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Old 02-06-2009, 03:04 AM   #21
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Interesting quote from Daniele Romagnoli at Yamaha Racing:


The withdrawal of Kawasaki represents a great loss both for the MotoGP and for sport in general. They’re not the first, other teams in other motor sports have left racing. It’s the time for those involved in this sport to think. I’d suggest to the FIM first of all to reduce winter tests; I’d eliminate the Jerez test in November. Or in March, I’d switch the Jerez test with Doha, and have Doha as the last test before the first GP race, thus having the Doha test and Doha GP one after the other. Logistically, this would lead to a reduction of costs, as the equipment would be already in the same place. The technical aspects require some intervention as well. The most expensive part of the bike is the engine, both in terms of cost of components and of the research involved. I’d suggest to drastically reduce the maximum engine revolution, for example to 16,000 revolutions. This would increase the engine life and would also allow the same engine to be re-used in different GPs, in two or three races. In decreasing engine revolution we could also use cheaper materials as well it being cheaper to manufacture. With regards to electronics, I’d use only one ECU and drastically reduce the use of expensive and complex sensors on the bike, such as inertial platforms and GPS. We could then use simpler electronic devices, as in the first years of MotoGP, thus eliminating some of the bike aid and control systems. I would also recommend to bring back the use of steel brakes, that would help to save money. I don’t think these changes would make the championship any less spectacular. As a matter of fact, it could lead to even have more surprises!
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:45 AM   #22
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Interesting quote from Daniele Romagnoli at Yamaha Racing:


The withdrawal of Kawasaki represents a great loss both for the MotoGP and for sport in general. Theyre not the first, other teams in other motor sports have left racing. Its the time for those involved in this sport to think. Id suggest to the FIM first of all to reduce winter tests; Id eliminate the Jerez test in November. Or in March, Id switch the Jerez test with Doha, and have Doha as the last test before the first GP race, thus having the Doha test and Doha GP one after the other. Logistically, this would lead to a reduction of costs, as the equipment would be already in the same place. The technical aspects require some intervention as well. The most expensive part of the bike is the engine, both in terms of cost of components and of the research involved. Id suggest to drastically reduce the maximum engine revolution, for example to 16,000 revolutions. This would increase the engine life and would also allow the same engine to be re-used in different GPs, in two or three races. In decreasing engine revolution we could also use cheaper materials as well it being cheaper to manufacture. With regards to electronics, Id use only one ECU and drastically reduce the use of expensive and complex sensors on the bike, such as inertial platforms and GPS. We could then use simpler electronic devices, as in the first years of MotoGP, thus eliminating some of the bike aid and control systems. I would also recommend to bring back the use of steel brakes, that would help to save money. I dont think these changes would make the championship any less spectacular. As a matter of fact, it could lead to even have more surprises!
makes sense doesn't he
and fantastic pics tiatool
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