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2014 MotoGP Rule Changes Will Save the Series from Ruin

MotoGP's proposed rule changes for 2014 have laid the groundwork to fix the most glaring deficiency of the sport—uncompetitive, boring races. Nothing is official yet, but getting to this point was not easy and at one point looked implausible.The two sides of the issue are represented by Dorna—MotoGP's parent company—and the MSMA, or Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association—a consortium of the motorcycle manufacturers competing in MotoGP, charged with looking after their own interests in the sport.Dorna, led by Carmelo Ezpeleta, wanted to accomplish two things with the rule changes. Ezpeleta's first and foremost desire was to make the races more competitive. During the 2012 season there were never any more than four...

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