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Of course Moto2 and 3 have electronics. I think what you mean is they need to simplify the electronics, in which case I heartily agree. They need to ensure there is no way of changing the map during the race. They need to remove the facility for the ECU to change maps based on its position on the circuit using the timing loops. And in particular they need to drop traction control and wheelie control. If ABS is wrong for the sport then so is traction control. There's no need for a spec ECU, there's just a need for restrictions on what the ECU can do. Honda have stated their opposition to a ban on traction control, but I believe this is because they believe they have the lead in that field. Introduce a spec ECU and they would lose that lead. So it's not surprising that they have also stated an objection to a spec ECU. So they could actually put through ECU restrictions like I suggest as a sop to Honda. Which do you want Mr Honda, a spec ECU or a ban on clever electronics?

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