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October 11, 2014 3:22 PM
Last Edited 295 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole The Open benefits are technically available for any Factory manufacturer which did not win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new manufacturers, meaning Suzuki and Aprilia in 2015. But in order to get the agreement of Honda and Yamaha, some performance limits were put in place.
I think the writer of the article maybe should check who they actually had to get the agreement of and why the rules were changed to Ducati enter under Factory 2. Honda and Yamaha or even Ducati can enter under the pure open class so long as they use the open base software. Honda and Yamaha cannot hand over their software and get factory 2 as they won in 2013. The rules are set by the Grandprix Commission which comprises of the FIM, IRTA, Dorna and the MSMA, the FIM issue the rules. They will all be Factory 2 in 2016.


October 11, 2014 4:15 PM
Last Edited 296 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole

Vilas46: RSMick I think is not like that Mick... In 2016 they will be like open class this year,
In 2016 any team or manufacturer who thinks they have made an improvement to the Marelli base software will be allowed to use it as long as they upload it to an FIM closed web site for approval, then all can use it.
Truefan: The rules restricting changes during the season were introduced to make it much harder for new entrants to compete
Its the other way round if you enter under Factory 2 as Aprilia will do, means you can develop your bike as you race, no better way. You missed an important part out of your sentence in the 2nd post: "The other OPEN teams saw how complex it was and realised they didn't have the capacity to take advantage of it."


October 11, 2014 12:44 PM
Last Edited 296 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010

NineTimes: @ RSMick Where? is was around half a bn last time i checked compared to Ducati's mere 30m. and YES, HRC has all the rules in their favour, now do you have anything contradicting that? Tyres? constant bullying? last minute rule change?? want more?
Where is this figure from? How does the tyres favour them and what last minute rule change?


October 10, 2014 3:09 PM
Last Edited 297 days ago

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha

SasquatchBob: One tiny example of that: How many races in the history of the sport have had all riders finishing within 1 lap? ie No riders being lapped. That's become the norm. Which totally undermines the "technology is bad for racing" argument.
Been said many times Bob, and I put it about the Abe debut race, when Yam provided Millar racing with a bike or just their engines they didn't get roasted for being 5 seconds a lap down. The internet was only just getting going and for the only people that followed the sport seriously was print or Euro/Screen sport although BBC/ITV used t show odd races in the 80's. Technology is technology, electrical, mechanical, rubber, fuel, ceramics. And as I have put before, what Dorna inherited: Youtube v=E5r62x46C0E


October 09, 2014 7:40 PM
Last Edited 297 days ago

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha

Nice info RoadRace, some people just believe that Honda have a Blofeld type character back at HRC where they are planning world domination of not just the motor industry. The torductor they use as part of closing the loop for torque control, is made by ABB, nothing special, just like a dynamo that sends an analogue signal to the ECU, the mounting however is pretty trick, its what they do with that encoding thats clever. I am not sure Yamaha or Ducati have fitted them yet, they hadn't in 2013.


October 09, 2014 2:07 PM

MotoGP » Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo talk MotoGP, F1 safety

Evolution: Whole press conference was Based on safety and i think which is good. At the last they all are human who are risking their life.
About 10 mins of the 30, you can watch it on as I am sure these have. It is edited as well , nicely missing the point Rossi made about real grass. Codger, really you have to watch it because he didn't say he was for it or against it, none of them did.

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