RR » TT blow for Hutchinson and Brookes


'We would like to stress that every effort was made with the Isle of Man TT organisers in somewhat protracted discussions, to find a solution' - Dale McElveen

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helloyes

January 05, 2014 3:29 PM

This is supposed to be an INTERNATIONAL EVENT and as such should come under FIM regulations the same as WSB not BSB rules that they are adopting.
In my opion the team have made the right decision the TT organisers and the ACU need to stop doing what Honda want and be fair to everyone
The losers here are the fans and the manx residents that rely on the event to make a living so with M Dunlop out and now these guys plus jonny foreigner with his xwsb bike there wont be much to cheer about. At least Honda will get what they want and win every race! not to mention what ever dodgy deal Motec/higgs and honda have cooked up to suit there own ends
Any one got the Steam rackets canculation number !

shpongled

January 05, 2014 4:41 PM

I don't think they're running bsb rules, SMR would just enter their bsb electronics if they were. Imho bsb rules would be correct - the top teams have bikes ready. It's a bit extreme considering there are stockers & 6's to race as well. New 'Blade this year, weird that.....

Wintax

January 05, 2014 5:00 PM

Perhaps messers Brooks and Hutchinson should seek recompense from SMR/Milwaukee for loss of wages, ie, start money and prize money. I'd speculate that value is more than £30,000 for a Motec refit?

whitehead

January 05, 2014 5:05 PM

@ Helloyes,
Yes I agree with you, no TT for me this year either. Three of us where ready to book so we save ourselves between £5-£6000. At least they will be at the NW200 and the Ulster GP the only place to see these bikes at full tilt, what a shame......

Guinness100

January 05, 2014 5:38 PM

What a load of rubbish!
Why do they need Magneti Marelli Electronics especially when they're prepared to turn off all the electronic aids? i.e. Traction Control etc What a contradiction! If they did turn off their electronics then that would make them the same as the Motec BSB bikes i.e. no aids. At the end of the day they can use their BSB bikes, the same way that Josh Brookes used his BSB bike last year! Didn't Hutchy do a 130MPH lap on a stocker with Padgets?
Shaun Muir is playing silly games!

cruachan

January 05, 2014 5:44 PM

It really is quite farcical that the three major international road races of the year operate under different rules.

It seems logical to me, given the geographical locations of these races and the most successful teams of recent years, to use the same rules as BSB. For example, the Padgetts team re-entered BSB because the new rules there made it economically viable for them having been a purely support classes and RR team for many years.

I have no allegiance to any particular manufacturer, but I have to say that I'm rather annoyed with Honda over their political manoeuvrings, particularly over the proposed control ECU in MotoGP.

Matt2

January 05, 2014 7:16 PM
Last Edited 228 days ago

Not what I wanted to hear.

The thing that makes me wonder is that Tyco GSX-R superbike is 6-7seconds faster than their stock bike. Differnce is suspension, brakes, bodywork, fueltank, engine, swingarm, tyres... All that makes 6 to 7 seconds per lap. So how much would they lose running modded stock ecu on that superbike? 1 or 1 and a half seconds per lap? I know you cant give anything to your competitors but not going to race att all is a bit no brainer to me.

Greavesit

January 05, 2014 8:07 PM

Guinness100: What a load of rubbish!
Why do they need Magneti Marelli Electronics especially when they're prepared to turn off all the electronic aids? i.e. Traction Control etc What a contradiction! If they did turn off their electronics then that would make them the same as the Motec BSB bikes i.e. no aids. At the end of the day they can use their BSB bikes, the same way that Josh Brookes used his BSB bike last year! Didn't Hutchy do a 130MPH lap on a stocker with Padgets?
Shaun Muir is playing silly games!

YES BUT WAS A HONDA. THE R1 IS A LOT SLOWER ON STANDARD TRIM

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