DELLORTO: The evolution of the electronic control unit in Moto3™

Do POWER 1: a concentrate of pure technology, developed in the DELL’ORTO Research & Development centre.

After 10 years of success, the Moto3 ECU has been completely redesigned. 

The technical update arises from a difficulty to get a restock of some electrical components that our engineers have been able to turn into an opportunity for renewal. Thanks to the redesign with state-of-the-art components, the new control unit is lighter (-10%) and more compact (-20%) than the previous unit.

Do Power 1” stands out for its high processing capacity, essential for the development of control strategies which today include engine brake management, launch control, traction control, anti-jerk and quick-shifter. Data acquisition has been further developed with the possibility of acquiring additional analog inputs and the 6-axis inertial platform. The ECU is supplied with a complete software suite for manufacturers and teams, which includes SW for engine calibration, map correction, data analysis and chassis management. 

Paolo Colombo – R&D Lab. Manager of Dell’Orto S.p.A. – explains “we have decided to keep the same high quality manufacture that distinguishes us, such as the aluminum case and the 55 gold-plated pins of the autosport connector. The control unit keeps all the current functions, in compliance with the technical freezing regime. Nevertheless, the solutions used are suitable to support further developments. For example, we have the possibility to implement the ride-by-wire, should it be requested. In this way we have all the credentials to support this exciting class in the years to come, ensuring the necessary stability and continuity over time, without precluding new important developments such as, for example, the introduction of sustainable fuels. This is DELLORTO philosophy about sustainable development”.

Andrea Dell’Orto – Vice President of Dell’Orto S.p.A.: “DELLORTO has been the sole supplier of the electronic control unit for the light class of the world championship since 2012 (when the moto3TM project started) and is a MotoGPTM long-time partner. We started with the carburetor and the re-search of the perfect carburation…we have seen so many Champions gets their hands dirty with our carburetors! Today we are on track with the electronics (and more). Innovation is a constant written in our DNA made of passion and competence, which has made us an internationally established, cutting-edge company. “