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MotoGP riders react to ECU offer

“Obviously it's a thing coming from F1 and it seems like it is working there,” said the Honda rider. “It seems like they don't complain about it, but obviously that is a car and not a bike, so there are a lot of unknowns.”

Seven time MotoGP champion Rossi has long favoured a reduction in electronic influence, but even he would want a certain level of assistance to remain.

“It is good to have everyone on the same electronics, but they need to find the right level to remain safe,” said the Italian.

“A bit less help [from the electronics] would make the races more fun. More fight. In F1 they thought it would be impossible, but it was not and now the F1 races are more fun to follow.”

Yamaha Tech 3 rider Crutchlow also likes the idea, but doesn't think it would make much difference to the order at the front of the field.

“I think it's a good idea, but I think you'll still see the same guys at the front,” he said. “The guys that are fast are fast for a reason, not just electronics.

“It's not going to make a guy at the back suddenly win, but it's good for the championship and financial situation - although maybe the leather manufacturers will need to make some parachutes in the humps!”

Gresini Honda's Bautista had a similar opinion.

“If you have the same electronics the races will be more interesting, but you have to see how safe it is,” said the Spaniard. “The most important things for the rider will be safety and confidence to ride the bike.”

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raafrebel - Unregistered

September 27, 2012 10:37 PM

This is the premier class for motorcycle raceing. I dont beleive in the CRT thing. I also dont beleive in control tyres and electronics. This sport is getting rediculas , Its controle everything!! Each team should be allowed to do what ever the can afford!! If the put a cap on spending per year, that would be a better idea. At least them, every team has to develop a bike within a certin budget They do this with other sports such as football. People here might think this is stupid, But hey, Its just a thought......

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