RR » Controversial TT rule changes 'handled fairly'

'We've had quite an extensive consultation process and we've got to be fair to everybody across the board' - Gary Thompson

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December 05, 2013 2:42 PM

Going to BSB spec is probably the way to go. Shame if Hutchinson and Brookes miss out tho,was looking forward to seeing both them at TT next year. Take it the organisers are going to control tyres too? Has seemed in past that lots of teams have been disadvantaged in this department.


December 05, 2013 4:23 PM

Surely, the other manufacturers will be more disadvantaged as they are having to replace their all singing and dancing ECU with the standard PC World ECU. Yamaha will be less disadvantaged as they admit their system is not as good already so going to the standard package will affect them less.
The changes are not going to take place until 2015 so the 2014 TT will be using the same rules as 2013.

Yamaha did not do well this year and withdrawal for 2014 sounds more like they're not prepared to make a fancy ECU for just one year and cannot convince the rest to switch to the control ECU immediately, so rather than be pasted again, they took their ball and left.

Far more concerned about Hutchinson and Brookes not racing though. That must not happen.


December 05, 2013 11:04 PM

All the other manufacturers compete in BSB therefore they have BSB acceptable ECU's available, so why haven't the TT rule makers gone straight to BSB ECU rules in 2014? Some clear thinking would have avoided the multi-level disappointment of this Milwaukee Yamaha lock-out
The current TT rule makers have made a mess of this, just as they made a mess-up with muddled thinking when a top racer missed a ferry this year.
It looks to me like it's the TT Rule-makers who need changing as they seem incapable of achieving compromise to accommodate the teams and the fans.


December 06, 2013 9:11 AM
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Since when was electronic spec a deciding factor around the IOM? I would have thought the rider was the most important element, and not a slight advantage or disadvantage in the rules. The bikes are way past that point anyway, and even the least sophisticated should be good enough if the rider is up to the task. This isn't short circuit scratching. It's an altogether different ball game. Hutchy will win anyway, irrespective of the electronic package.

Brian Hill

December 06, 2013 1:48 PM

What a load of tosh, the type of ECU wont make the bike a guaranteed winner around the island, Given the nature of the race its more down to bike set up and who has the biggest balls, look how many times someone has tried an exotic bike like an ex GP / WSBK and it didn't work .

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