MotoGP » Suppo talks privateer Honda, Casey Stoner tests


“I think Casey loved the competition but he just wanted to be in his kind of isolated world, and that is the case with the tests” – Livio Suppo, Honda.

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WylieCoyote

September 12, 2013 8:39 PM

Even when getting shunted out race after race in the V8s he is smiling. I think the only time he got out of the car with a frown was last meeting where he plowed into another car that had been in a crash and left nowhere for him to go.

BJR

September 12, 2013 11:03 PM

So hang on, Honda and Yamaha couldn't compete with Stoner on the Ducati in 2007 because (among a few things) they didn't have pneumatic valves and couldn't make the power.

So 6-7 years later they're running non-pneumatic valves on privateer bikes.

What, it's somehow cheaper to re-engineer their existing pneumatic valve head to run springs??

dacron

September 12, 2013 11:45 PM

BJR.
privateers can run with pneumatic valves if they want , but they will have to forfeit the extra fuel , and if they are going to go down that road they may as well ditch the stock ECU as well , far too costly for a privateer to go without factory support , so privateer bikes are made without pneumatic valves for this reason , rules are rules and the rules say one way or the other.

JasonLewis

September 13, 2013 12:29 AM

Perhaps the extra fuel will make a large difference in power output, reducing the advantage of pneumatic valves ..... or maybe not. Surely it will blow the current CRT's away, and that's a big step in the right direction. Superbike engines in motogp = bad idea

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