WSBK » Buckmaster ponders changes in new Dorna era

"I think we all know we will be going to a control ECU; how can we not when Moto2 already run under this and MotoGP seems to be going that way" – Simon Buckmaster.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 7:42 PM

Yes - sensible, informed comments from Simon - I hope Dorna are listening.

I also hope that Dorna are carrying out a proper consultation with the teams and haven't already decided everythingfor themselves and to suit themselves.

Lord MuZ - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 9:16 PM

"The biggest cost is actually the logistics of racing, I.E. freight, staff and travel."

Dorna have been addressing this issue for years by increasing the amount of races in Spain!! Will soon be WSB's turn.

professor-x - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 3:15 AM

screw control tires and control ecu's. OEM ecu's and production slicks please. The only thing that needs to be controlled is the manufacturing process (actually building the tires) of the tires, to make sure they are spec and not tailored for any bike in particular. Offer riders and teams multiple manufactures and make that hat they wear in parc ferme mean something, instead of a cheap placeholder for one tire manufacturer.

Simian Raticus - Unregistered

January 05, 2013 11:13 PM

The problem is, Superstock is not exactly an even playing field. Take the Suzuki for example, it would be nowhere if it wasn't possible to tune the engine for more performance. The same applies for the Honda.
You would have BMW winning for 2+ years straight, than maybe a Ducati, Aprilia, Kawa, but there would probably be only one true contender each year.
So i think it's necessary to allow tuning, so manufacturers with an outdated street bike are able to compete.

Roy Osborn - Unregistered

January 06, 2013 2:44 PM

We must be sure that we differentiate between stock and wss and wsbk very clearly.
I have heard this control every thing argument put forward many times, waited patiently whilst these ban this and ban that arguments are carefully laid out before me and then commented you race stock classes then! Never yet heard a satisfactory response from to my comment yet!
BMW and Ducati probably produce the most highly developed streetbikes available right now and have invested very heavily to get there. Suzuki and Honda not a lot, everyone needs to sell these profitable high end bikes and wss and wsbk currently showcase them. Why penalize the harder workers? I would love to see a big grid with KTM in there too but total dumbing down to let Suzuki win races on bikes that clearly lack manufacturer investment seems unfair to me when BMW and Ducati are at the top of their game!

SP3 - Unregistered

January 06, 2013 4:07 PM

@Roy Osborn, spot on. I've been saying the same thing for years and years. it is all part of the 'everybody wins, nobody loses' mentality. Competition isn't allowed anymore because someone's feelings might get hurt. That, and money. The sanctioning bodies make bucket loads of dosh from all the 'official this and that' deals the allow. Official watch. Official tires. Official safety vehicle. Official door mat. Official ECU. Official engine. Official chain. Doesn't mean they're the best watch/tire/etc., just that they tossed enough cash in to the pot. Do we want sport or do we want made for tv soaps?

Marc - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 6:32 PM

SP3 and Osborn while on face value the additional restrictions may seem to punish the well funded or factory teams but it doesn't. The reason it doesn't is that even with restrictions they'll have the resources to make the most out of any rules hence they still have advantage over less funded or lesser abled bikes. The additional rules/restictions will only help level the field just a little. You'll still see factory teams and riders leading the championship.

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