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August 30th, 2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2009/MotoGP+...lease+agreement

this sounds very promising! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (frosty58 @ Aug 30 2009, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2009/MotoGP+...lease+agreement

this sounds very promising! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

Well with the new ‘Limited Engines’ rule… No wonder they want to lease all the left over engines! It’s a Joke, but knowing Duhrna trying to make money even out of the ‘maintenance crew’ at the Tracks… I think I see where it comes from!
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August 30th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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We've already seen this plan in action--it was called Team Roberts 2007.

Engine leasing will fail mainly b/c the teams don't have the funding or the technical expertise to develop the obnoxiously sophisticated electronics required to extract maximum performance from only 21L of fuel. Until the governing body rev-limits and then raises fuel back to 24L, the sport will continue to get more expensive and feature fewer bikes.

If they don't raise displacement after 2011 and figure out a way to bring more engine manufacturers and more variety into the sport, I'm done.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mylexicon @ Aug 30 2009, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>We've already seen this plan in action--it was called Team Roberts 2007.Yes and no. They could screw this up in the same way or in different ways. To what extent will teams be leasing an engine+electronics package, how well will the leased engines measure up, to what extent will engines develop during the year, and how much of that development will trickle down to the leasers?

For better or worse, the 6 engine limit (along with the overall maturation of the formula) might limit engine development somewhat. To a large extent, that could mitigate the "leased engines suck and don't get any updates" problem a bit. The Roberts situation was fairly worst-case. They had a deal to lease engines from the company that managed to product about the worst initial engine out there and who then concentrated on fixing things for its factory team above all else. Other than Melandri, all of the non-repsol bikes were at the back of the pack. A few points different is hardly a huge deal.

We've also seen this plan in action before - it was called Team Roberts 2006. It netted 6th in the championship, got a couple of podiums, and almost squeaked out a win. When engine technology is somewhat mature and development is slowed down, leased engines can do alright.
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this sounds very promising! /smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' />" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
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