from Racer X
The two-stroke rule—what do you think of that? Honda doesn’t sell a two-stroke anymore, so you don’t have the option to build one. What do you think of the CMRC doing that?
Personally, I’m not a big fan of it, regardless of Honda having a two-stroke or not. There’s a lot of speculation about it when guys aren’t racing on the same bikes in the same class. It does make it tough because we don’t really know what we’re necessarily up against. I don’t know if I necessarily like the changes that they made this past year with the stock rule. I think it’s pretty easy to cheat on one of those engines. To be honest with you, I wasn’t totally satisfied with the way they did the random teardowns, and I definitely let them know that throughout the season. I feel that they definitely weren’t thorough enough with it, and it could easily make guys get away with making modifications anyway, which makes it pointless to have the rule.