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|View Poll Results: What do you think about moto gp being restricted to 800cc in the near future|
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|I'm not wathing anymore - it's too slow!!||2||7.41%|
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MotoGP 800cc from 2007.Well, this is the same thing they're doing in Formula 1, reducing the engines from 3.0L V10's to 2.4L V8's. I dont know if it really reduces cost that much for the teams, they got to spend even more money developing this new formula But I guess, it keeps it interesting for the fans. I follow F1 more closely and they're trying to reduce speed with so many measures, but the lap times keep dropping year after year. The designers are just challenged to find speed in other areas.
Sat 04 Jun, 4:11 PM
The Grand Prix Commission - composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna), Claude Danis (FIM), Sito Pons (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) - has today confirmed that MotoGP engine capacity will be reduced from 990cc to 800cc for the 2007 season onwards.
The much rumoured move has been prompted by the need to reduce speeds - indeed; so far at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix all but 4 of the 21 MotoGP machines have broken the 200mph barrier, with Carlos Checa's Ducati hitting almost 210mph along the Mugello main straight.
The new capacity limit replaces a less radical rule announced last June, which declared that MotoGP engines would be reduced to 900cc for 2007.
Unlike the 900cc rule, the 800cc capacity is likely to force teams to substantially redesign their GP machines, with new cylinder configurations likely and more 'peaky' power-curve characteristics as the engine emphasis moves from 'rider-friendly' to 'maximum revs'.
The 800cc limit will run for a minimum of five-years, assuring manufacturers of stability in return for the new engineering investment needed. Fuel capacity for the 800cc machines will be limited to 21 litres.
Meanwhile, two-stroke MotoGP engines - of which there are currently none - will be officially consigned to history with the additional news that from 2007 they will not be allowed in the premier-class.
This decision was necessary to ensure the four-stroke future of the premier-class, since a 500cc two-stroke (as presently allowed) could potentially be very competitive against a 800cc four-stroke, possibly promoting something of a two-stroke revival - something neither the major manufacturers or the sport in general wants.