MotoGP » Control ECU confirmed, testing tightened for MotoGP 2014

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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prof-x - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 5:22 PM

you are obviouly illiterate ie. those that cant read or dont understand what they do read... but not hard to understand from reading your post.... you like to stir the pot lol... you keep it up we all need a good laugh.... hahaha...


April 17, 2013 10:22 PM

Despite what the prof says, I'll wait and see if Suzuki DOES make a FULL FACTORY TEAM return (Note: Not engine supplier, or semi-works, or anything less that a Full Factory squad) full-time before its certain.

Kawasaki & Aprilia are in MGP right now - but in CRT - NOT what we are on about which is FACTORY effort. If a team BUYS engines, then they could use just about any Mfr's engine - that does not make the Mfr a factory team effort or even properly 'involved' as a Mfr.

Even if (IF) prof is right about Suzuki - what other Mfrs are seriously considering a FULL FACTORY TEAM effort to take on HRC & Yamaha then?

prof-x - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 10:50 PM

Im right about Suzuki, wait and see, or like just look thro the crash arcive for the articals, on a nother note google fasctory BMW , they said and I quote
" once we win a championship in WSBK we will move on to motogp" that was last year they said that. just another mainline mrf that wants in motogp. Aprilia is in and kawasaki (as I said) has no factory team, but does supply Forward Racing and they are a main mfr.
not to mince words but that facts stand for theselves.

you seem to do a lot of research, so it kina surprizes me that you are not awear of any of this...

an ya I can be a ****, azzhole, and spout off, mostly b/c I hear/read such utter bs on here from all to many armchair no-it-all wana be racers, or thoses that just like to stir the pot lol crt...

like I've said in black in white, believe whatever you want, like me and my bridgestone tire conspiracy.. but thats another subject.


April 18, 2013 1:48 PM


Yes, I am aware of the Suzuki and the BMW stuff.

Admit I haven't kept tabs on the Suzuki, but they did go to Dorna to request to test without committing to a full re-entry (think Dorna said no?) - this suggests that they want to test the water with a toe, so they can pull back. If there is a 100% contracted commitment to be back with full factory next year, then I haven't seen it, no.

As for BMW, as it stands thats just a comment, not a commitment - there's no obligation to follow through on that.

I just think that the odds are so heavily stacked in favour of HRC /Yam in MGP that other Mfr's will be wary of spending lots in a high profile series with a disadvantage that can see them get publicly spanked and damage their brand against Honda /Yam. If I was a CEO I'd steer clear anyway.


April 18, 2013 1:52 PM

On another tack... P78 of this weeks Motorcycle News had Neil Spalding outlining just why Cal's bike isn't as fast as Jorge's and Rossi's, and why/how Yamaha support T3, and what this means for Cal & Brad's bikes and their relative performance.

Seems that the T3 bikes ARE significantly behind. So - my 'armchair speculation' and assessment of the situation seems to have been a LOT closer to the mark, and not the rubbish that some others said that it was.

Check it out if you have the chance

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