Starting from 2013 all of the MotoGP machines to be similar, says Ezpeleta
THE season finale at Valencia will bring an end to the 800cc as 1000s will be introduced in 2012 and the premier class may be in for further changes the following year.
In a radio interview with a Spanish station, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta discussed the ways in which to deal with the issues in MotoGP, with future rule changes used to breathe new life into the series.
Detailing the rules coming into effect next season, Ezpeleta said: "There will essentially be two types of MotoGP machine on the grid next year. Prototypes that are very expensive and only used by manufacturers and some satellite teams, and bikes with production based engines and larger fuel tanks."
He would also like to see a more basic set of regulations in terms of tyre technology and electronics, "We are still evaluating possible solutions with the safety commission, but we would like more standard tyres. The ones currently in use are very high performance, but also too radical: they are either very good, or very bad.
"All the 1000cc engines on the market have a maximum bore of 81mm. The only real difference is the electronics. In the future there will be equal electronics for everyone, giving teams the possibility to choose which engines they would like to use."
As highlighted by GPOne.com, Ezpeleta envisions a system closer to the one adopted by F1, moving away from the control of large manufacturers and an increase in private teams, "I'd like that, starting from 2013, all of the MotoGP machines have similar characteristics. If the electronics and the engines are basically all the same, there will be a greater chance for exciting racing and lower costs for the teams."
1987 500GP champion, Wayne Gardner agrees that the CRT bikes should be the future for MotoGP, as the series is in desperate need of an idea that will put 'more affordable bikes on the grid and improve the entertainment value'.
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