RR » TT organisers dismiss suggestion of Honda influence


'At no point did any one manufacturer influence the decision' Isle of Man TT statement

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TalentFan

January 08, 2014 11:43 AM

Hmm. Yes. I'm wondering along the same lines as Dogshome79.

Its interesting that the class and their position within that class DOES seem to affect what Honda are happy with and what they complain about. It seems that Honda need the advantage of their electronics and ECU in MGP - so their policy is that they MUST be allowed to have it- or else (the fact that this then allows them to have advantage to exploit their support of the rules allowing unlimited rpms and strictly limited fuel has nothing to do with it of course).

In Moto3 they are happy that a lower rev limit is brought in - as this adversely affects KTM and enhances their challenge in THAT class.

Now Honda have NO problem with ECU restrictions at the TT - which hamstrings what would otherwise have been a very strong rival while not affecting them at all.

Funny that.

Tetley

January 08, 2014 3:10 PM

"“ACU Events Ltd amended the regulations following consultation with the motorcycle manufacturers as part of a longer-term strategy to contain costs for the TT teams and competitors. "
Surely "longer term" doesn't mean straight away? There should be at least 12 months warning for rule changes, unless agreed by ALL teams.
The TT should allow whatever BSB allows for the same year. BSB are already controlling costs in an acceptable manner.
They need someone in charge of the calibre of Stuart Higgs.

TalentFan

January 09, 2014 9:37 AM

Tetley: "“ACU Events Ltd amended the regulations following consultation with the motorcycle manufacturers as part of a longer-term strategy to contain costs for the TT teams and competitors. "
Surely "longer term" doesn't mean straight away? There should be at least 12 months warning for rule changes, unless agreed by ALL teams.
The TT should allow whatever BSB allows for the same year. BSB are already controlling costs in an acceptable manner.
They need someone in charge of the calibre of Stuart Higgs.


Have to agree.

If Yamaha's are competitive (but without a significant advantage over rival Mfr's bikes) running the Marelli system - then there is no harm in them being allowed to use it in 2014 TT. If by banning the its use this hands an advantage to a rival mfr such as Honda in 2014 - then that is a far greater evil as it detracts from the Racing and fair competition IMO.

People forget that Mfr's like Honda have a great deal of power and influence, and can

TalentFan

January 09, 2014 9:39 AM

continued... and can demand concessions or state they will remove their considerable participation in the events. It takes strong leadership and management of a race series to stand up to that threat and secure the best interests of the race series (which of course is fair sporting platform for genuine RACING).

chris56

January 14, 2014 4:11 PM

Well enough is enough for me ! After MANY years of going to the TT This is my last !! The people who keep this event alive (the public) are robbed (again) by the Stupid TT Organisors , Looked ike been a MEGA year Hutchy Dunlop John M and all the on the money Young Blood Don't think it was ALL Honda just the TT Org trying to appease the big "Folks ! MONEY that's all that is at the front of the Islands thoughts these days Fan Zones Price hikes in the shops (ask the locals) And of course the ever Scheming Isle of Man STEAM RACKET FERRY !! ROBBING B"£$YT S!! Had some great times for the last few years but BYE BYE I know I am not alone and once the "Guy Martin " Thing disappears (GOD Please make it soon ) The TT will have True fans back again and not the " Ive been to the TT " folks with my New bike leathers crash helmet and boots !! and those Organisers will Go as well !!

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