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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MrLarge - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 5:08 AM

This is yamahaha new way of stealing a new chassis design. History repeating it self again. They did it to MZ then & they will be doing the same to Kalex. If you are looking to gain something more. Wouldn't you sweeten the deal to attract your victim? You arm chair riders have a lot to learn, this is not F1. When was the last time any of you seen an F1 car registered for street use?? F1 is an engine & transmission platform for the auto MFG.

stiltskin - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 6:07 AM

May seem off topic. But wait!

Why did Casey quit? Yeah, I'd say the politics and the greed had alot to do with it.

Then again, gettin' off at speed hurts.

Casey would have won his third title, goin' out, but he got off hard at the weirdest track ever (Indy),and verified his reasons for leaving. (Destroyed ankle).

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 7:39 AM

Well aint this all so simple isnt this aint evolution, patch job on top of patch job.
Gp needs an overhual and start on a clean slate before CRT I would have said this is a good idea but after CRT is introduced just feels like a patch job.
Come on Dorna its the riders and their affinity to a brand eg Rossi and Yam that the fans follow not the brand cause without future superstars coming out the woodworks well continue to get hand picked golden boys like Marquez and Jorge who we cant necesaarily tell if its their machinery or their skill that wins the races sometimes.

pp916 - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 9:31 AM

@ RSMick.......

So you think the current/proposed format for Motogp is simple? On one grid you now have:

Factory prototypes with their own ECU, pneumatic valves, limited fuel, limited choice of spec tyres, limited engine allocation.
Then you have CRT, street bike based engines, custom chassis, different engine allocation, different fuel limit, different tyre choice, different ECU option.
Now we'll have Honda 'semi-prototypes', prototype engine but no pneumatic valves and a combination of different fuel, engine, ECU and tyre restrictions.
Add to that the M1 prototype engine bikes in custom chassis with yet another combination of engine allocation, tyre allocation, fuel limi, ECU etc.
Yep, dead simple......
I know you never like to miss an oppertunity to have a pop at WSB but at least they are all sitting on the grid on bikes operating to the same set of rules/specifications.

coffee - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 3:06 PM

well lets do the math for 2014 add
4 Yamaha leases
5 Honda production prototypes
2 aprilla adding pneumatic valves
1 factory prototype Suzuki
= no more CRT's for 2014

say goodbye to a failed concept of grid fillers


May 28, 2013 3:27 PM

re: "without this shop window what can they do?"

quite alot actually, they could breakaway and start their own series over say... a winter break if they wanted...? they are the ones with the engineering chops to manufacture the kit.

honda BY THEMSELVES could do dorna's job, in contrast, dorna doesn't have a snowball's chance of elbowing aside an HRC boffin and saying, "hey, lemme show you how to spin that wrench".

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