MotoGP » Hayden: Open, Factory, Factory 2… it’s confusing

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden admits that the Open class situation has become confusing – even for the teams.

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Dean Dean

March 12, 2014 6:26 PM

No news on Honda eking out a little extra hp on these relatively asthmatic RCV1000's then ? ...a shame as they're looking like a very expensive alternative to what the ART's could and would be capable of....


March 12, 2014 6:32 PM

Its like the organizations that run MotoGP never actually talk in person... they just send out emails and then show up... no room for assumptions there!

Honda: What? your allowed to use last years bikes in Open? Why did we build a RCV then?
Ducati: We can hand all our software over to the Open class and then be the only ones to use it! haha!
Yamaha: How do you say Aleix's name?
Open Categories: How can Ducati be open, wasn't this supposed to be the cheap class?!? What's all this new software here for?
Suzuki: Maybe we should just hang on and wait for this to pan out.

Seriously guys, get your s*** together. Classic example of management that are not capable of running an organization. Cut em loose and bring in the real leaders.


March 12, 2014 6:37 PM

Hmm, nearly a second quicker than what the ART was with Aleix last year though. Shame that ART was built purely on the knowhow of one man, similar in the old days with Witteveen.


March 12, 2014 7:31 PM

“There are a bit too many rules. I hope we can sort this out and make it good for everyone. Obviously Dorna - when everybody is using control ECUs - I hope that they can control better the regulations and make better racing"

Nicky says it right there. MOTOGP needs better racing. NH recognising that Dorna need control of the electronics to be able to achieve that.

Still a mess though, and with spec software, a rev limit and limited TC on the proposals but probably not for 3 years... well itll be too late probably for Nicky by then. Probably too late for me by thentoo, I'll be past caring by then


March 12, 2014 7:33 PM

it's all semantics. i dont know why there need to be formal subclasses. motogp just needs to be 1 class, with various technical "penalties" that apply based on success (or lack thereof). there are many motor-racing categories where someone that starts dominating gets a weight penalty. why not have the same thing apply here? penalties can include: lower fuel allowance, higher minimum weight, fewer tire options, lower RPM limits, even lower fuel-flow rates, etc.


March 12, 2014 7:47 PM

1 WC, one set of rules all the same for everybody.. weight penalty what do you think this is Nascar?

Full Factory Team - Says it all
Satelite Teams - Last years factory model
Privateers- Leased Factory Engine in ur own Chassis of choise.

Let all the Mf's sign if they want to join they have to lease the engine and or satalite bike for a reasonable prize.

Thats what Motogp was ment to be bring back the good ol KR racing team loved that **** old man kenny jr did with that monster..

and its the big picture not the rulebook...

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