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Old 11-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #102
kbroderick
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Is Dorna continuing to develop the spec ECU software, or is it fixed for the season as of now (or at some point in the future)?

It seems that over race distance, the open bikes should (theoretically) have an effective power advantage, as they can run a higher-power, lower-efficiency mapping for more of the race versus the factory/satellite bikes. Even though the factory teams can presumably out-tune the open teams, a 20% difference in fuel allocation means that the open bikes can be 10% less efficient and still more powerful (I think)....and the times posted show only a 2% difference in single-lap times, from Marquez to Hayden.

I'm hoping that we'll see less of an obvious pecking order based on machinery and more varied results from week to week next year, but maybe I'm just an optimist.
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