MotoGP » MotoGP’s 2013 qualifying format explained


MotoGP's version of a knockout-style qualifying system to make its debut at Qatar on Saturday.

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Daniels - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 2:19 PM

Oh for god's sake this is ridiculous! Just get the damn bikes onto the track and see who's the fastest. Don't turn this into some ricidulous prolonged and excessively complex session like f1! Ridiculous!

matt - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 2:50 PM

it is indeed gettign dangerously close to F1. I can kind of see why they'd want to keep the slower CTRs away from the fast bikes but it does seem overly compliated. Stoner would have liked it probably as it keeps the slower bikes away, but he's gone.

I still think having the warm up for the Moto3 and Moto2 24 hours before the race is a bit off, anythign could happen to alter the conditions between the two days.

pp916 - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 5:04 PM

And the reasoning for this is???

So if Moto2 & 3 have their wam up in fine weather but on raceday its pis*ing down what then?

This sport appears to be run by idiots that can't resist constant tinkering, all part of some misguided idea for improving 'the show'......and all to favour the big money end of the paddock.

shyam - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 6:02 PM

THERE IS BAD PART & EVEN GOOD,...if some rider needs to improvise but testing things like corner exit time,grip, acceleration, etc etc can improvise machines too,,,,none tells u to run out of control...its good for fans n viewers but risk is more as they moves above 350. from thursday onwards full motogp mania.....oops cant wait....
qatar - pole - pedrosa,2nd jorge,3rd vale,4th cal, 5th bradl,

race winner- rossi vs dani ......

wise man - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 6:16 PM

some people just don't like change of would just rather complain then see the benefits in this...

this will not only be safer, by keeping slower riders out of the way (crt's), but it will also make for faster qualifying times...

how many times did cs complain about almost running into slower riders an he wasn't alone as we heard from
many of the top riders how they could have placed a better time but was blocked by slower riders. as well the slower riders almost getting takingout in situations that are not there fault. Colin Edwards said he's constantly looking back and joked a out having mirrors lol...
the riders are glad for it, as Jorge said earlier "its safer and maybe we can go faster"

It doesn't look too bad. I prefer the traditional 1 hour quali but this change needs to be made for safety.

Comparing it to F1 is unfair, F1 changed for the sake of entertainment. It went from a 1 hour session to a WSBK (old style) superpole, to a knockout.

MotoGP qualifying (sorry to say) has been more exciting that the races a lot of the time but has become dangerous with the CRTs circulating.

joelegs - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 8:33 PM

anyone who thinks that this system is less complicated than the F1 quali format is a complete fool. At least the F1 quali format actually takes place in quail hahahaha. the mug who dreamt up this idea should be replaced. This system will not last more than this season, hopefully its gone by round 5!

Moi

April 02, 2013 8:36 PM

I expect besides keeping the track clearer for the fastest 12 bikes this is also a way of giving some much needed sponsor friendly airtime to the slower (CRT) bikes which could well help them out financially which in turn might turn that into additional performance.

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