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March 08, 2012 2:25 AM
Last Edited 1269 days ago

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...

Hello Motojunky The new Moto2 bike and team cost is estimated to as follows according to Asphalt and Rubber in Euros -17,250 registration deposit for each rider in the team -70,000 (Suter)/145,000 (RSV) for the Moto2 race bike sans motor -90,000 to lease and maintain the Honda 600cc quasi-prototype motor, adding on a 20,000 bond if a team believes the motor is not within spec, which is forfeited if the motor is determined to be in proper tune -400,000 maintenance costs and mechanic salaries for the Moto2 bike for the season (Suter states you can purchase and maintain their bike for 400k/season) -40,000 for Dunlop tires, 12 tires per weekend, 204 tires for the season -3,500 for a 2D datalogger, which is used on all of the bikes Hope this helps.


March 07, 2012 9:35 PM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...

We had a good example of Drays point last year with Marquez. Before he got injured and Repsol put the kybosh on it he was strongly tipped to move up to MotoGP..where as a rookie he was prevented by the rules joining the works Repsol team, but would have been riding full-on factory bikes the same as Pedrosa and Stoner. Honda were so c0ck-sure, they couldn't even be bothered to hide the fact. Things will be different in the future and I bet Marc is kicking himself for not going when he could.


March 07, 2012 8:50 PM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...

Carmelo has the MSMA or Japanese exactly where he wants them..over a barrel. They no longer have the rule-making influence and he is prepared to let them walk..trouble is, where are they going to go? WSB is owned by the same crew now, but the Jap manufacturers already got a bloody nose there and are marginalised. They will have to swallow and suck it up..persevering with the 21 litre fuel limit that they thought would guarantee them dominance as CRT get closer with possibly even more fuel/engines than they already have..they have no one else to blame but themselves. Ducati seem more open to change than the other's going to be as interesting off track as on this season.


February 16, 2012 12:44 PM
Last Edited 1289 days ago

MotoGP » Baker's Dozen: Sepang MotoGP test

"I am extremely impressed with Yamaha's approach on this. Unlike other teams in the past, they will not undersell the title sponsorship position." Title sponsor FIAT @ $14m a year. $42m total..GONE? Petronas as 'an associate' $8m a year. $24m..VANISHED? For 'undersell' read over-priced. The M1 will not have an ENEOS paintjob this year as, judging by the size of the stickers, Yamaha will have been lucky to receive half the 8 mill Petronas were paying. They're being greedy holding out for a title sponsor prepared to invest $10m plus a year given the WFC and Rossi isn't there any more. They could have made Petronas joint partner last year after FIATs exit? Where TF are Sterigarda?.. I bet we here lot's of talk from Jarvis about riders money being tight and paying a 'fair remuneration' as the silly season get's a head of steam up. Yamaha cried the poverty line before, which ended in Rossis departure and probably has a lot to do with losing $22m a year.


October 20, 2011 3:44 PM

MotoGP » Hopkins: I can't wait to show what I can do

MCN reports this week, that at Sepang Suzuki will commit to 2012 with Hopper and Bautista on GSVR800s.. You gotta be in it to win it. For Suzuki to leave just as we are getting the new format could signify the end of them as serious big bike manufacturers. Far better to cobble up the old bikes on the cheap and remain a presence..see what transpires in the first year. Last time out for Hopper was Brno where he was as fast as Bautista and inside the top 10 before mangling his finger. Hotter weather in Malaysia may suit the would be great to see them battling for top 5, if maybe a little hopeful..


April 01, 2011 7:01 PM
Last Edited 1610 days ago

MotoGP » Spanish MotoGP - Friday practice times (2)

Watching it on Eurosport, the guys said the times were affected by the wind. They also said Casey, Marco and Val were all running noticeably less TC than the others, judging by the lack of popping and spark chopping motor noise. Rossi looked to be sliding that bike around for fun, getting it turned to negate the understeer..just like Casey used to do! Big up for Karel. That tyre smoking, front end save was the best I've seen in ages..great time too.


January 07, 2011 4:21 PM

MotoGP » Moto2 v 250cc v WSS

All good points that make sense..but we're talking Dorna, the MSMA and politics now, which in my cynical opinion is not condusive to common sense. Like you say, the corner launching CRT bikes with that extra fuel and capacity, if the factories go 900/930 like Ducati have intimated, might just be in with a chance of upsetting the applecart..Is that the reason we won't see them this year? to maintain the status quo? Keeping costs down and grids full is important and that's my point about a 750 triple..make them all use the same motor but with 160-70 bhp. Has anyone talked to Cosworth or Inmotech?

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