MotoGP » Santi Hernandez (Marquez’s crew chief) - Q&A

"Looking at how testing has gone, we can say that Marc has adapted very well, but this does not really mean anything" - Santi Hernandez.

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Change for better - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 1:26 PM

Change for better? yes offcorse, Motogp is top racing department where bikes will reach levels of technology that will bring the future to sport road bikes so if Motogp bikes are esay now so will be the road bikes and its allways better for the rider... Its fair to say that we are on the electronic age where live on Motogp is much more esay, its more dificult to crash or make silly mistikes you dont get so much scare of open the throttle, is caind sad for the show because technology is starting to make a lot of difierence and that creats gaps to rivals, and for that rivals be more competitive they need better electronics... I just think for me what technology will come first on the next years? Will Motogp have sequential Transmitions like some road bikes startet to have where riders can change gears with is hand without having to use any clutch like on F1? will Hibrid technology started to showup here for manufacters have more control on the fuel that is beeing limited year by Year??

Change for Better - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 1:27 PM

Will Motogp be the first racing to use full electric engines offcorse with higher levels of technology that latter will come for road?? This are very interesting questions, what will be the reasonble future for Racing when the Petrol end... even 4 strokes have one end like 2 strokes had=(

prof-x - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:39 PM

If MotoGP races electric bikes, it will be destroyed by proper petrol bikes, some of you guys dont know how much more weight efficient it is to have petrol vs battery mass. Race gas is still very much more efficient than batteries, and those super-caps are only could for a very short amount of time. The problem with racing is the mass appeal towards environmentalism where stupid people pretend like they know what they are talking about. No better than the church dictating the rules for racing.

Change for better - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 11:39 PM


Is on racing where parts are developed, you are a genius by saying that Petrol is better then one electric engine at the moment, that is clear for all people, but if people(enginers) start to pay more attencion to electric engines and start to study new ways to improve this engines all bet that will not take long until you find better batteries with less weight and more energy, and you can bet that faster electric engines will showup and will end up to beat combustion engines on every department , with eletric engines you have Full torque just when you open the trotthel.. i allready wach some review on new bikes that are on the market and some concept projects where they promise many stuff him terms of Power and durability, its not now but maybe to 2020 you will be impressed with this market

Gapai - Unregistered

March 22, 2013 3:49 AM

Dear Crash,

Would u please remove any Stoner picture in this site because he is not here anymore. You prefer to show more interesting figure than him. Motogp has many.

Thank You


March 22, 2013 10:51 AM

The big thing in this interview is to really highlight just what vast resources HRC have available, and just how much money, staff, technology and support Marquez has at his disposal.

I didn't realise that even in his M2 days he had an engineer with decades of experience who'd worked with previous premier class WC's. Not exactly had to scrape around and make do, has he?

No question the lad is talented, & with the kind of backing Marquez enjoys he's got every chance to be a contender. The great pity is that only MM and 3 other guys (actually, maybe only ONE other guy in DP) has similar backing and tools to contend the Championship.

Q - can we really justify calling MotoGP a World Championship, when there are (at best) only 4 riders (3 Spaniards & an Italian) in the same race all season?

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