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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,,i,, - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 9:45 PM


can you read all comments before quoting any comment?

this is not Rossi vs Stoner article.

other are putting their informative inputs.

if you know nothing please don't comment at all. it's nonsense.

Marc - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 9:46 PM

At least the Rossi coming last had a chance of coming first...Not fooling anyone.
I think by that you mean that if the grid consisted of 20 Rossi clones,then any one of them would have an equal chance of winning right?
But a grid extended to accomodate new teams would still only have 4-5 riders who would be in with a shout at winning?
Correct me if i am wrong.

wjam - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 10:07 PM

@ westminster

I was involved in racing for 15 years... In the setup of the bikes (125 & 250 2 strokes) And i have no illusions about how badly I'd fair although I suspect not much worse than you.

May i just point out that it's you who is claiming it's easy and you seem to spend a lot of time jockeying on the keyboard yourself. A lot more than i do that's for sure.

motomark - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 10:43 PM

I don't really care if there are more entries.... If there were only ten bikes on the grid and the top five were dicing it out for a race win I would be happy. I just hope the change to 1,000cc will make the action up front more exciting...

Mick - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 11:57 PM

Its funny either people have short memories or didnt watch in the 90's.
Yamaha released their engines for use in ROC and Harris frames, none of these bikes had much chance of winning, only one ever got on the podium MacKenzie after a high attrition in the race. None of these guys knew they had much chance of winning, like the RS triples and the NSRV's after. Its all a part of building like WCM did and eventually ended up with factory bikes, they know the odd's but it does not put them off. To them getting a point is the whole world. Without the fourprivateer bikes in WSB there would be the same amount, it never put them off.
22 to 24 is about ok if your going to increase, don't go back to the 90's where there was 30 odd taking start money so smaller piece of the pie and less quality teams. You need riders to ride these bikes and in the 90's half of them could not.
Finally the factories in the MSMA are doing all they can, can't ask for more and the FIM need a contingency.

jim - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 12:04 AM

does anyone know the latest on the Norton application for motogp, it has been a while since the story was posted on crashnet but nothing new since then,


June 16, 2011 12:05 AM

I'm happy to sit on the fence and see how it pans out. The reason being, is I was one of the many that thought Moto 2 was going to be a joke. Although this senerio is different to that, it's still an attempt to make our sport better. Let's face it, how good would it be if they fine tune the format and these new teams get the opportunity to run at the front. Same sort of thing has been done in WSBK for years by letting the Duati's race with more capacity. That has produced fantastic racing over the decades. Give it a chance. I agree with a lot of posters that if The governing body was serious they should get rid of all the "rider aids". Racing outcomes should not be dictated by how good your computer program engineer is at his job. Traction control is the biggest let down. Wheelies and rear end drive used to be controlled by the riders ability to have throttle control.



June 16, 2011 1:24 AM


From motomatters today:

FTR is also working on Norton's MotoGP project. The Norton project is rumored to be stalled over internal company issues, which may explain why the new manufacturer entries have yet to be announced.

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