MotoGP » Marc VDS 'looking at MotoGP' for 2014

"We've spoken to a number of people about the options available, including the Yamaha engines and the Honda RCV production racer"

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Plod - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 4:41 PM

Bloody hell. They can't even win a race in Moto2. What bloody chance will they have in MotoGP. These guys have arguably had the best rider, with the best equipment , with the biggest budget in Moto2 and they couldn't win a bingo competition, let alone a race, let alone a Championship. It's such a shame Scott's career has be aligned with these guys. Move on Scott and you'll start winning something again

coffee - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 5:01 PM

so how can they move up considering the 24 team rule? whar CRT team is going to sell out? that is be bought out by Marc VDS ?

I think Scott should stay in Moto2 one more year, he is destin to get a better more competive ride with Tech3 or Gresini.

The Mentor - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 5:32 PM

What most of you are saying is true to a certain degree. True F1 has been able to get the factories to supply exactly the same engines to private teams and it has worked out very well. I think that DORNA is to brand focus, I mean they let Honda and Yamaha and to a lesser degree Ducati dictate what the rules are going to be for any changes coming down the road. It is true that you need comprehension across the board, but you also need to assert yourself as the regulatory body that you are, and let the factories know, that either they comply or walk away. When I first about the CRT's I said to myself this could be a good thing, have everyone on chassis and let them have the option to use which ever engine the factories provide. This would've made for closer racing even if the lap times were a little slower, but it would've been much more interesting to see some paint swapping and more than just one or two teams fighting for the championship. IMO.

The Joker - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 5:49 PM

@ Codger

Technology is killing racing, the creation of all these stupid rules are the ones blame. How do you take the edge or any advantage any team may have? Make them offer any new technology they might have to everyone. Force to make said technology availabe to every team. This way if team A decides to go with what team B is offering and it turns out that the package they put together is not competitive, it's they're responsability. Not anyone else's.

STONER - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 6:03 PM

@Mentor & Codger
You are both very correct in what you say. The big difference to our sport and F1 is the FIA IS active and in control they have real engineers in place unlike the FIM and DORNA.
F1, Honda is coming back in yr 15 if you believe the reports and in F1 regs for the engines are tight and manufacturers must build engines of the FIA design not their own and a single ECU box no traction control has been in place for 4 to 5 years already. I ask why do Honda play in those rules well that's easy to understand, the japanese are in control of our sport and only will fill it full of tech stuff to benefit themselves as long as the rules allow them too. F1 all 18000rpm and in Motogp factories control what you get for RPM it's BS..

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