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"We will accept up to four new grid entries" - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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Balance

June 16, 2013 11:18 AM

Finally Dorna some good news, we have good riders needing bikes to ride!! 4sure this is the sign for Suzuki Welcome Again=) and who knows whos next? we have Kawasaki and BMW both loocking good and with money to start building a returne, the arrive of manufacters like this would be the perfect situacion for MOTOGP

EdOz

June 16, 2013 3:08 PM

So basically instead of giving selling power to the teams that already own a spot, Dorna created 4 more spots that will pretty much be worse nothing in 2015 once the last 6 get no prize money... Not so sure that's a reason to celebrate.

Sure, it will help Suzuki and whatever other team that has money and wants in but smaller teams that have already spent lots not only getting their spot but investing on their bikes will almost certainly close shop after 2015 since they won't be able to compete against the likes of Suzuki (and hopefully), Kawasaki and BMW.

Dorna should also force Aprilia(via fixing CRT rules) to make a decision in regards to its team. It's pretty much a factory CRT at the moment... The team gets lots of investment but runs their WSBK engine (albeit detuned since it needs to last longer) and electronics meaning it also serves as testing ground to some of the parts used in WSBK. Not exactly fair if you ask me. Then again, if they're gonna let them get away with it, I

shamarone

June 26, 2013 3:30 PM

re: "we have Kawasaki and BMW both loocking good"

re: "(and hopefully), Kawasaki and BMW"

good lord, hope springs eternal.

guys, stop bringing up the names kawi and bmw. both of these manufacturers have told us to pound sand.

shamarone

June 26, 2013 3:46 PM

re: "meaning it also serves as testing ground to some of the parts used in WSBK. Not exactly fair if you ask me."

no, what wasn't fair was cutting off the revenue stream a company (that already went bankrupt once) depended on by completely killing off the 250's and 125's. this is closed course. i'm not aware of any "physical law" in the universe that blocks 2-strokes and 4-strokes from racing against each other.

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