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Control ECU will go ahead in MotoGP 2014, testing loophole removed to avoid repeat of this year's private Austin test.

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Jack - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 7:13 PM

@Coffee

Are you just deluded? Much like the majority here seem to be?

The entire problem with MotoGP is because of the manufacturers, they promised that they would keep the grid full in return for going to 4 strokes. Did they keep that promise?

No. They messed up MotoGP and dropped the grid to 17 riders. If your grand master plan of having the manufacturers jump ship was to occur, then all you'd be left with is a handful of manufacturer bikes racing around tracks without any real racing.

Dorna is taking the championship back into the control of the organisers to provide better entertainment for the viewers, not leaving the manufacturers to destroy it further.

coffee - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 8:22 PM

@Jack
no reason for insults, but since you think I'm "delusional" I take your would and use correctly, yes dorna has deluded me with their watered down version of motogp, not that we can go back in time but the days of 30+ 500cc two stokes are gone Dona has killed much of what we all have loved about motogp, and you are delusional if you can't see it.

And WSBK is next!!! you can't see it b/c but you have drinking Carmelo's deluded watered down coolaid for all to long.... but you go on believeing.

Ah seng - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 1:12 AM

Can some one enlighten me why motegi round use different disc brake?

Last two years we heard ducati need more testing day, this year we hear that some team should not go extra testing if other smaller budget team are not going. I'm confused..

Paddles - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 2:54 AM

@jack, coffee is right there's no need for personal insults but you are bang on the money mate, motogp has become a battle between two corporate heavyweights and it has destroyed the championship because the two main corporations don't care about the health of the championship, they just care about winning it at all costs and winning is made a hell of a lot easier if you only have to compete with one other team both on the track for race wins and in the garage for engineering and personnel/staffing. Dorna is merely taking back control of the show and making it better for everybody and it's a good thing. I'm all for a rev limit to bring the prototypes back to CRT level rpm.

amakusa

April 10, 2013 3:31 AM

We have seen bikes progress from flatslide carbs to fuel injection to customized fuel mapping to fine tune combustion needs even while on the go all thanks to RND from factory teams all this while. In 2014 onwards all these development will be gone in the name of cost saving. Will it really save cost? I dont think so. Man will look for other ways to evolve and money will always be there for those who look for it.

ktmduc

April 10, 2013 3:58 AM

I presume that the factories treat this as an investment in "advertising", while DORNA looks to maximize profits that are presumably (?) dominated ultimately by TV viewership. That is, I am just guessing, that the revenue from bums in seats at events is not a large contributor to DORNA's bottom line.
That being said, I see no reason why having more bikes on the track under artificial conditions makes any difference to either the manufacturers' or DORNA's bottom lines. If you had 4 competitive, unrestricted bikes RACING (like this past weekend) for the biggest factories, and 6 competitive, unrestricted bikes RACING somewhere behind those 4 on a regular basis, viewership would thrive. If you then "forced" the factories to sell customer engines upon demand by (unrestricted) privateers, there may be a third group of competitive racers involved.
Right now the CRTs are just plain irrelevant because of the artificial rules.

VF - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 5:08 AM

always restrictions,always pulling down.ecu,software,all this for a crt f...king sh.t category.i don't want Microsoft race.don't need big brother in motogp.
I prefer watch fifteen manufacturer's prototype bikes fight in an exclusive motogp class with the best pilots,the best engineering, best humansressources,best research to put motogp in an other upper level each year,to see movement in progress,something that make me dream when i buy motorbike ,or watch motorbike racing instead of 22 crt craps sh.t bikes.please carmelo don't turn moto gp into a bad spanish tortilla or paella business.

VF - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 5:22 AM

This is motogp It is international,worldwide,mondial championship,belongs to the world mechanics heritage.
God gives us this heritage ,millions of fans,youngs boys and girls,people from all around the world watching you,you are not allowed to turn motogp in a backstage business.

notanmsvfan - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:38 AM

so they are saving teams money by having the contacted riders sat at home whilst slower riders are testing there machines 2 seconds a lap slower. makes no sense to me. i think they should be aloud a few private tests. but going to a new track was unfair. but clever

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