Is MotoGP on the road to rehabilitation?

Is MotoGP on the road to rehabilitation?

Can new-size engines and a controversial low-cost, second-string class help return MotoGP to its former glory days, or is it just a short-term measure to boost grid sizes? Sam Tremayne investigates

Can an added 30bhp, or 200cc of displacement, rejuvenate MotoGP? And does the Claiming Rule Team concept represent the true future of motorcycling's top class, or will it prove an uncomfortable fit with the factory and satellite prototypes?

The series is about to find out as the opening round of 2012 approaches.

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