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Old 13-11-2013, 22:58   #1   link
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MotoGP/Moto2/Moto3 2014

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For 2013, MotoGP [was] still defined as prototypes competing with 21 liters of fuel, and an additional class of machines running under the claiming rule banner. From 2014, however, the roles are reversed. All bikes are classed as MotoGP entries, but an exception is made for teams entered under the 'Factory Option'. MotoGP bikes are allowed 12 engines and 24 liters of fuel, but must run the official ECU hardware and software. Manufacturers can choose to enter four riders as 'Factory Option' entries, who must run the official ECU hardware, but are free to write their own software for the standard ECU. Factory Option entries are allowed only five engines per season, and 20 liters of fuel per race.

It is a remarkable and shrewd rewriting of the rulebook. Although on the face of it, nothing concrete has changed, in effect, the MSMA entries have become the exception, rather than the rule. The concept of a single class has been reinstated, with a special allowance made for factories who wish to submit to the discipline of making do with 20 liters of fuel, in return for the freedom to write their own software. Having the class redefined in this way is the first step on the way to the removal of that freedom. After all, it is easier to remove an exception than it is to change the rules. The next major rule change is expected to come in 2017, with the removal of the factory option the first priority, closely followed by the imposition of a rev limit.

The introduction of the Factory Option also slips another change under the radar. Where previously, a manufacturer was defined as a motorcycle manufacturer and member of the MSMA, now the link to the MSMA has been dropped. In its place comes an explicit reference to a manufacturer as being either a motorcycle manufacturer or a chassis manufacturer. This recognition had been demanded by the chassis manufacturers in the series since shortly after the introduction of the Moto2 class. The MSMA was still making the rules, while the chassis manufacturers had no say in the rulemaking process.

The introduction of the Factory Option has another useful side effect. For a while, everyone involved in the sport had been wondering how to refer to the CRT teams now that the claiming rule was to be dropped. By redefining everyone as MotoGP entries, and manufacturer entries as Factory Option, there are once again two clearly defined and easily explained classes: MotoGP, and Factory MotoGP.
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Old 13-11-2013, 23:05   #2   link
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joo, ik dacht er net ook aan om de thread te maken.
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dodelijk accident bij een memorial van Simoncelli :/
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Marco Simoncelli is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a MotoGP™ Legend. The Italian was a front-runner in the premier class before tragically losing his life to an accident in 2011.
In becoming a MotoGP™ Legend, Simoncelli’s name will be the 21st on the list as he joins a list of 20 other greats. To the shock of race fans around the world, the Gresini rider lost his life on Sunday 23 October 2011 in a crash on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix, just one week after finishing in second place at Phillip Island.

The Italian rider dazzled the World Championship paddock with his charisma, ability and racing style and was a World Champion, having taken the 250 crown in 2008 - a title he narrowly missed out on defending in 2009. Arriving in the premier class in 2010, his progress was rapid and before his untimely death Simoncelli had already taken two premier class podiums and two poles in a strong second campaign.

Marco Simoncelli’s introduction as a MotoGP™ Legend will take place at this year’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, as he joins the list already including compatriot Giacomo Agostini plus Mick Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, Mike Hailwood, Daijiro Kato, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Nieto, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Jarno Saarinen, Kevin Schwantz, Barry Sheene, Freddie Spencer, John Surtees, Casey Stoner and Carlo Ubbiali.
Op facebook volg ik wat motogp dingen. Heb toch wat moeite met al de mensen die blijven tobben over hem. Word er niet graag aan herinnerd, want het stemt me droevig. Arme kerel.
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Eerste dag testen in Sepang zit erop. Aleix Espargaró leek meteen ontzettend snel met die 'open class' NGM Forward Yamaha en bleef de hele dag dicht in de buurt van de tijden van de fabrieksmachines. Bij Tech 3 was z'n broer Pol ook direct sneller dan Bradley Smith, het seizoen begint al goed voor die familie. En Iannone snelste factory spec Ducati met de Pramac, bijna een seconde sneller dan Dovizioso en Crutchlow.
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Injured Márquez to miss Malaysia test

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Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Márquez has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Malaysia test after breaking his fibula during a dirt-track training session in Lleida, near Barcelona, on Wednesday.

The Repsol Honda rider was immediately taken to the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital, where renowned surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir treated the spiral fracture, which occurred on the distal third of his right fibula.

After carrying out a routine CT scan and X-ray, Dr. Mir explained: "The results showed no ligament damage or dislocation and no need to proceed with surgery. I expect he will need 3-4 weeks to fully recover."

Márquez, who will remain non-weight bearing for two weeks, could also miss the Phillip Island gathering which takes place the following week, but his team expects him to be in full health for the opening race in Qatar.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:39   #8   link
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De Spaanse motorcoureur Pol Espargaro heeft 2 weken voor de start van het nieuwe MotoGP-seizoen een sleutelbeen gebroken.

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De wereldkampioen van de Moto2, die dit jaar op een Yamaha debuteert in de koningsklasse, kwam ongelukkig ten val tijdens de laatste testdag op het circuit van Losail in Qatar. Espargaro (22) wordt morgen in Barcelona geopereerd. Onduidelijk is of hij op 23 maart kan meedoen aan de Grote Prijs van Qatar, de eerste race van het seizoen.
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Pol is toch goed genezen me dunkt, hij is zelfs al opnieuw gevallen ondertussen, en weer opgestaan zonder kleerscheuren.

Márquez ziet er ook al beter uit dan gisteren, de fabrieks-Honda's vinden stilaan de aansluiting met de top in FP2, bij het Yamaha-fabrieksteam is er nog werk aan de winkel.

En 'k wil niet te vroeg juichen maar Fenati lijkt razend snel in Moto3 nu hij eindelijk een KTM onder zijn gat heeft. Jammer dat hij zoveel tijd heeft versmeten met inferieur materiaal de afgelopen jaren. Idem voor Miller en Antonelli in feite.
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Ah, ja, nog niet gezien dat het dit weekend de eerste GP was. Ik kijk wel naar de quali.
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De kwalificaties worden nog lachen met die extra zachte banden voor de Open teams. Vooral Aleix Espargaró en de Ducati's zouden daar een goeie zaak kunnen doen. 'k Denk niet dat die achterband het een hele race uithoudt, maar je weet nooit.
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zit ik hier toevallig in de living van mijn ouders te vegeteren, zenden ze nergens de quali uit op TV?
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Zit niet in ons telenet pakket.
Ben aan het streamen....
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De grote espargaro twee keer gestuikt met zijn moto. Ja allo. Zal wel wat stijf zijn morgen.
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Serieus gechoked, vraag me af of hij dat mentaal nog te boven komt tegen morgen.

Buitenaardse Márquez weer die de eer van Factory Honda redt. Alle andere fabrieksrijders moeten minstens twee satellietmotoren (Gresini, Tech 3) en eentje uit de Open-klasse (Ducati) voor zich op de grid dulden.
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Wat een race.
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Lorenzo die P1 neemt en van plan was om die plaats te behouden, maar valt. Hoogst uitzonderlijk om hem dat te zien doen. Dan Bradl die in de schijnwerpers komt, maar aan de leiding op dezelfde plaats valt.
Dan Rossi die even leidt en Marquez enorm opjaagt. Constant gebikkel,z aligheid
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dit zal het laatste seizoen voor de Nestor van de motogp rijders zijn
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Colin Edwards has announced that he will retire from MotoGP at the end of the current campaign.

Edwards has ridden professionally for 22 years, joining the MotoGP field back in 2003. He went on to claim three pole positions and 12 podiums, with a best championship finish of fourth, achieved during the 2005 campaign.

Before his stint in MotoGP, he enjoyed a highly successful World Superbike career, notching up two titles.
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