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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May 15, 2013 9:10 PM

Talking of MCN........I read the posts on their site for the first time today, couldn't ever be bothered before. I thought Crash was bad enough sometimes but, wow, MCN allow the words "c*nt", "f*ck", etc as well as fellow poster bashing!!!
(I censored it myself, we couldn't have getting excited :) )

Paddles - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 10:57 PM

True to form, Honda have knobbled their offering right from the start with spring operated valves, the best thing that Dorna could do is to ban pneumatic valves to create a more level playing field.

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 11:28 PM

People stealing their engine tech can be stopped by things as contracts rider testing is already severely limited anyway the engine mans could provide teams with test engines that dont have the same spec as race engines or dummy motors but have the same mounting points and seal race engines for official testing and racing.
There are ways around this hay who knows somebody could come up with a competitive chassis for ducati.
Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW, and Aprilia can make awesome motors but wont always be able to have the most complete setup. There are options for Dorna to make GP more attractive to sponsors I just feel repsol and monster are lining their pockets at the moment and proving to be the lifeblood of the series for now.

herewego - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 8:06 AM

Scott Redding and big bikes were made for each other!! Scott is too big for the bike he is riding at the moment, so a step up should let him loose so to speak and I am sure we will start to see just what this very talented young man can do!! More good riders are desperately needed in MotoGP and Scott will sure as hell be one of them!!

prof-x - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 9:08 AM

hopefully the team gets a chance to test both options, but ideally you want a developed chassis over a satellite reject motor. The chassis is more important with respect to the existing tires. Have to say Honda racer, but you never know till you try.

Anon 1 - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 1:01 PM

The Honda production racer and Yamaha powered bikes will be amazing tools for young riders to shine. Espargo is doing an amazing job on an ART. The job of these bikes is to develop riders, just like in F1 the smaller teams are there for that.
Honda and Yamaha bikes are quite evenly matched. Ducati is coming. In the mid field you have good battles. Not perfect, but the bikes of 10 years ago aren't coming back. Your road bike is probably more powerful and filled with electronics than the "amazing" bikes of that period.
Hope that MarcVDS does the jump and brings new blood to the sport in bikes which are not lapped during a race.

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