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It remains to be seen if the claiming rule will be dropped completely for 2014, potentially causing privateer costs to rise, or if a new category of non-CRT privateers will race alongside the present machines.

If so, those that continue to allow their engines and gearbox to be 'claimed' are sure to want some form of technical advantage over their non-claiming rivals.

The possibility of 'claiming' (buying) a privateer engine and gearbox by an MSMA manufacturer, although unlikely to ever occur, exists in order to keep a limit on privateer costs by discouraging the use of expensive or confidential technology.

Since the new Production Honda RCV will be offered for sale to privateers, rather than as a lease, HRC is clearly unconcerned about potential 'claiming'.




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AvTech37 - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 3:21 PM

Sadly, many fewer people will be watching MotoGP next year in the UK as a direct result of Dornas greed and short term vision. Yes, I know that some people who are currently saying that they will not be watching, actually will be, but the net viewing population will, I'm sure, drastically reduce. Therefore, the final grid make-up will be of less importance to many. Shame.



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