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ZeR0 Kun

April 18, 2015 5:30 PM
Last Edited 8 days ago

MotoGP » Ezpeleta outlines 2017 MotoGP proposals


Why "not allowing new teams & limit the number of riders to 24"? New teams, riders, and manufacturers should be welcomed with open arms provided they have interest and will to compete. Look at the bigger picture. We are not just talking about manufacturers supplying full MotoGP bike - we are also talking about manufacturers supplying MotoGP engines to chassis specialists like Kalex, FTR, Suter, Speed Up, Moriwaki. It is the cheaper option to have bigger grids especially when supplying full bike is considered too much a hassle by the factories. I want to see MotoGP to have full grid as much as 42 riders like the first season of Moto2. Why not?

ZeR0 Kun

November 15, 2015 12:50 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Lowes, Kent quick on Kalex debut


Another reason why the formula remain single engine is to prevent chassis builders having exclusive relationship with certain manufacturer and/or build chassis for certain engine only. Should Moriwaki builds the best M2 chassis around an average Honda engine and Aprilia develops the best engine in M2, teams can't simply drop Honda motor and put Aprilia engines. Builders have to change the mounting point, re-tune everything, re-test everything, and for teams maybe even change the chassis. In motorcycle engineering, engines plays a bigger role in handling compared to cars. That needlessly added excessive costs to teams just to remain competitive. So as much as I understand why some wants the engine formula to be open to all, but leave that to M3 and MGP.

ZeR0 Kun

November 14, 2015 2:20 PM
Last Edited 60 days ago

MotoGP » Moto2: Lowes, Kent quick on Kalex debut


Abefan and DBL - to be fair Kalex done their homework very well despite have to play catch up game with Suter in the first few years of Moto2. They have chassis that suits most rider be it in rider size and riding style, while most other chassis needs to be ride in a certain way and/or designed with certain size in mind. Kalex keeps on improving, others do not. So other builders need to come up with the same approach for their chassis in order to gain back the market share. No team will buy the chassis that will dictate the type of rider they need to sign.

ZeR0 Kun

November 14, 2015 2:19 PM
Last Edited 60 days ago

MotoGP » Moto2: Lowes, Kent quick on Kalex debut


AvTech37 - I have a very simple question: where are other manufacturers - Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia - when Moto3 class was formed? Do they at least offer over the counter engines? They always have a bigger fish to fry and technical-wise, it is much harder to maintain parity of multi-cylinder engines. Just look at V8 and V10 era of F1: the power disparity between brands are great despite the configuration is the same. The cost of engine is no cheap so don't turn Moto2 into a spending race like MotoGP, otherwise it will be no different than 250 in final years: only riders with most bucks will have the best engine.

ZeR0 Kun

December 04, 2015 2:53 PM

MotoGP » Suter quits Moto2


To be fair, Kalex have done their homework very well despite have to play catch-up games against Suter since the early days of Moto2. Now their chassis suits more kind of riding styles and rider build. Other constructors - Suter, TSR, FTR, RSV, Bimota, Harris, Moriwaki - have not done so well in the same time and their chassis have become so specialised it requires certain riders and/or certain type of riding style to get the best result. The formula still calls for any eligible chassis as far as the rule book is concerned, so in this case other constructors only have themselves to blame.

ZeR0 Kun

May 23, 2015 4:34 PM
Last Edited 263 days ago

MotoGP » Moto2 staying single engine post-2018


Moto2 should remain single-engine multi-chassis class. Apparently it moves towards de facto single chassis class is due to Kalex have done their homework and continually improves while other manufacturers didn't. Once we open the engine supply, the costs will explode and only selected riders will receive the best engine just like now only selected riders receive the best chassis update. Remember the Aprilia-Gilera days in final years of 250? Wants the same thing to happen in Moto2 again? In fact we should question ourselves about the commitment and attitude of other manufacturers towards feeder class - where are Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, and Ducati when Moto3 is formed? Do they at least offer an "over-the-counter" or kit bike for teams and riders? I hate to tell the fact that they do nothing to promote talents from the bottom to the top, so please cut some slack for Honda and KTM for that.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


as for Kalex as the dominant chassis manufacturer in Moto2, you cannot blame them. they have done their homework while others are simply cannot produce chassis that can suit many kinds and types of riders. look at Suter - unless you have build and riding style like MM no way you can get the best result out of it. so do with Moriwaki, FTR, Speed Up. their chassis are not that versatile compared to Kalex. Kalex have proved that their bikes are fast regardless the riding style or rider build - be it smooth & relaxed, or aggressive & charging. be it tall or small, Kalex has proved it can suit more type than most. other chassis manufacturers have only themselves to be blamed.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:15 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


at the same time please think about other manufacturers' commitment to the feeder series. or rather, their lack of commitment. if Moto2 as the feeder series to MotoGP should be an open-engine formula, then where is Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia when Moto3 is created? have we ever see their factory teams in the series? have they ever build and supplied Moto3 engines to the specialist chassis manufacturers? if they are unwilling to participate in Moto3, then what do you think the chances are in Moto2? as much as we hate them, sometimes we should be grateful that Honda - and KTM - are willing to do the donkey work by providing engines and machines to the upcoming riders in the two classes.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:03 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


personally one-make engine rule is the way to go in Moto2. engineering-wise, it's much harder to maintain parity between multi-cylinder engines compared to singles - just look at the disparity of engine performance in MotoGP, F1, and even WSBK. cost will be escalated just to achieve a few seconds and the result? arms race at the lower classes where it should be about talent and not equipment. hence the reason to make Moto2 as a single-engine multi-chassis competition is the right move - at least the cost is controlled through standard engine. and engineering-wise this is why Moto3 can go for multi-engine competition, yet the technology is limited with no things like pneumatic valves and rev limit is imposed. all to keep cost under control.

ZeR0 Kun

May 25, 2014 2:03 AM

MotoGP » Biggest brakes allowed at all MotoGP circuits


good, now let's ban carbon brakes and return to metal discs. the braking distance will be extended and will be more overtaking opportunities under braking. just look at WSBK - the racing is far closer despite the disparity of performances between the bikes of different makes, arguably due to the use of metal brakes. it will make the product more road-relevant and encourage more manufacturers to come in to develop their products. face facts - after more than 20 years, still no production bike uses carbon brakes as a standard equipment.


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