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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Jim - Unregistered

February 13, 2013 10:07 AM

Obviously theres been alot of work put into the new site layout, but i have to say im not a fan. The most recent comment first is a pain because you have to messa round getting to the first page to read the comments from the start.

I think it looks good at first glance, but it doesnt seem very user friendly and looks too 'busy' in my opinion.

Im a great beleiver in moving forward, but only if it makes it more simple and user friendly, not if it makes it more complicated and less straight forward.

Sorry Crash, but i much prefer the old layout.

: - Unregistered

February 13, 2013 6:05 PM

Why do people keep criticising Dorna for everything, even when it's others who are to blame? There's a motomatters article on the Reposl/HRC press releases after Sepang which mentions, "the decrease in engine allocation, REQUESTED BY THE MSMA, from 6 to 5 engines." Dorna has been trying to give fans the close racing they want to see, which puts it in direct conflict with the factories of the MSMA, each of which would like to be able to run away at the front, crushing the opposition, to make it appear that it's their bike which is winning, not the rider. Fans tend only to consider race results, ignoring the fact that in BSB, for example, Honda Fireblades have ten times as much spent on them to be competitive compared to the Kawasakis, with little advantage to show for their greater spending. It should be obvious to road riders that the standard Kawasaki is much better value as it requires so much less modification than the Honda to bring it up to BSB standards.

Jake318 - Unregistered

February 13, 2013 11:37 PM

No carbon fiber wheels , engines down to 5 , brake restrictions WHY? if Ezpeleta cries lower costs again someone should ask why then can CRT tams use 300%MORE on electronics than a the factory bikes .Little by Little Ezpeleta is trying to push the factries OUT of MotoGP. Honda has bent over backwards tying to please Ezpeleta. ..Ezpeleta poses a problem , honda comes up withsolution EXAMPLE not enough bikes on the grid? Honda offered 23 factory bikes . Ezpeleta shoots it down saying Honda would have too much political power ?
Ezpeleta wants the political power and instead of honda bending over backwards to help . Ezpeleta wants Hona tro bend over forwards to screw them.


February 13, 2013 11:57 PM

BTW I have nothing agains CRT bikes/teams in fact I like the addtion and the comparison of worked superbike engines vs factory engines . BUT They shouldnt be used as a tool to push out the factories from MotoGP racing , THEY DO PAY THE BILLS . the factories should be left alone to race 1000cc prototypes unhindered . If Ezpeleta really just wanted cheaper close racing he would allow the CRT bikes/teams to run 1200cc production engines (displacement is cheap horsepower remember?) and then the CRT bikes would have competitive Horsepower and the factories would also be happy. Unfortunatly this cheaper racing/competitve racing plea is being used as an excuse to impliment rules on the factories until they get nothing out of racing and leave .Ezpeleta has shot down factories solutions and adds new rules almost daily . he has even stated he expects the factories to leave and is hoping the public is to stupid to figure out what he is up to


February 14, 2013 2:23 AM

Hayden also went onto say "It's not a big difference for us at Ducati, if anything we can use it as another excuse for never developing our bike, not realising that CF was a step backwards and that listening to two of the best riders ever to pull on leathers was probably a good start"


February 14, 2013 8:09 PM

This is a terrible time to bring this rule into effect. Right now Ducati needs the ability to bring different engines to the table and test to help them get their bike up to speed.

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