VP MotoGP new MA spec fuel

Discussion in 'General' started by lonewrench, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. lonewrench

    lonewrench Mr.Charles

    Just got an email stating VP Fuels will be the new spec MotoAmerica fuel, specifically VP MotoGp. 12.00 per gallon and sold in 15 gallon kegs only. It will be available in about 2 weeks.
     
  2. D-Zum

    D-Zum One seriously boring guy

    And hopefully the change doesn't mess up any engine development the teams have already done prepping for 2019.

    I for one, am happy to see the split off from the other spec fuel. Just because that brand has such a dominant market share in American racing due to their long standing
    association with CRAPcar.
     
  3. TX Joose

    TX Joose Well-Known Member

    I hope they're not "only" available in 15 gallon drums.
     
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  4. lonewrench

    lonewrench Mr.Charles

    It’s a spec fuel in the sense that it’s an FIM standard. It will be very close to any of the FIM spec fuel, Sunoco, Panta,Elf,Agip all blend an FIM spec.
    In regard to the 15 gallon kegs that’s all that will be for sale at MA events, dealers might get smaller pails.
     
  5. dmj_88

    dmj_88 Member

    Lower octane but slightly oxygenated. I’m curious what difference it will have on power/torque curves.
     
  6. track wagon

    track wagon MCAS MIRAMAR

    So better than U4.4? Because this shit cost more!! VP has it for sale in 5 gallon drums on thier website.
     
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  7. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    Gas comes in drums ... Beer comes in kegs .. milk comes in pails .. :D
     
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  8. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    It's available in 5 gal pales for $100 retail. I believe they are offering it to MA teams for the $12 a gal pricing if they buy the bigger drums.
     
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  9. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    Very doubtful. U4.4 is leaded, has a higher oxygen content and higher octane. On paper, the MGP looks similar to Apex. The Apex gave us some challenges with high compression combined with the dual plug SV heads which are notoriously prone to detonation. We'll see how the MGP does.
     
  10. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I am not fast enough to use race fuel but VP does seem the choice for club racers too. Most of the poeple club racing are either using u4.4 or Mr12 though.
     
  11. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    I'm probably a outsider but I preferred the 15 gallon drums. I can't remember a weekend when I ever used a single 5 gallon pail.
     
  12. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    50. Go big or go home.

    :)
     
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  13. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Dude, that is damn near a perfect setup for a mean metalhead joke but I'm not taking the bait. Nope, kinder, gentler Dave K in 2019 and shit. :D
     
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  14. turner38

    turner38 Well-Known Member

    I would be suprised if this is anything more than a lateral move...
    Yeah, the Dyno guy’s love the MR12 and 4.4 crap but this is pretty much Apex from a different source. Maybe it will atleast smell like race fuel when it is burning...
     
  15. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    Those are Dave Gray numbers right there. I can't hang with that budget LOL :D
     
  16. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    Horsepuckey... You tried that nicer, gentler, DaveK stuff before and look where it got ya. I ain't payin' for some watered down version. I want the full monkey!
     
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  17. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    "Spec racing" with MR12 or U4.4 costs, is slightly counter-intuitive. LOL.
     
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  18. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    Only with the junk stuff. Can't have the good stuff sitting around that long. :D
     
  19. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Are there MotoGP teams using this fuel?
     
  20. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    I learned that lesson the hard way. :(
     

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