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Yamaha MotoGP engines cannot be claimed

"The Yamaha Lease package foresees the supply of three engines - two of which will be reconditioned to effectively reach five engines per season.

"Instead, the MSMA [factory] entered bikes used by Yamaha Factory Racing and Tech 3 will use the spec ECU, but Yamaha's own software which imposes limits of five engines per season and 20 litres of fuel.

"In conclusion, it will not be possible for a rival manufacturer or team to 'claim' an M1 engine."

That being the case, either the claiming rule will be dropped entirely next year, so that two classes of bike - 'MSMA' (factory) and 'non-MSMA' (privateer) - will exist, or there is the possibility of three variations: MSMA, non-MSMA and the present 'CRT' (non-MSMA with claiming rule).

Tagged as: Honda , Yamaha , Ducati , Aprilia , Tech 3 , YZR-M1 , ECU , CRT , RC213V

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Chris - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 3:28 PM

There was a time in this world championship when anybody could turn up and spring a surprise and take a win. Dorna and the leading factory teams are making sure that the privateer's are kept well at arms length . Anyway, it won't make a heap of difference to me, because from next year with the new TV deal l'm out of here.

oldschoolfan - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 7:50 PM

Im a big Rossi fan but I am starting to see why Stoner left -a move that deserves much respect giving recent developments - this sport has lost its way and next year a lot of loyal fans as well.

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