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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some1 - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 2:07 AM

One thing for sure, those engine will pull less than 10kg than it usually does. Increase rev and 24 liters fuel to burn, there still room for improvement that doesn't involve exotic materials. And still another area that could offer advantage if they manage to tune down the engine braking for a higher corner speed. It's not all that bad after all...


June 16, 2011 4:07 AM

Good points from a lot of poster's on this topic.

If a R1 or RSV4 motor is used in a CRT bike, the bore can be increased from the standard 79mm to 81mm and de-stroked to keep it under 1000cc.

You'd probably get another 1000rpm with this and another 15HP, this would bring a CRT bike up to 230 to 250 HP ...but would that be enough?

Another thing to think about is the valve train, 15,500 RPM on an R1 or RSV4 would be at the absolute upper limit for valve springs in those size engines.

I can see the CRT bikes perhaps being competitive at slower tracks like the Sachsenring, but places like Silverstone and Phillip Island, I think they will be doing well not to get lapped.

The last word goes to Jeremy Burgess. When asked about the CRT bikes by Darrell Beatty in an interview a couple of weeks ago, he laughed and said "who would want to go racing for 15th place?"

I hope he's wrong


June 16, 2011 4:11 AM

I won't be surprised if these bikes are not only slower than the Prototype motogp bikes but slower than a super bike. I wonder how long these new teams and sponsors will stick around for after being smashed at every race meeting?

bjr - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 4:19 AM

Maybe race direction or Dorna could consider showing groups of riders who are within about 2 laps from being lapped (easy enough to calculate real time), a "ride through" flag.

I'd hate to see a strong battle up the front get stuffed up by some gaggle of backmarkers fighting over the last point.

If you lose 20 seconds during a "ride through", then when the lead rider gets within 10-15 seconds you get shown the flag. When you return from the pit the lead rider/riders are well past and it's blue flags as usual for all the rest coming through....

some1 - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 4:42 AM

For sake of increasing the race excitement in MotoGP, CRT bike should be allow to purchase tyres from any manufacture who come exhibit their tyres on the race event. So, CRT has a freedom to choose features offer by these tyres suppliers instead of the price tags. ANd these tyre suppliers should be given a pass to exhibit and deliver their tyre to any motogp event of their choosing. So we may see a tyre brand that we never heard of from a local tyre manufacture.

Off course there should be a minimum spec of the tyre that allowed to offer to the CRT such as to support 150kg bike weight, lasting for 130km and/or could stand min 370kph speed.

whoknows - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 5:10 AM

It could turn out to be a good stepping stone from other classes,at the moment the jump from moto2 to moto gp is too big, maybe itll be like F1 where most start in a team with no chance and get a chance to prove themselves,weeds out the talent from the pretenders.who knows,give it a chance, remember since gp's started besides the front few factory bikes most guys have really just made up the numbers. In 500 days the top 5 were a chance and every race 10 got lapped.

Mick - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 7:50 AM

For the guy who posted about Alex Hofmanns comments,
he said he had sighned a confidentiality clause so had to stop tweeting, but then carried on.
He should be a lot slower on a SBK than a GP bike, thats the way it is supposed to work. OR was he on a bike with a CRT engine in it and Aprilia's way of cheating into the CRT rule? hence the confidentiality clause!

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