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MotoGP `corner safety` discussed at Brno.

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Riders' Safety Representative Franco Uncini met with all 17 MotoGP riders on Saturday evening in the Czech Republic to discuss 'how to increase safety, in particular on corners' in the 800cc era.

"We have realised that speed on corners is increasing dramatically and we have worked hard to increase safety at circuits. This was discussed in the Riders' Safety Commission meeting [on Friday] with some of the riders but due to the importance of the matter we decided to talk with all the riders," Ezpeleta told the official MotoGP website.

"Therefore, the riders came to the meeting [on Saturday], I introduced the problem, they discussed it together and they have come up with some ideas to be presented to the Grand Prix Commission to resolve the problem."

The exact suggestions put forward during the meeting were not revealed by Ezpeleta, but many believe it could pave the way for the introduction of a control tyre and/or control ECU (electronics) in the premier-class next season.

Both of these controversial ideas have previously been tabled to help make the racing more exciting, but if - as rumoured - they are now being considered under the new banner of 'corner safety' then their introduction is far more likely.

Despite efforts to even tyre competition for 2008, Brno is the second event in a row to be marred by unbalanced performance. Only one Michelin rider was able to break into the Bridgestone-dominated top ten during free practice and qualifying, held in both dry and wet conditions.


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cheech - Unregistered

August 17, 2008 9:25 AM

They didn't anticipate the advanced electronics, with the same electronics as the 990s they would be slower.... Bladeo-- They still make progress with a one type tyre rule you idiot.... do you think anything through other than how will affect Casey........



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