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March 23, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP clarifies Factory-Open concessions

I believe the last sentence refers to the achievement of the results in 2014..then the reduced concessions will apply to the remaining 2014 season and the whole of 2015. They probably should have added that if the results occur in 2015 then the reduced concessions would apply only for the remainder of 2015. As 2016 will bring a whole new era for all. This seems obvious but legal wording and assumption can make for a hell of a day as people begin to toy with the rules...hence the whole comments about spirit of the rules by Honda. It just depends on how others view it. Anyway, to cover all bases they may need to put this revision in.


March 20, 2014 11:15 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed

The only concessions Ducati should have gotten (for the sake of MotoGP and Racing as whole) is the 12 engines and unlimited testing. Why give them all the OPEN perks if they are factory....those 2 concessions are all any factory should need....if they cannot accomplish success with those then they probably should not be there in MotoGP!! This way OPEN teams would feel a little better about their concessions to make them competitive and not be pissed about a resourced factory stomping any chance they have by tossing more money at it and factory teams would still be encouraged to enter MotoGP while current factories would understand the concessions to aid a struggling factory...


March 20, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed

I agree that there needs to be one rule accross the board but that is an ideal we all strive for!! in between time the rules have to flex to promote competition.... what sense would MotoGP be or how would it survive if all independent teams could not pay to go racing and struggling factories like Ducati say...eff it!! this is a waste as we cannot progress and we are just looking worst every year...let us focus on SBK...and Suzuki decide to delay the comeback as not feasible since they are already now we have 2 factorys racing and a grid size of 8 or 10...I was worried when it was only 16!! So I understand the reason behind the opposition to these new rules and I do not agree (wholly) with them but have to realize it is needed if we want MotoGP to survive....and bring greater levels of competition and will never be perfect!! Moto2 has control tyre and engine and there is sill disparity in the resources. So teams with bigger budgets always float to the top!!


March 20, 2014 6:48 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro tops FP1 on Open Yamaha in Qatar

This is good for the face and bike up front....when last have we seen this...I know the tide will change come FP2 or 3 but this is a positive start... Someone suggested to give OPEN teams a further 3 days practice at every track prior to the I like it actually but in reality maybe they could give them an extra practice session starting day before FP1 or make FP1, 1.5 hours long with OPEN bikes taking to the track for first 45 mins. then joined by all teams after....this could be a concession for OPEN teams only. But I fear if we keep making concessions this will truly become a category within a category (as if it is not already) and less towards a unified rule under 1 championship


March 20, 2014 7:22 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: The rule just got better for us again!

I think Crutchlow realizes the deficit to the front... he spent 3 years getting close to it and now he was back in 10th-13th at Sepang...that is why he was welcoming the OPEN change...and he is correct the change back to factory gives them more help getting closer to the he is ha ppy as a rider that he will (may) not be fighting for a mere 6-10 place!! His statement says nothing about suddenly gaining the greatest unfair adantage and winning every GP just that the change in rules to OPEN was a very good move that benefitted (more like helped) Ducati and now they get to keep the factory software with OPEN concession thereby... being able to develop the bike and that holds true for 2 years. Now if they do not get to the front...this could be a bigger failure/embarrassment than the poor effort they put in when they spent millions to get Rossi and did not follow suit on the development....


March 20, 2014 10:57 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed

GlennGreen: I can already imagine me explaining these classes to my girlfriend or anyone with little MotoGP knowledge. "Factory Option with concessions" I'll just call it, the Ducati-class.
You only feel the need to explain because you are a true race fan who knows all the hot topics and debates about bike racing but you really do not need to explain anything to your girlfriend...she really does not care...she just sees the racing that is in front of her on the TV....all other explanations besides who is riding on the red/blue/orange bike is a waste for non-fans. You can debate the rules with us here on crash!! We get it ...well some of us do!

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