Join Date: Jul 2005
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1. Pretty hard to differ that from the GPS traction control systems I'd say.
2. I'd say it'll be a problem for anybody still using springers, which is nobody at this point. I don't think the Ducati will have a problem here. Much as the haters would like it too. It's actually running a lower piston speed than most of the other bikes. I do like this rule a lot. Lately we've been forcing them to make engines that are good on fuel, reliable aswell as f00king fast. Now if we could force 'em to be cheap aswell we'd be set.
3. A bad thing. Electronic syspension is a future tech that WILL trickle down to the street. And now it'll be being developed in WSBK instead of MotoGP. Further eroding the "bleeding edge technology." that MotoGP likes to talk about and not back.
4. Ceramic pads were a field of developement I was hoping to see used. Particularly in the wet weather set-ups. This limits it to Carbon-Carbon and Steel.
5. Definitely will cut down costs. I'd personally have just set the tests up so that they were all before/after race weekends to cut down logistical expenses but still allow the bits to be developed. It's a decent rule tho.
6. wtf? definitely not a cost cutting measure. This is something that's gonna make the field further apart, Rossi and Stoner will have the bike set-up first practice and the others will be struggling. Maybe it'll help Colin too I guess.
Seems kinda backwards, sideways, circular, helical, and yet another example of Dorna changing the rules whenever they damned well feel like. Which is exactly the reason Yamaha left the AMA. I know there's people that want change just for the sake of it. But I don't see the point and I don't see how any team can be expected to go thru serious developement and invest millions of dollars in rules that might change next year... particularly if you do well....
HAIL TO THE KING!!
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