Death of MotoGP as We Know It?

Discussion in 'General' started by FastByKids, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. FastByKids

    FastByKids Tire Warmers What?

  2. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Look up research done by Porsche, among others, on synthetic fuels.

    They probably won't ever make enough of it for the average guy to put in his Camry at a reasonable price, but for limited use like MotoGP or F1, it might be possible. And that might be the key to continuing racing on internal combustion engines without angering too many people.
     
  3. CR750

    CR750 Well-Known Member

    Instead of a methional monster we will have an ethanol monster.
     
  4. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Kinda cool actually.

    The challenge will be to have the fuel in time to develop the engines.

    Some companies will be more successful than others if the burn characteristic is wildly different than fossil.
     
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  5. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    It can't be food sourced. Ethanol is out.
     
  6. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Wood alcohol? A race team can successfully run on alcohol. Anthony Gobert already proved it.
     
  7. ton

    ton Arf!

    it's attainable right now. there are plenty of non-fossil derived ICE fuels. it's the death of exactly nothing.

    the fun is seeing where the manufacturers take it with 5 years to develop their own.

    as for ethanol, there are any number of non-food derived biomass sources, including cellulose as mentioned by Nigel.
     
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  8. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe baby spinach

    Oh boy im so excited.

    /Sarcasm
     
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  9. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Just read (I didn't know, had to look it up) that wood alcohol is actually methanol.
     
  10. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    Really saving the environment with this move.
     
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  11. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    To be known as Moto GE...

    I'm not interested now because the names I knew and followed are gone after this year. Do what you want. I am no longer the audience.
     
  12. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    A closet Uccio?

    Who knew.....
     
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  13. ton

    ton Arf!

    apparently it's too hard to pay attention to more than one rider over the course of 20+ years :crackup:
     
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  14. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Not really but all the names I knew when I sort of payed attention are gone. I barely watched racing when I was racing.
     
  15. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe baby spinach

    Switch to methanol but dont give me this saving the world shit.

    OWN it by saying "making our bikes MORE HARDCORE with 20% more POWER!!!"

    "The World of Outlaws has nothing on MotoGP"

    I can dream right? To me its like the HOA harpy bitch got her claws into Dorna.
     
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  16. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Yeah, but it wasn't packing enough energy. He had to use additives.
     
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  17. ton

    ton Arf!

    yes, historically. and the common name "wood alcohol" refers to methanol, even though it's not made from wood anymore.

    though now, cellulose from wood, grass, whatever... can be converted to ethanol.
     
  18. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Soylent fuel!
     
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  19. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Taking up butterfly collecting?
     
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  20. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    And Stamps ..
     

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