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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markyb69 - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 1:08 PM

This may mean however, that there are 6 less riders/teams in Moto2? I'd rather see them all at the front of moto2 battling away than at the back of motogp - moto2 is a great championship in its own right, i hope these teams commit to that as well as motogp.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 1:54 PM

Re the comments on Norton - I note that Pierre Terblanche left Norton a couple of weeks ago. He apparently wasn't involved with their MotoGP project. It would be interesting if anyone has any news.

Personally I would much prefer that Norton went racing in Moto3 - it would be a lot cheaper to run a 250 single than a MotoGP bike.

Westminister - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 4:26 PM

People pulled out the pitchforks and torches for SImoncelli & Rossi for bringing down their icons of racing, can't wait to hear the vitriol for the day they get taken down by an unknown pilot who's being lapped... But hey, there's more bikes on the grid...

I could care less how many bikes are on the grid in Moto1. If you can't produce a challenge for the title, or even the manufacturers or team title, then whats the point..? From a sponsorship point of view, why would they even waste the money. As a fan of sport, why would you settle for the farce...

If Bradl wins moto2, and BMW want to field a proper effort, then that is what I want to see in Moto1. Sure it will take some time to get up to speed, but the potential is there, as was with Ducati back in 2003. Three years later they are competitive, the following year produced the title. Motogp deserves more of that, not more of Cardion AB.

wadcutter - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 5:04 PM

This is fun, I'm making allsorts of engine/chassis/tuner teams up.
My favourite so far is Mugen/Moriwaki/fireblade....before you start I know they mainly tune cars!!


June 16, 2011 10:21 PM

I just hope Aprilia and BMW do use CRT as a back way in and stick it to Honda and Yamaha, well aside from Ben. I like more bikes, but if they could run at the front by some miricle I would be over the moon with excitment!

desmoquak - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:47 PM

Give these teams a chance!!! No one has seen any of them perform yet, not to mention who will be riding them? It can't be any worse than the Funeral processions we watch week in and week out? :o

AvTech37 - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 7:52 AM

Absolutely spot on. Be under no illusion, MotoGP (and despite what everyone says, WSBK also) is on pretty shakey ground - or soon will be. They have to come up with a solution regarding numbers and the provision of good, close racing. Maybe this formula will do it, we will have to wait and see but it's no use bleating on about "we need more works hondas, yamahas", etc, 'cause it aint going to happen!

Mick - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 2:55 PM

So true WSB is on shakier ground year on year.

How come nobody goes on about no point in Privateers entering WSB? OK Ten Kate are semi private (Jonny Rea I am sure receives limited HRC support) burt Pedricini.
Year on year this guy returns as he did in 500's, never gets anywhere, why? because that is racing.
Marc Van Der Stratten is a succesful business man, he does not stand much chance of winning in his car racing either but he knows what he is doing and loves racing. Does anybody really think that Bartholemew has convinced him he will be beating factory bikes in the first year. Its called building a team, CRT will be an entry level for which to build on to construct your own bike or in time become a factory supported team with a chance of winning.
The biggest problem for CRT teams to build on is finding riders even if the bike was a rocket to ride them. No one except maybe Rea in WSB is capable of reaching the grade.

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