MotoGP Racing Getting Too Fast?


Kurt Trieb, the KTM engine designer responsible for the V4 MotoGP engine believes the MotoGP bikes are too fast. ‘Riders are doing more than 350km/h on the straight at Mugello; it’s getting very, very fast.

Perhaps there will be some rule changes in a couple of years; maybe an air restriction. I’m not happy about this! I would rather go for a lower-capacity engine’

If I was asked what engine we should use for MotoGP, I’d have said prototype 600cc normally-aspirated engine with very limited electronics. I think that would be very attractive.

Maybe next time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy to do this KTM RC16 engine. But my general impression is that MotoGP is too powerful now.

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