MotoGP » Six new MotoGP 2012 entries announced

The decision was taken to focus on existing grand prix teams when considering who to include on next year's MotoGP grid.

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Terminator - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 6:38 PM

Getting more riders on the grid is better than the 15-rider farces we are having this year when riders are injured. In that case, every rider can get points if he finishes the race.....

Terminator - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 6:39 PM

Getting more riders on the grid is better than the 15-rider farces we are having this year when riders are injured. In that case, every rider can get points if he finishes the race.....

Liam - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 6:48 PM

@fan i was just bringing it into consideration as leasing engines to teams has worked in the past. I just don't want to see these teams fail, it will be good to see them do well.

ferret .

June 15, 2011 6:57 PM

come on you lot.
Give the entries a chance, the sport needs the grid to be bumped up at least.
Lets all see how things pan out, then you lot can start slating the teams.
The new teams will need a big enough budget to compete and have good sponsors, other wise they be wasting their time. So please give them chance first to prove them selves


June 15, 2011 7:00 PM

I think it's funny when people make statements that basically say anyone not up front shouldn't be racing. There will always be someone in the back. You could clone 20 Rossi's and put them on equal bikes and still one of them would be last.

Brian - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:19 PM

Getting more bikes on the grid is a much needed improvement to the class. Hopefully it'll lead to more cream rising to the top and get rid of those riders who hog factory rides and never make the most of them.

srshaw - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:21 PM

Motogp needs more teams. And to say if they are not front runners then theres not much point of a bike being there is just stupid.

If that was the case, then do we need more than 5 bikes on the grid? since its always the same 5 or so bikes at the sharp end. Some of the better racing this season has been midfield, and I for one think watching one of the 'aliens' driving off the front doesnt make for exciting racing.


June 15, 2011 7:23 PM

Pam, please stop making sense - they don't like that here!

As I said the other day, even if these guys can't be competitive it should add to the show for the folks in the stands to see battles throughout the field instead of long drawn out breaks between the riders. There has been more than a few complaints on here from paying customers about the lack of bikes and the time gaps from seeing 1 rider to the next.

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:31 PM

@Pam: Exactly! You beat me to it!
of course the chances of any of them winning a race are very small, but so are Suzuki's and Pramac's. It will be fun watching the CRT teams trying to improve their bikes. I bet there will be some cunning engineering on those machines. They will be trying to beat their fellow CRT competitors and the fastest of them the slowest satellite teams. I for sure can't wait!
But I do agree the factory's should sell or lease them real MotoGP engines. On the other hand why not balance things out by applying different rules? There will be a point at which the factories rather sell/lease them engines because the advantage they have with production based engines will be too big.
If I was at Suzuki and would face an opponent that could race me with a modified GSX-R1000 engine because they can carry more fuel etc. then why not sell them GSV-R engines and recoup some of your investement? Obviousely they would then be a regular MotoGP team with limited fuel...

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