Radio – The radio communication already exists. In Formula 1. However, this time the debate has opened up in the world of two wheels. The crazy ride ‘flag to flag’ of Sachsenring again brings to light a very important problem. Whether or not it is advisable for the MotoGP riders have a direct link with the team on the pit wall.
Marc Marquez won the 2016 GP of Germany. The Spaniard and his team showed a really brilliant strategy. Therefore, it is normal that Marquez is not favorable to the use of Radio in MotoGP. “I say no. I do not see myself talking to my mechanics while I’m driving. These are not the cars. Also, if you draw a good plan before the race starts, you can tackle any situation. I learned from what happened in Australia 2013 (when he was disqualified from the race going a lap later than they should) and now we have many meetings ahead of the race.” said the Repsol Honda Rider.
Valentino Rossi was one of the biggest losers in Germany. Italian rider did not change bikes when his team told him. The Italian said that radio would be a big plus. “The use of radio in MotoGP would greatly facilitate our work. In fact, we would have very important information. Suggestions that come directly from the team while we’re driving. Maybe even at Assen, if I hadn’t been told what was going on behind me, I could avoid that nasty error. The system would be very important to me, I remember we tried a decade ago, but nothing has been done.” said Rossi.
Radio communication can be useful in Germany
Valentino Rossi gave not great importance to the delay with which he followed the signs from his box, summoning him to change tires, while the asphalt of the Sachsenring was drying. “The problem is that I went flat after returning to the cross. In those conditions it might have been better to fit slicks, but now… I was very slow, it was difficult to send in temperature the tires. I was having trouble staying on track.” said Valentino.
“I returned with Dovizioso and Crutchlow. They had assembled the slick and on the first lap I took 10 seconds. When I got the call from the box I didn’t feel to fit slicks. I’m on the bike and I deciding. It might have been better to take off with the soft, however, when the track dries the rubber rain destroys itself. Shame, because with the track completely dry or wetted could fight for victory.” concluded the Italian champion.