MotoGP » Silverstone puts smile on Rossi's face, but MotoGP 'too perfect'


"The bikes are too perfect. You maybe need to reduce the computer [electronics] by 50-60 per cent" - Rossi on MotoGP race action.

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dacron

August 31, 2013 12:17 AM

motofanatica.
it may have been a 50/50 with it turned down for stoner on the duke but he still put it on the top step every now and then , so it did get better results than riding around turned up in 9nth place.
yes stoner complained a few times about electronics but at least he did what he could about it and turn them down.
vale isn't really in a position to turn them down because as you say he will be slower , and being already half a second behind the leaders it won't help him , does it not seem like he is wishing for some way to bring them closer because basically he can't reach them as it is now?

vlady

August 31, 2013 12:20 AM

I've read similar comments years ago from Sete, Capirex, and Max..about how electronics helps the likes of Dani and JLo in their rookie season..I think he's right..too much electronics now..we need to make rider control the bike with their wrist..you can compare it to F1 in the mid 80's when they have 1200hp (compared to current 780hp with more electronics) and less electronics and the driver still handle it in narrow monaco..if you think the riders can't handle it..then you must be underestimate the power of human..

dacron

August 31, 2013 12:27 AM
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ive heard simmilar comments from the likes of Kevin Schwantz and vale and every journo with a pen that the electronics helped stoner too , turned out they were all wrong , so i wouldn't say dan and jlo would be overly effected too much without it. , especially if the accusations are coming from rivals that are being beaten by them.

Podster

August 31, 2013 12:36 AM

@villas,
Honda and Rossi started developing electronic aids after Doohan retired. Honda was happy that Rossi would use them as Doohan wont and before you insult me you clown, check your facts

Liam48

August 31, 2013 12:50 AM

Completely agree! MotoGP should reduce (not slightly) the amount of electronics used. I don't like seeing them going at 100% all race, it's more exciting when you have them going about 95% during the middle so you see a battle and each rider forming a plan in their head. Like the good old days!

Rabcati

August 31, 2013 12:58 AM

dacron I assume Rossi is not just talking about traction control here but the whole electronics shebang. Yes we know casey used less TC but thats only a small part of the wizardry going on.

dacron

August 31, 2013 1:14 AM

Rabcati.
the bikes vale used to ride a ways back had around 180 horses and he was using electronics on them then too , today were talking 250 horses and without electronics there would be blood everywhere including vales , today's bikes would not be ridable without electronics unless you want (or as it seems vale wants) everyone riding around at half pace .
the thing that is really starting to annoy me about vale is he only complains about something when he can't match the rest , he has done it all his career and it just turns you off after a while.

BobaFett

August 31, 2013 1:15 AM

Sorry Podstirrer... Doohan was using electronics, using anything that would aid him in winning his titles. The only reason Doohan refused certain electronics was if they were not developed enough for consistency. As you say, lets be factual, not fantastical. It wasn't old school heroism that kept Doohan off some electronics it was the electronics needing to be properly developed before he conceded to using them.

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