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@ mrmwink i do agree with you. but as you pointed out that factories does not necessarily build the best chassis, this is also the very reason why they reluctant to lease the engine - the prospect of specialist chassis builders able to beat their engine suppliers will imply the factories themselves are average chassis builders compared to the specialists - something unthinkable for the factories when motoGP suceess can impact their bike sales, where they build everything including the chassis. they can afford lease the engines in moto3 because the impact of moto3 on sales is very small, a fraction to what motoGP success can bring. factory can offer at least engines that were one or two specifications behind factory equivalents. however to lower down the cost on the engines (and thereby attracting more manufacturers/engine builders), pneumatic valves must be banned. after more than 20 years with no application to the production machines, there is little relevance for this technology t



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