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Control ECU will go ahead in MotoGP 2014, testing loophole removed to avoid repeat of this year's private Austin test.

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SP3 - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 4:17 PM

wonder how many decades it'll take for everyone to realise AND admit that all the 'spec' rules in the world don't/won't make racing closer, me exciting, or cheaper. Dumb in the extreme.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 4:34 PM

They seem determined to strangle the factory teams.
Give it a few years and Lorenzo,Rossi,Pedro and Marquez will have to ride around on BMX bikes.Maybe then the CRTs will have a chance of winning a race.

TC - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 4:44 PM

I don't see why this is bad, simplifying the electronics in BSB has not ruined the racing or caused accidents and a standard ECU in F1 works.

Better than the constant " I was held up by my badly set up traction control, anti wheelie, quick shift ETC ETC.

If I want to see dodgy electronics in operation I can always play with my windows PC

coffee - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 4:59 PM

back in the day all you needed was little skill and balls the size of coconuts to ride a 500cc two stroke in motogp, and have a good mechanic that could tune a set of carbs... now your need a team of software engineers with a computer science degrees...

some say that's why Marquez was so much faster last year, they had tuned their ecu way better then the rest, considering all those moto2 motors were saposed to be identical he blew by the others down the straight like they were still on 250's...

change is coming, next we will see Rev limits and who knows what after that... curious how the fuel (penalty) rule will play out considering rossi ran outa gas less then 1/2 km after the race... consider how that would of played out had he ran out during the last lap...

jambop - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 5:16 PM

Coffee..... they already introduced rev limits bud!

Its the fans that are getting done over here. It costs more than £100 for a weekend ticket to watch some practice and qualifying, they only get 45 mins of racing max in each class. They should be giving them more fuel and making them do another 10 laps minimum. Motorcycle race length is currently dictated by tyre life and fuel capacity, lets have longer races please.

Markus99 - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 5:47 PM

This is getting beyond a joke! Before you know it the prototype riders will have to ride blindfolded on a bike thats 40kg heavier! Sooner CRT's disappear the better, suspect some of the current lap records will be hanging around for a few years yet!

Anarki - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 5:53 PM

I don't know if this is a good thing, but i'm all for limiting big corps influence if possible, because right now they can do what they like and we can see where that brought us.

coffee - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 6:42 PM

just a matter of time before they fk themselves outa their clients and fan base, factories are getting fed up with carmelo's never ending gota change it mentality. if it ain't broke don't fix it.. just wait tell you see what Carmelo, and his pincle pushing asshats do to WSBK.

wont be long before someone wises up and sees the oppertunity to start a new series. I am sure it won't take much to get the major manufacturers
Honda Yamaha and the rest to jump ship.

bomberh - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 6:48 PM

Dorna still taking a bigger cut of money each year and they say to the teams about saving money when less fuel costs teams more money so Dorna are killing the sport but making more money its a shame now they have superbikes so will kill that as well hope bsb is safe

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