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So you're saying that you enjoy watching Lorenzo or Stoner ride alone from the 3rd lap more than a good, tight race simply because the technology in the bikes is better?
WSBK has 6 factories competing with different platforms. 5 of them managed wins last year. Yamaha is even talking about coming back.
The sooner they go low-tech and facilitate closer racing, the better chance they have of regaining their spot as the premier championship in motorcycling again.
Laguna Seca 2009 -- Pedrosa led flag to flag, and did an astounding job; a virtually perfect performance. It was simply boring to see.
6. Something to make it easier to pick up the bike.
(Personal story: I can't pick up my VFR, despite using the butt-at-edge-of-seat use-leg-not-back technique.)
Nobody else wants to see that. Certainly not enough to attract sponsors. To compound it, Europe is in worse economic condition than us, especially Spain, where MotoGP's ownership is located.
The premier class is whatever people choose it to be. AMA motocross was and is considered the premier level of MX, even though GP is a "world" championship. In the 90's AMA had (and still has) lots of production rules while GP allowed "Works" machinery. The AMA guys were still faster an MX des Nations. This is where MotoGP is headed if they don't change. Will you still watch then?
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The rotary is an amazingly powerful platform but they are prone to failure. Mazda had limited success with them in Rally in the '80s. Maybe with more modern manufacturing techniques they could be made more reliable.
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I would go even further and say, you run the entire season on the same tire construction.
example: If you run a medium soft tire, that med/soft tire is the SAME tire in race 16, as it is in race 1. No construction/compound/profile differences.
Davidka, in my opinion sponsors are avaliable and MotoGP is just not doing a good job getting to them. I stand by my recurrent opinion that their marketing strategy is lacking.
But back to the point:
I don't think you are completely understanding Phil's point here. There are a LOT of other classes to watch that achieve what you are asking. What is it that you want, then? Why is WSBK, for example, not satisfying that to the point that you would want development of prototypes to be taken away from MotoGP?
WSBK is a world series where top riders battle in great races. It's great. I love it. I watch every single race.
But I love MotoGP for more than just racing.
So basically make it like this:
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