http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2009/Jan/090129i.htm Dorna and several MotoGP team members met in Italy recently to try and devise a way to cut costs in MotoGP and improve the show to spectators. With Kawasaki pulling out of the series and rumors of Suzuki being next, Dorna will want to devise some sort of plan quickly. Ideas--for the 2010 season--bounced around thus far include: Making carbon-carbon brakes illegal and requiring MotoGP bikes to use steel brakes. This rule will save the teams as much as $250k per motorcycle but will remove the very trick composite brakes from the world stage. Limit testing during the season even more and extend the off-season test ban. Require each rider to use just a single motorcycle at each race. The norm is for riders to have two bikes in each pit during practice and qualifying. Moving to a single bike would cut costs dramatically, but would also limit a rider's time spent on track during a session due to mid-session changes and or a technical issue. Requiring MotoGP engines to last between 2-3 Grand Prixs. This would presumably require fairly serious de-tuning to insure the 200-horsepower engines live that long. Limiting each MotoGP entrant to nine engines for the season. With the world economy sagging more now than it has in the last sixty years, motorsports series with very high costs like MotoGP and F1 are in a fairly precarious position. they have no direct association with production motorcycles and are burdened with huge operational costs. That makes them very vulnerable to the budget-cutting axe of a corporate bean-counter.