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Control ECU mandatory in MotoGP from 2016

MotoGP bosses have this lunchtime announced that a control ECU and software will be mandatory from 2016 onwards. Currently, all teams use the spec-ECU hardware supplied by Magneti Marelli but Honda and Yamaha, and their satellites, use their own software. Ducati and the other Open teams use the...

Published on March 19 2014, 17:01
Source: www.bikesportnews.com
 

I found myself wondering why I felt the need to pass several cars at once while enjoying a nice motorcycle outing in the Italian countryside. I should have been perfectly happy sitting back, and taking in the sites, but no, I'm stricken with the need to explore the massive amounts of power... 

A new calendar, riders, and new technical and disciplinary regulations... it's time to warm up the engines and get ready for the 2016 grand prix season. Of all the changes, however, the introduction of the unified ECU software (to reduce costs and level the playing field) has shuffled the cards.... 

Engine Type Liquid-cooled inline-Four with crossplane crankshaft Displacement 1000cc Max Power (claimed) Over 240hp Transmission Six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available ECU FIM-regulated Magneti Marelli Chassis Aluminum twin-tube deltabox frame with... 

Since Aprilia introduced its RSV4 in 2009, the little company from Noele, Italy, has won four manufacturer and three rider titles in World Superbike competition. The RSV4 has been a great platform, and the 2016 version represents another crucial step in the ongoing development of the RSV4 model.... 

The 2016 Ducati Desmosedici GP, also known as the Desmo 16 GP, will be the factory-backed machine that Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone campaign in this year's MotoGP Championship. Like its name change, the Desmo 16 GP is an evolution over last year's model, the Desmosedici GP15. Subtle... 

With major changes to the technical regulations for MotoGP in 2016, it has taken some time for the FIM to produce a new and revised version of the rulebook. The first provisional version was made available today, the new rules bringing together all of the new rules agreed over the past few years... 

A Dead Fish Rots From The ECU Down? by staff Friday, March 01, 2013 Dorna claimed cost reduction as a reason behind introducing a spec ECU to MotoGP this season. The Magneti Marelli hardware is optional this season and mandatory in 2014, but factory teams can continue to use their own software...