MotoGP » 2014 Yamaha MotoGP engine lease 'not CRT'

"In conclusion, it will not be possible for a rival manufacturer or team to 'claim' an M1 engine."

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e - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 1:51 PM

Proper spec leased engines will be a great step forward.
Be great to see a grid where on any given race day a bike other than the non factory 4 can win, and be in the mix for the championship.
Like the days in the early 2000's with Alex Barros and Capirossi on the black coloured West Hondas, and Gibernau on the Movi star hondas.
Also privateers as customers will be trying to prove themselves, unlike the current satelite yamahas which almost seem reigned in and afraid of upsetting their factory suppliers.

Sasha - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 1:59 PM

Ok, let's make it even more confusing. Let's have prototype's, Privateer prototypes with their own rules and CRT's with their own rules. Three championships for the price of 1. Hooray, this will not confuse the heck out of (potential) fans and sponsors. Maybe scrap CRT and force Ducati and Suzuki to also lease engines.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 2:12 PM

sounds like a bunch of loop holes for people in the know to get through.

Probably just a ploy to sucker people in to the control ECU. Why not just ban Traction Control??? Seems simple enough, but its not just about TC, its about 'forcing' people in to another control mechanism (like the control tire) ,,, and making things 'fair' which is a typical newspeak.

pp916 - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 2:48 PM

My oh my this is all getting very complicated, what happened to 'keep it simple, stupid!'

For all this there will still only be the factory bikes capable of winning unless conditions allow others to get near occasionally.......there's no way the factories and their sponsors, who expend obscene amounts of resources on winning, and employ the best riders, are going to let go of their stranglehold on the championship, why would they? There's no chance that they will provide a bike or engine capable of beating their own kit and the amount of money required to develop a chassis to suit the M1 engine is out of the reach of most, already Kalex have told Mark VDS they aren't interested in providing a chassis as there's insufficient return in it. The only way this can be made to work is if Dorna provide the funds to help more teams compete, no doubt using funds created by their crap TV deal with BT.
What next, a BSB shootout type points system?

Chris - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 3:28 PM

There was a time in this world championship when anybody could turn up and spring a surprise and take a win. Dorna and the leading factory teams are making sure that the privateer's are kept well at arms length . Anyway, it won't make a heap of difference to me, because from next year with the new TV deal l'm out of here.

The mentor - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 3:56 PM

This could potentially be the future of MotoGP, and it could work, but only if the sanctioning body make the following changes: 1) No factory prototypes, just engines from the factories, 2) Let private teams develop their own chassis and choose which engine from which manufacturer they want to use, and last, but certainly not least get rid of TC and all the electronics nannie, make the CPU standard across the board, not that crap of letting the factories run their own software. This will make for better racing. I mean Mclaren as well as Williams and Red Bull have proven this formula works.


May 27, 2013 4:09 PM

i give up trying to understand gp these days.

i have an idea. what about we have say, some bike manufacturers that make prototypes, like ducati, yamaha, honda, suzuki, kawasaki, etc... then the manufacturers put pilots on these prototypes and they race each other!

or maybe we could have some prototypes, some teams that lease engines, maybe in the future other teams that lease engines but wont be in the same category. that might be easier.


Denis - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 4:15 PM

Surely it should be the privateers who can claim the works machines for20,000 euros. This is the way it was back in the 70's and people took advantage of it to the chagrin of the factories.
Dorna are wholly responsible for the current situation within MotoGP.

hook john - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 5:32 PM

I still do not understand all of this engine ruling. As a has been, we used to buy a bike from yamaha, honda, kawasaki, who ever. If they team you were racing against had horse power on you, or there bike handled better, you opened it up and tried to make it go faster. Now the engine have seals on them? and no one can work on them? I don't get it how is that racing!!!

Oldyeller - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 5:56 PM

Don't all you guys get it? A Spanish company runs bike racing and is dictated to by a Japanese company (Honda). Neither do very well in the real world - both countries economies are in the dumps. So why should bike racing be any different.
I remember the days when a GP bike came out of a dealership and those riders with really big huevos won.
Technology for what sake????

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