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Tetley

March 19, 2014 8:41 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP stars respond to Factory/Open rule change


Victories will be hollow this year. No two teams have comparable machinery. Other than the Honda and Yamaha factory riders it will be impossible to gauge whether success or failure will be because of the Rider or the bike or the Rules. It will be said of whoever wins that "It's a factory bike, that's what you expect" or "It's an Open bike and the Rules are in their favour" or "" It's a factory2 bike so it's got all works parts plus all the other Open advantages". Crash will be full of posts saying "it's this" or "It's that" and no-one will really know the truth about who did better than expected and who under-performed. The outcome will be inconclusive as there are too many variables permitted.

Tetley

March 18, 2014 10:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


So the MotoGP Committee has convened, the MotoGP Committee has debated, and the MotoGP Committee has decreed. A camel is a horse designed by Committee, and the MotoGP Committee have made a camel's ar$e of the Rules. For instance, they announce that "the control ECU will be introduced from the 2016 MotoGP season" Why "from" 2016 ? Why not "for" 2016 ? In fact, why not 2015 ? Why must the sport endure these barmy rules for any longer than absolutely necessary ?

Tetley

March 19, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


So Dorna insist that teams register as Factory or Open by a specified date, then single out Ducati to be placed in a category which didn't even exist until a few days before the season starts. Dorna are the cheats in this scenario. And the idiots. And the incompetents. Carmelo needs to have a long serious look at BSB to see how a race series should be run.

Tetley

March 18, 2014 10:11 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


JimmyTheRealOne: I still don't understand why ECU is one of the most expensive parts of the MotoGP teams' budget. I mean, what's so expensive about it? It's just a CPU which you have to write some software for, am I right? So you have to buy the hardware (ECU itself) and pay some programmers to write software...
In the "Open" class you don't even have to buy the ECU. Dorna provide them free.

Tetley

March 18, 2014 10:14 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


RossL:
JimmyTheRealOne: I still don't understand why ECU is one of the most expensive parts of the MotoGP teams' budget. I mean, what's so expensive about it? It's just a CPU which you have to write some software for, am I right? So you have to buy the hardware (ECU itself) and pay some programmers to write software...
Those programmers need to get paid - factory teams can afford to have dozens, smaller teams can only afford one.
There will always be rich teams and poorer teams. You can't alter that. You would have to limit the number of technicians allowed in the pitbox to equal it out, and that won't happen any time soon.

Tetley

March 17, 2014 4:24 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Dorna insisted that Teams should choose between Factory or Open classes and register their choice by the end of February. So here we are, it is 17 March, and in 3 days time the teams start practising for the season's opening race . And Dorna have not yet finalised the Rules . What an absolute unmitigated cock-up by Carmelo the Clown. The Flamini Brothers must be expecting a phone call soon...

Tetley

March 16, 2014 10:14 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


therealDave “@Tetley, you can’t possibly think it fair, just or "proper" that Ducati be allowed their full factory effort (including software) but with concessions other factories aren’t allowed and other open teams can’t use (effectively). Ducati aren’t at fault but that doesn’t mean they deserve a "leg-up" either.
Dorna gave every team in the pit lane the choice of Open or Factory status. Ducati made an inspired choice. Honda goofed. Having chosen Open class, Ducati should run by the same Rules as the other Open teams. As I said earlier, I agree that the release of the "upgraded" software was badly timed by Dorna and Marelli, and that all Open Teams should use the "original" control ECU at least for the first half of the season. Dorna and Marelli can then choose whether to continue with that software, or progressively introduce agreed enhancements. Ducati made ONE decision and chose Open status. Every other decision was made by Dorna and Marelli.


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