MotoGP » Marquez fastest on 2014 Honda, 'standard' ECU


"We also rode next year's prototype, which I feel fairly comfortable with already" - Marc Marquez.

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MattShctick

September 17, 2013 12:15 AM

So the guy who has been at Repsol Honda for years just tries to sort out his own issues, while the rookie sets the pace and develops next years bike.
I think Dani is likely to lose that ride when his contract expires which will be a shame, but at least it will be the end of the ever-miserable Alberto Pooch.

amakusa

September 17, 2013 8:48 AM

The ecu which was meant to help level the playing field, works well on the honda. What now? U can do what u want to the established factories, they will still be ahead. They werent established yesterday, they have massive experience from decades of prototype racing.

Moto89

September 17, 2013 9:40 AM
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Of course it works well on the Honda. Do people even know what an ECU is ? It's basically just a computer that manages the electrial aspects of the bike. It works like the BIOS of a PC. And any computer works only as well as the software that's running it. It's like getting Windows to run on a MAC. Works very well if you know what you are doing and know how to reprogram it to do so.

TalentFan

September 17, 2013 9:59 AM

What a surprise. NOT. And so another ineffectual measure by Dorna gets rolled out like putting a sticking plaster on a compound fracture - it doesn't work.

Dorna is so far up the Factory's back passage that they just act like politicians and fudge around, say loads, implant misdirection and use media manipulation while actually not really doing anything much.

We can be pretty certain that Honda Factory Team will remain away up front, making good use of their software solutions, massive R&D, budgets and access to world-leading fuel strategies.

Our ONLY hope is if a team independent of ANY slavish Honda/Yam influence (Aprilia) can use the 12-engine, 24L Fuel alternative to get a work-around to HRC & Yam's MASSIVE and unhindered advantages.

TalentFan

September 17, 2013 10:07 AM

The problem is... is that even in the unlikely event that Aprilia do rock up and blow everyone away in 2014, that all this will do is either make Dorna change the rules so its back to like now again, OR the new rules are widely embraced and the Factory's still RULE MotoGP & control & regulate the series and just WHO can be HOW competitive.

Unless and until Dorna take unilateral control of MotoGP and dictate technical rules to greatly restrict rider aids, restore genuine competition and genuine Racing (i.e make the spending of vast resources pointless by tight restriction of technology and materials).... then MotoGP will remain a rigged farce - reality tv or a costume drama with hi-tech & leathers rather than REAL Racing IMO.

rimsky

September 17, 2013 10:26 AM

Not a big fan of Marquez, but sometimes this guy just blows my mind. Yes he got Stoner's data, team, bike and everything, but Casey himself got all the stuff from Honda joining them in 2011 apart from his own crew of course. Almost certain Marc will lift the trophy this year if wont get any DNF what i don't wish him at all.

Codger

September 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Like most others I'm enjoying Marc's efforts.
In my opinion the best rider on track is Jorge. Marc is successfully riding his luck but so did Casey and that style took it's toll on him. If Rossi rode like Marc then he'd be 2nd best (or in hospital). Dani is work in progress. Marc must be getting to him mentally and I think he is lacking a little in confidence. Cal? Cal acts like a puppy let loose with the big dogs. Trying his best to fit in but he seems not sure that he really belongs there. (no disrespect to him, I think he belongs there)

Dovi? Still my man, usually top Ducati so what more can he do?

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