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Old 08-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #376
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If they come in as a factory, they are limited to 5. To get Max the title they used 18, or so I've read/heard.I suspect they and BMW are gone for that same engine reason.
Didn't Ducati grenade a lot of motors back in the Foggy days?

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So with WSBK going to 8 engines does that make it easier for Aprillia to walk away and join the MotoGP ranks?
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:25 AM   #377
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To get Max the title they used 18, or so I've read/heard.
I read a number closer to twice of that. Can we get the truth somewhere?
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #378
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If they come in as a factory, they are limited to 5. To get Max the title they used 18, or so I've read/heard.I suspect they and BMW are gone for that same engine reason.
Didn't Ducati grenade a lot of motors back in the Foggy days?
Aprilia would be granted 9 I believe for their first year as a factory entry. Rumor is based on Alex Esp usage so far this year Aprilia could hit that 9 engine limit for next year.

I have read that max used 32 engines during his championship season #1.

WSBK may in for quite the decline with no Aprilia, BMW, Yamaha and 8 engines.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #379
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32?! That's like one per race?

Fireblade world championship?
Oh, Suzuki too, gixxer one million cup then.


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Aprilia would be granted 9 I believe for their first year as a factory entry. Rumor is based on Alex Esp usage so far this year Aprilia could hit that 9 engine limit for next year.

I have read that max used 32 engines during his championship season #1.

WSBK may in for quite the decline with no Aprilia, BMW, Yamaha and 8 engines.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #380
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32?! That's like one per race?

Fireblade world championship?
Oh, Suzuki too, gixxer one million cup then.
Think your forgetting something GREEN and fast , as well
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:08 AM   #381
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32?! That's like one per race?
Word is that the numbers of engines that Max used were kind of misleading -- Instead of 30something engines, what the Aprilia techs would do is go in and check and freshen the top ends of the motors as necessary on race weekends, something not allowable under current MotoGP rules.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #382
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Word is that the numbers of engines that Max used were kind of misleading -- Instead of 30something engines, what the Aprilia techs would do is go in and check and freshen the top ends of the motors as necessary on race weekends, something not allowable under current MotoGP rules.
Carmelo Ezpeleta was the source of the "34 engines per season" comments. It was a distortion to further his agenda.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #383
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Yeah I keep forgetting about the KLR's.



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So freshened or complete would count as a motor,so Aprilia would still have a challenge to make it very far into the season in MotoGP as a full factory effort.

Anyway I read that as anticipated the India round is cancelled for 2013 WSBK. Guess we won't see more cobra's chasing bikes.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #384
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GP One speculates a bit on the silly season.

I put 50/50 odds on Melandri ending up on the Factory Aprilia. It makes too much sense. It would also leave Laverty odd man out.

http://www.gpone.com/en/201307171087...ndri-i-re.html

GP One says Aprilia and Melandri have verbally agreed to terms for next year. None other than Max Biaggi encouraged Marco to join the team.

Next: dogs and cats getting married.

Melandri had even said earlier in the week that he wouldn't rule out a return to Ducati.

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Nicky Hayden will test a Ducati Panigale Superbike at either Misano or Mugello (depending on where you read ) in Ducati's attempt to sign him for SBK.

I would imagine it would take a contract similar $$$ to his current Moto GP contract to keep him.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:49 AM   #388
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #390
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Nicky Hayden will test a Ducati Panigale Superbike at either Misano or Mugello (depending on where you read ) in Ducati's attempt to sign him for SBK.

I would imagine it would take a contract similar $$$ to his current Moto GP contract to keep him.
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