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An Aspar team Q&A with top CRT MotoGP class rider Aleix Espargaro

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July 25, 2013 2:47 PM

Better electronics and more horsepower and he could be running near or at the front I do believe that.

But the rules make it extremely hard for manufacturers to do that and is exactly why Aprilia and Suzuki haven't re-entered the championship in a factory capacity yet. How can private teams compete against manufacturers without space level technology.
Four engines per season what is this the small family car best value reliability road test. With engine limits something that should be cheap (horsepower) isn't, actually it's very expensive now.
Electronics the parameters are as wide as they are vast dynamic setting where the bike knows were it is on track need to be eliminated along with the amount of technical staff per rider per weekend and then we will see a full competitive grid between riders and manufacturers.


July 25, 2013 5:46 PM


Technology?? that was never the probleme with European manufacters, normaly are allways European manufacters that pull ahead with the use of electronics, the probleme is that they normaly never developt better for race use then japoneses, Honda and Yamaha have been the manufacters that know how to use t better on the better ways and that improve riders confidente and then they go faster.. i still remember in 2003 when the Aprilia put the Rs3 racing at Motogp i think it was the bike with more technology available on use, most of the tech that have on the corrente Aprilia rsv4 was allready been using in 2003 and was one of the failures of the bike the tech was so ahed of its time that give a lot of failures was to much tech without the real experience.. Aprilia is doing well at Wsbk and with this CRT rules they have a good way of not put there oficial name and improve there Tech, mayby when they fell confidente they will enter has one oficial Team.. we Will see how Dorna will


July 26, 2013 12:32 AM

Balance I think you've missed the point having a 5 or 4 engine limit per season is why horsepower is so hard to acheive.
The example of the rs3 cube and the sbk spec rsv4 you give are not subject to the same engine restrictions that are present in GP right now. To make 4 or 5 or even 12 engines last 18 race weekends requires NASA grade exotic materials in which to produce components in an engine that can take the stresses that 240+hp puts on an engine for multiple race weekend and is why Yamaha contemplates sitting out some practice sessions.
However your Aprilia examples you gave were able to produce that power with materials that aren't so hard to come by due to them not needing to last so long.
The rules are prohibitive to the smaller manufacturers that still have proprietary tech and limited budgets Ducati is slowly and surely sinking and the rules also forced Kawasaki and Suzuki out of the championship the GFC and Japanese tsunami just sped up the decision to pull out.


July 26, 2013 9:37 PM

Imagine, if they got rid of the electronics they wouldnt have to spend so much money and guys like Aleix would be closer to the front,

... but we wouldnt want to do that now would we, oh no.


July 27, 2013 6:43 PM

This bike is an abuse of the rules Aprilia entering a factory bike using crt rules taking advantage of the tyres, fuel limits and the amount of engines they can use last year Biaggi used 2 engines a weekend on basically the same bike.

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