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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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CRT - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 5:16 PM

prof-x - Unregistered

"but the FACT that kawaski is a main line manufacture suppling motors to Forward ctr team in moto gp may not say much but it does say the are involved in motogp as I stated, fact!"

Only IF Kawasaki is the one prepping the engines.

If I slap a Kawasaki engine in a go cart and race in the local series is does not mean I am receiving factory support from Kawasaki.

CRT - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 5:18 PM


And what exactly happened to Honda's threat to quit the classif a control ECU was introduced?

I believe it was if there was a spec ECU and they could not use thier own software. In this case the software is open for the factories to tune.

CRT - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 5:25 PM

SP3 - Unregistered

wonder how many decades it'll take for everyone to realise AND admit that all the 'spec' rules in the world don't/won't make racing closer, me exciting, or cheaper. Dumb in the extreme.


Racing budgets are not going to change. The money will simply be moved somewhere else to try and gain the advantage, be it frame, aero etc.

Kicking out the manufacturers will have the same end results. Proof is in Moto 2. People b!thced and maned about the budget of Marquez's Repsol team. Same thing will happen if you kick out the Manufacturers. Repsol, Redbull, Monster are going to spend big money, giving those teams a budgetary advantage.

Racing is expensive even at the club level. Top level racing is exponentially more expensive, as it should be.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 7:16 PM

lol no but that's funny, I never said forward racing is getting a factory supported motors just the opposite....
I have stated in black in wight re read its right below
that Kawasaki is currently involved in moto gp and soon, as of next year actually this year if you count the testing season Suzuki will be too (undo to certain popular belief lol)
as Talent fan stated "no mfr will touch moto gp" aside from honda and yamaha, and that he believes Suzuki wont be back in 2014 b/c or rules like this... read it for yourself lol... even though Suzuki is a has said we will be back in motogp in 2014. but hey, beleive whatever you want.... just like I belive the whole tire suppiy system is rigged!!! but thats another subject.

CRT - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 7:57 PM

If Kawasaki is not providing support to Forward, they have zero involvement in Moto GP, which is contrary to what you are saying.

Did Kawasaki give Forward the engines, or did Forward have to buy them? Last I heard they bought them.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 9:06 PM

@crt my point has nothng to do with that... my point is that currently Kawasaki has presence in motogp and that Suzuki is coming back only to rebut what Talent fan said:
2013 9:58 PM
talentfan said:
"No other Mfr's want to touch MGP with a bargepole"

as I said, re read it again, kawasaki is a main line mfr supplying Forward Racing motors, and therefore has presence in moto gp ie another mfr!, and Suzuki is coming back with a full factory supported team in 2014. he is wrong no biggy, no need to drag it out we all make mistakes, or, as I just said... beleive whatever you want, if someone doesn't think Suzuki wont be back thats their prerogative... even tho its all over the media taht say they will lol...

Paddles - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 12:52 AM

I believe that the only thing keeping Suzuki and Kawasaki in touch with Motogp is the current CRT rules and the hope that one day the championship will become cheaper by allowing not only production components but also control equipment such as ECU's. They showed that they can't/won't compete with the current factory duopoly by pulling the pin on their prototype programs. The current prototype rules are only attractive to Honda/Yamaha and even Ducati is struggling to keep up with them.

CRT - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 1:25 PM

Atlanta Hat Company sells hats at the Moto GP event, I guess they are part of Moto GP as well, hance another manufacturer.

I think it's the mamma jones umbrella company that manufactures the umbrellas for the grid girls, so we can say they are a manufacturer in the series as well.

In other words, both of those company's have as much involvement in Moto GP as Kawasaki.


April 16, 2013 1:45 PM

@CRT Honda said no such thing. Their initial statement on the suggestion of a spec ECU was that they would withdraw if such a rule was imposed. They then started back pedalling and allowing concessions once it became clear that nobody else was particularly concerned.

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