MotoGP » Laverty looking to ‘brake-out’ of no man's land

"The last couple of races I've been in no man's land… we need to make the bike stop easier and it would fix a lot of our chassis problems” - Michael Laverty

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September 10, 2013 11:58 AM

I'm no techie for sure... but it seems that the spec ECU has limited inputs and outputs compared to the other stuff teams and Mfrs have been running then?

If so and a CRT team like PBM are finding limitations with it, then no wonder the factories would rather not use it.

I'd prefer to see the tech constrained anyway - as VR said recently, at least 75% of the tech is to make the bike faster over race distance, NOT to improve safety (after all if they really wanted to do that then there are far simpler ways to achieve it).

The tech is super-clever, but if it detracts from the racers and the skills then it is superfluous in Racing. But of course, Mfrs aren't in it for the racing, and they wear the big boots in MotoGP.


September 10, 2013 10:20 PM

The Spec ECU's wont cut costs,

Electronics is to MotoGP what aero is in F1, it needs to go completely, offer 3 maps to each rider, no tricky power modulation, and throttle by cable.

Cheap, easy enough and puts the onus back the pilot, and not the guys who pay the electronics guy's paychecks.

TC = BAD. It is not needed, any pro motorcycle racer DOES NOT NEED TRACTION CONTROL, i

TC = GRIP, just like AERO = GRIP in F1, its not required. While they are at it they can let in more tire mfrs.

The control tire is a joke, Bridgestone keep bringing in different tires changing the spec and have a lot of different tires for different circuits. ITS A JOKE, the only control about it is Bridgestone manipulating the series.

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