MotoGP » Aspar part with Ducati, lose rider to Pramac?


Aspar, originally rumoured to be aiming to run two Ducatis in MotoGP next season, now looks set to join the ranks of the new Claiming Rule Teams on the 2012 grid. Aspar's 125 title leader Nico Terol set to join Moto2.

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ebaums - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 12:01 PM

They can say it's economical crisis result or something but it's quite smart move. Ducati now is always a step backward so making a possibly strong 2 CRT machines and still keep some $ is definitely what should be done also in Pramac or Cardion AB as Factory Ducs need to be redesigned. Even to run leased Suzuki 800cc will be better choice than pay for any Ducati.

gene18 - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 12:24 PM

Very smart move by Aspar. Why keep an uncompetitive Ducati when he can run 2 CRT bikes for half the money.

Jeez he could hollow out Ausrossi's Vespa and stuff a Fireblade engine in it and be more competitive than the current Duke developed by Rossi.

ooj - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 2:16 PM

hector too good for a CRT? he better pray Colin doesn't kick his ass on a CRT next year. some of these motogp backmarkers are lapping slower than superbikes at some tracks, so to say they are too good for a CRT is a bit of a stretch...

yzfstu - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 4:26 PM

@ ooj
Absolutely spot on with that comment to say they are to good for CRT bikes. Check out the following, the six tracks where Motogp and WSBK share, look at Hector's qualifying time compared to WSBK lap record.

Assen 1:36.590 WSBK 1:34.944 *
Brno 1:58.273 WSBK 1:58.018 *
Silverstone 2:05.164 WSBK 2:04.041 *
Misano 1:34.592 WSBK 1:35.001
Aragon 1:49.796 WSBK 1:57.634
Philip Island(2010) 1:33.390 WSBK 1:30.882 *
Pedrosa 8th 1:30.871 at PI don't think he would of beat that.
It has to be said that some of the CRT bikes with the right pilot could/will out qualify some of the motogp bikes, Hector barbera being one of them. Tail enders look out!!

King Kenny - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 7:53 PM

You can't compare MotoGP and WSBK laptimes because the track temperature and weather is different in every race. That said, Barbera is at best mediocre, and I say this despite of being Spanish myself.

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