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Bongers: "BMW didn't influence the 2027 MotoGP regulations"

"As outsiders, we wouldn't even have the right to vote. Generally, we don't have the expertise needed on the category to take action regarding technical issues. Are the new rules necessary? Speeds should be limited."

MotoGP: Bongers:

As they're defining what the MotoGP Championship will be starting in 2027 from a technical aspect, rumors about possible new additions in terms of participating brands haven't stopped. According to these rumors, the engines are expected to be 850 cm³, aerodynamics are expected to undergo major restraints, and shape shifters are expected to disappear.

Some wonder how much the constructors interested in entering are weighing in on the direction to be taken. One of these, namely BMW, has been quick to deny its had any influence.

Speaking to, Racing Manager Marc Bongers firmly denied it. "No, and it wouldn't be feasible either. In the past, some constructors have had a say, but then they backed out. The bylaws of the MSMA provide that outsiders can participate in meetings, but without voting rights."

Active in the SBK, where they currently have Toprak Razgatlioglu as their top rider, the Germans could take advantage of this moment of radical change in the regulations to take sides even if, for now, they're roaming in the dark. "We don't have knowledge of the technological aspects, so we could only express ourselves as far as marketing is concerned," he stated, pointing out that any bans on strategems aimed at achieving greater performance wouldn't represent an obstacle to their entry.

On the other hand, regarding the reasons why, in his opinion, it would be essential to revise the rules affecting the premier class of motorcycle racing, as much as the Superbikes, he finally argued, "Many tracks aren't designed for the speeds that are now being reached by the motorcycles, and I'm referring mainly to those in corners. The bikes need to be made slower by reducing the displacement and eliminating height devices."





Translated by Leila Myftija

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