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@ RS Mick. I like electronics well enough in the right place and in the right proportion. I'm sure you're plenty smart enough to see and know exactly what I mean. Is this Motorcycle Racing, or Microsoft v Apple Mac?
Racing needs some 'wiggle-room' where the skill of the rider and his decisions and acts can make a difference. Perfecting machines to the point where it is a given just how fast they will go at every single point then defeats the whole point of doing it - not to mention making it very boring.
The more geeks you can afford, the more perfect the bike will be, and the harder it will be to overtake, and the less input the human on it will have to the outcome, and it becomes a pointless and sterile thing - not Racing.
Carbon discs are not essential. They are a development dead-end and mean that you have to change bikes if it rains. Steel rotors work far more than "well enough". Ditto for pneumatic valves.
I don't care what the series has been. I care about what it sh