see the championship decided by an engine failure!
People complain that we arent seeing enough real racing but riders who are running out of engines are going to be afraid to push for potential victories for fear of damaging the engines they have left.I have always hated the engine rule and this is only going to make it worse.


February 12, 2013 3:50 PM

George run 4 engines ? Ha ! The bloke is so ruthlessly efficient at managing everything MGP, from raw race pace to tyres to team mates, 4 engines is a handicap Dorna should impose on him like they did with the late weight increase imposed on HRC last year. Ducati. Well,never was a problem with the engine.
Anyway,its by and large an MSMA deal,rather than a Dorna decree. All in the name of development for the road.
Now for 2014. If they could agree to enforce road/production valve train actuation on all GP bikes and impose a 15000RPM limit with the spec ECU, we would see some real close action on track.


February 12, 2013 6:25 PM

Jeez that was all of a sudden. I'll take a while to get used to the layout,but I like it. My previous comment was no put down on Lorenzo. It was a big up. The engine cap is no big deal for MSMA prototypes,its the same for all. The rubber..therein lies the real rub. Only way to neutralise the MSMA prototype Factory prototype club is to allow open warfare within the black magic. I reckon Michelin,Dunlop and HangCook can develope compounds and structure for particular bikes and teams per circuit quicker than the MSMA and Dorna can change engine rules and ECU'S than Dorna can manipulate factory seats.

Md Zane - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 7:08 PM

take it to one engine per season and give Ducati a chance.

Don't like new format,so much prefer oldest comment first and is it just me but is this site running realy slow

Dare to Live

February 13, 2013 6:19 AM
Last Edited 1094 days ago

MotoGP is all about prototypes and development however the 5 engine rule must be a trade off between costs and affordability of participation. It is clear that if there were no limits on expenditure (As it should be in an ideal world) then in most cases the richest purse would win most championships and participation would dwindle down. It would therefore appear that limiting the number of engines and or costs is a good thing especially taken that this may be the very reason why other manufacturers such as Aprilia, Kawasaki, Suzuki and others do not participate,

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