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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pcxmac

August 31, 2013 6:12 PM
Last Edited 328 days ago

Tires are not a limit if you have a computer that can calculate grip levels to such precision that the computer can derive the appropriate power to the wheel at the precise moments to deal with variable grip conditions.

Traction Control will not save the life of someone whose riding over the limit and can't account for their line. Anyone who can't account for their rear wheel who rides a bike won't benefit from traction control, they will still have to adjust the bike after the power comes off. Anyone who has slid their rear wheel knows (car or bike), its not the fact that your out of line thats the problem, its coming back on to the line with out upsetting the suspension/balance of the bike.

Consumer TC, as far as I know accounts for the speed of the wheels, lean angle and does VERY SIMPLE map adjustments so that an idiot cant radically change the power, it does not include calculations for suspension load, etc, TC in MotoGP is 95% for performance and maybe 5% for the rear wheel co

wirdz

August 31, 2013 6:44 PM

A lot of comments suggest if you reduce electronics Rossi would struggle but he is the only one on the grid who has ridden and won on 500cc absolute monsters ask any current rider what is the most fearsome bike the 500cc always no electronics or very limited electronics on those animals the new breed would not have a chance on them but marquez is special completely agree with rossi electronics are to powerful now thats why the best races are when it wet more skill needed

BillAce

August 31, 2013 7:19 PM

So pcmax TC will not help a rider who made a mistake? Its a complete waste and is only on road bikes to add wow factor? Much like drive by wire, selectable mapping etc I assume.

Fact is the technology has a benefit and is trickling down to production machines and is now present in production racing classes. But MotoGP should go back to throttle cables and let the riders sort it out.

Rossi won every one of his premier class WC with the best electronics packages and advantages over his team mate. Why did he even want those advantages if the electronics were ruining racing?

pogo

August 31, 2013 8:15 PM

Itwould be great to see the electronics rolled back.
For those that say motogp development of tc is important for development of road bikes I wonder when the manufacturers are going to map all of the worlds roads and equip their road bikes with accurate gps, after all this is what they use in motogp, hence lorenzos issue last year when his bike got lost on the circuit.
Remember there are still riders on the grid who have ridden big fast 4 stroke motogp bikes without tc, although only a couple!

Mikemet

August 31, 2013 10:08 PM

@wirdz

Yet more propagation of the Rossi myth, by the time Rossi arrived the 500 had been tamed from the "screamer" to the "big bang". Doohan went back to the harder to ride screamer at one stage just to confuse his opponents, he still left them for dead, Doohan, the true "goat".

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