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FTR to build BQR's 2012 MotoGP bike - FTR also planning a Moto3 entry.

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blah blah - Unregistered

June 22, 2011 4:51 PM

The team will be using a sleeved down ZX10 (2004) thus effectively increasing the stroke to bore ratio deriving an engine that provides a greater degree of torque for the rider. Additionally the engine will be mounted 'in line' with the frame in order to reduce the frontal area of the in-line 4 configuration, hence, gaining back the potential power loss from running lower cubic capacity. From my paddock knowledge and engineering background I am confident that they will be a serious title contender in their maiden year.

Westminister - Unregistered

June 22, 2011 6:02 PM

From my paddock knowledge and engineering background I am confident that they will be a serious title contender in their maiden year.
Posted by blah blah - Unregistered (59 minutes ago)

It wont matter if they don't have a pilot, with the calibre of talent equivalent to that of the top six pilots in Moto1 (ie. Spies, Dovi, Simo, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Stoner & Rossi). Not to mention Hayden, and Edwards if he decides to stick around.

One of the arguements in WSBK, is that the Aprilia is virtually a Motogp bike in disguise, and the ZX-10 is not fairing very well in that series against it, and the BMW's, nor the Ducati...

It would seem to me that, the RSV-4 and the BMW would be better choices than the ZX-10. Though I would suspect the reason it is not doing better than the Hondas, Yamaha, and Suzuki in WSBK, has more to do with the talent on board than the bike itself...


RawDawg

June 23, 2011 3:25 AM

"From my paddock knowledge and engineering background I am confident that they will be a serious title contender in their maiden year."

*falls out of chair*

Serious title contender in their maiden year?

Rookie team, with rookie rider Simon Corsi, with a first year bike is going to be a title contender against Stoner, Pedrosa, Jorge, Rossi, Marco, Ben, etc against the might of the manufactures?

I'm no expert but I do know a bit of GP history and know a bit about the current riders so I don't feel too comfortable with your paddock knowledge. The odds are stacked against them being a "serious title contender" - and that's any year not just the maiden year. Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to see and a amazing story but I'm not betting on it.

Bruisa - Unregistered

June 23, 2011 5:38 AM

When i first read this article i thought great this will be something that wont refer to Rossi and maybe ensue into a bullshite debate about whos better.

I was wrong post no.2

SD500

June 23, 2011 6:55 AM

as they mentioned moto3, new free builder engine rules.
What would it take for Ducati to bring back the supermono concept...?
that would likely be competitive on day 1. It was against much bigger engines during its brief but rather illustrious life.

Go DUCATI...

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