MotoGP Engines After 14 Rounds
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After fourteen rounds of the 2014 MotoGP season, the current engine lists show some interesting info about how the teams are handling the engine limits. As you probably know, factory teams (Honda and Yamaha only) are limited to five engines for the season. With four races to go in 2014, Marquez, Pedrosa and Lorenzo are sill using only the first four engines, with none withdrawn from allocation and their fifth engines not yet in service.
Rossi has used all five engines, but all five are still active.
Bradl had one engine withdrawn from allocation at Assen, but still has four active.
Bautista lost one engine at Mugello and another at the Sachsenring, so he soldiers on with three engines still active.
The satellite Yamaha riders Espargaro and Smith both are on four engines with their fifth engines still unused.
Ducati is allowed 12 engines instead of five and their rider use is as follows.
Dovizioso has had five engines withdrawn, has four engines currently in use, with three unopened.
Crutchlow has had four engines withdrawn, has three in use, and five unopened.
Hernandez has six engines in use and six unopened, having withdrawn none so far.
Iannone has had seven engines withdrawn, has four in use and one unopened.
Open teams also receive 12 engines this season. The Production Honda teams are having a different experience from their factory supported counterparts.
Hayden, even having missed four races, has had seven engines withdrawn. With two engines in service, he has three unopened.
Aoyama has lost eight so far, has two in service and two unopened.
Redding has withdrawn seven, has three in service and two unopened.
Abraham has withdrawn six, has three in use and three unopened.
Aleix Espargaro’s Forward Yamaha allocation shows four engines withdrawn, five opened, with three more waiting to be used.
His teammate, currently De Angelis, who inherited Colin Edwards’ allotment, shows five withdrawn, four in service and three unopened.
The remaining riders’ allocations are as follows:
Barbera: five withdrawn, two in use, five unopened.
Di Meglio: five withdrawn, three in use, four unopened.
Laverty: seven withdrawn, three in use, two unopened.
Parkes: seven withdrawn, three in use, two unopened.
Petrucci: five withdrawn, three in use, four unopened.
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