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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Chris - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 4:10 PM

Question, why is it that in Moto 2 they all HAVE to run a Honda sealed engine making it all fair and equal apart from the chassis. This has made for great close racing with all on a level playing field. Here in the premier class only the chose few get the top sec kit. We all want to see a full Moto Gp grid where everyone of those riders after spending there money is in with a chance of a win not just the one's that are full factory supported. If they are going to lease an engine, let it be one that's going to be able to run at the front not and not just to make up numbers

CRT - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 4:44 PM

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Chris - Unregistered

Question, why is it that in Moto 2 they all HAVE to run a Honda sealed engine making it all fair and equal apart from the chassis. This has made for great close racing with all on a level playing field. Here in the premier class only the chose few get the top sec kit.


Why are so few in Moto 2 on the "top spec" frame?

Same answer as always. Money.

The field in Moto 2 is not level. Having the same engine does not equalize the feild. Having money to pay the best techs, the best mechanics, the best riders etc. creates the gap. The racing in Moto 2 is great because most of the riders are also closer to each other in terms of talent. There is a reason it is a support race.

Do you really want the premier class of Motorcycle racing to be completely spec?


Matt - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 3:33 AM

CRT teams would be better off having engines made and developed by the likes of aprilia ktm and cosworth etc etc. That way they can run full spec engines that aren't likely to be claimed by competitors.

shamarone

May 30, 2013 3:02 PM

re: "There was a time in this world championship when anybody could turn up and spring a surprise and take a win."

that's just means back then it was only a "world championship" in name. the passage of time now sees it doing what it says on the box.

if one could show up in the 21st century and bring an upset...? it begs the question how much of a world championship is it...?

shamarone

May 30, 2013 3:11 PM

re: "why is it that in Moto 2 they all HAVE to run a Honda sealed engine making it all fair and equal apart from the chassis. This has made for great close racing with all on a level playing field"

yeah... at the expense of suzuki, yamaha, kawasaki, triumph, aprilia, etc. it's only great for those struggling with myopia.

scooter22

June 11, 2013 6:02 PM

might as well change the Moto GP title to the Honda Yamaha Pony express! what an earth is going on Dorna really need to get a grip on this i think that all factory bikes should be de-tuned and privateers allowed the same horse power. Racing is about men and machine pitted against one another what we have here is rocket powered bikes being chased by Morris minor's fair play to the CRT that is giving some exciting racing but as for the rest i fear greatly for Moto GP. The same people on the podium week in week out is not about Value for money for fans, the cost of tickets is ridiculous these days especially given austerity measures imposed on many people. this is now becoming an elitist sport for the privileged few who want to sit and watch processional racing, bring back the good old days when a gearbox didn't cost the same as a four bed mansion!

an4rew

June 15, 2013 6:30 PM

I think they should have stuck with proper manufacturers entering the bikes only.

Do somthing to the rules to make it cheaper to go racing and get Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilla in as official teams.

Garcia

June 26, 2013 2:17 PM

I wonder if Ducati have considered leasing engines to privateer teams, same as Yamaha are doing next year.. It could be interesting to see what other teams could do with it, even if it were lower spec.

VKal

July 12, 2013 7:54 AM

I'm not sure whether anything will change the outcome.
Japanese makers like Honda and Yamaha have in the game for so many decades. And they continued till now plus they invested a lot compared to the other bike makers. The vast amount of knowledge they have simply blows the other bike makers. Continuity is the key. The problem with the likes of Aprilia etc is they're more of a touch and go when it comes to the premier class. I think the last prototype engine went into flames. Ducati has been in the game for some time but how is their winning record. They only won with CS piloting in 07 with special tires etc. Even a maverick like VR couldn't pilot the duke to winning state. So, the other makers aren't up to spec with the Honda and Yamaha especially in the prototype arena. Even BMW makes noises about joining MotoGP but I don't think they're up there with the elites like Honda and Yamaha. If we remove prototypes, we'll end with second-class technology. What's the point of the premier cla

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