MotoGP » MotoGP claiming rule dropped

"MotoGP Class - Effective 2014: The engine claiming rule is cancelled completely."

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July 02, 2013 5:19 PM

insanity- doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. sounds a lot like ducatis approach to bike development. If the first ten "small changes" they've made to the bike since 2011 haven't worked, how many more small changes will it take before they finally realize they need a big one? After 2 years with absolutely no progress, perhaps its time to switch from evolution to revolution..


July 02, 2013 7:10 PM

I don't agree Reese, i think the CRT boys would want the Ducati engine over the Yamaha because they all lack straight line speed right now that is holding them back on most circuits.

Really @ An4rewre you really sure Top speed at Catalunya Jlo 338.5kph Dovi 337.9kph Pirro 331.1 kph the rest fell trying to keep up! Are you absolutely certain about that statement, I smell schidte!


July 02, 2013 9:08 PM

There seems to be some confusion over this. The CRT teams can still use the same bikes as they do this season, but they'll all have to use the a Magnetti Marelli ECU. So the likelyhood is, most of the current teams will stick with the same bikes.


July 02, 2013 10:08 PM
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Ducati has a good motor, it isn't managed well, but none the less a good strong motor. That being said, if a team could lay their hands on one and figure out how to get the center of gravity right and a proper length swing arm in a custom frame, with the extra fuel they may just have a somewhat competitive bike. And lets not forget that the CRTs have a softer tire available which could help with their problem of traction when the tires wear. 12 engines would allow them to make modifications big time, which the factory teams can't do.
But a Yamaha would be easier to get the geometry correct and with the extra fuel,tire.........


July 02, 2013 10:35 PM

"there not scraping the crt class as such"
At last somebody actually reads and takes in the information. No suprize for who didn't and is posting his anti GP rubbish again.
Sham, stop watching!


July 02, 2013 11:08 PM

" jambop- I don't agree Reese, i think the CRT boys would want the Ducati engine .
Really @ An4rewre you really sure Top speed at Catalunya Jlo 338.5kph Dovi 337.9kph Pirro 331.1 kph ?
Looking closer, the Ducrappis come out of the final turn slower due to their chassis problems, so for them to be so close on top speed their acceleration must be very strong.
Given that Honda can build a top bike using a 90 degree V4, there would be bound to be some team(s) who were confident that they could build a better bike for the Duc's L4 motor.


July 02, 2013 11:19 PM

I'm a huge fan of the CRT concept (more the ability to use production components than being able to claim an oponent's engine), and actually agree with removing the claiming rule. I can't see how heading back towards prototype engines is going to be good for costs though. Maybe pre-sealed, homologated package engines are the answer, any manufacturer that wants to participate must make identical engines available for customer teams, make it like F1 I reckon.


July 03, 2013 12:55 AM

Still dont mean anything as long as theres a control tyre and still a disparity between engine performance, CRT production-hybrid racer or whatever they will be next week wont get to the pointy end.
Aprilia's backdoor entry to gp is looking like a smart move now get the bike handling like a dream get some experienced riders on it get them to regularly beat some prototypes and when the rules change bring out pnuematic valve engine and away they go full prototype racing.

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