German Speedweek is accusing Marquez of hacking his ECU, giving him an unfair advantage.
Indications have now surfaced as to how the team of moto2 world champion could have manipulated the control unit of the spec electronics.
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But inspite of the title honors dark clouds have surfaced over his Catalunya Caixa team.
The team has been suspected for months to have manipulated the electronics on Marquez bike.
Now for the first time ,concrete indications have surfaced to how this could have been done.
Because the spec engines are supplied by honda and sealed, suspicion is directed towards the mapping of the electronic control unit of the spec ECU.
"Normally the engine runs thin during gear changes" explained a technician in australia.
" because the quickshifter cuts the ignition for fragments of a second , fuel supply is cut for a short time.
Because of this the Lambda figure drops,something that is unwanted in the power curve"
The trick of the spanish team seems to be that they install their own mapping on the control unit, which deletes itself by shutting off the bike.
Hence proving is difficult.
With the new mapping, the engine does not realize it's changing gear and the fuel injection is not cut out.
The marquez team is denying all accusations.
Gerold bucher works as data recording specialist at catalunyacaixa repsol und says:
"You won't find anything forbidden on our bike,everything is legal. Our rider does not brake as early as the others so he can get on the throttle earlier", explains bucher the often wondrous acceleration of the world champ.