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MotoGP, Dall'Igna’s suggestion: “we use the shapeshifter as a DRS for overtaking.”

"It would only be used in particular cases, on the straight, perhaps a limited number of times per race. A new regulation based on fuel consumption would cost a lot because the engines would have to be redone"

MotoGP: Dall'Igna’s suggestion: “we use the shapeshifter as a DRS for overtaking.”

There is not only the problem of a rider market completely out of sync in MotoGP, but also that of new regulations, or rather a revision of the current rules to help Honda and Yamaha, which is slow in arriving.

The only certain thing is that the displacement will be reduced from 1000 cc to 850 cc, to reduce power and speed. Still no news, however, regarding aerodynamics and various devices, while there is talk of a decrease in the number of tyres available (only for Ducati?) for the currently most competitive teams.

“The funny thing, if I can say so - recalls Gigi Dall'Igna smiling - is that they are all trying to limit us, while on the contrary we have never asked for a regulation change. We have always read and applied the regulations, ending up being penalized even when we interpreted them correctly."

The obvious reference is to the front lowering device, banned this year even though it was evidently legal. A device that Gigi has tried to save even with a, let's say, particular use.

“I had suggested using it a bit like the DRS, only in particular cases, on the straight, perhaps a limited number of times per race,” reiterated Dall'Igna, insisting on something he already said in the recent past.

Used in this way, the front lowering device would obviously have facilitated overtaking on the straight even on motorbikes, like the Yamaha, whose strong point is not exactly its horsepower. But Gigi was not listened to.

We ask him: have you read Luca Boscoscuro's proposals? Why a limit on displacement and not, instead, on fuel consumption? The answer didn’t take long to arrive.

“Of course, it can be done but it would lead to a significant increase in costs because to limit consumption the engines would have to be very lean, and it is not easy to do so without avoiding problems. In the end we would have to study engines made specifically to work in those conditions and they would cost more than the current ones."

 

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