Well I believe that a company can ask for an exception to the rules.aren said:What I don't understand is how Ilmor/Suter can race NEXT year's 800cc bike under the current rules.
Don't the rules state that you can either race 990cc 4-strokes and/or 500cc 2-strokes? (Or did they finally remove the 2-stroke clause this year to make MotoGP strictly 4-strokes?)
Or is it okay, in MotoGP, to race any 4 stroke as long as it doesn't EXCEED 990ccs on top of the weight restrictions relevent to the number of cylinders? Makes me think that a manufacturer could purposely build a 900cc, 5 cylindered engine while side-stepping the weight restrictions because of the reduced displacement (currently 145 kgs for 4-5 cylinders).
If that's the case, then couldn't all of the manufacturers just take a couple riders that aren't in contention for the championship (Edwards, Stoner, Hopkins, Gibernau, etc) and begin to race their 800cc GP bikes NOW? That would be awesome to see...
PS: Kawasaki sure is taking a long time to announce/reveal their 07 GP bike and rider line-up. They're either behind on development or they haven't figured out who will be riding for them next year. I'd like to think that their new bike is amazing and that they're hiding something up their sleeve.
BDiddy said:But they wont run the bike that is next years ride for several reasons. If its acually better, they would be taking away from the championship race in progress.
No I didnt say that. I was refering more to Honda or Yamaha's 800cc bike. I mean the new RC 800 is already turning laps close to the current 990 bike. And we know that hot lapping is always almost faster than racing, so its forseeable that one of the new 800cc Hondas could compete with the current 990 crop. Probably beat the Suzuki and Kawi.Disco said:Are you saying that Ilmors 800cc bike could be better than the current 990cc's? Dude you crazee!