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Official: Speed Master to MotoGP with Anthony West.

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Jabba - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 12:37 PM

My understanding is that CRT bike is a SBK Motor that can be modified to the max, then placed in a racing frame, which will no doubt be a lot better than the standard road going frame. I would assume brakes, suspension, wheels etc are as you wish.

Assen 2011

WSBK - 17/4 Pole - Carlos Checa - 1'35.292s
MotoGP-24/6 Pole - Sic - 1'34.78s

Carlos's time would have put him 6th on the grid, behind Dov and ahead of Cal.

take into account that it would have slightly warmer in June.

A well sorted R1 motor in a good frame good, with a good rider on board could well embarrass a few Factory riders and teams.

chris - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 10:43 PM

Plenty of racing at the back next year me thinks, and plenty of traffic for Stoner and crew to fight there way pass. Going to be a 2 bike series next year.

Percentage

November 18, 2011 2:29 AM

Speedmaster originally used FTR in Moto2, all be it modified with Aprilia GP 'bits'.

Now with Aprilia testing a WSBK spec RSV4 in Valencia with MotoGP Bridgestones ......

This could be the Aprilia superteam.

Percentage

November 18, 2011 2:43 AM

"My understanding is that CRT bike is a SBK Motor that can be modified to the max, then placed in a racing frame, which will no doubt be a lot better than the standard road going frame. I would assume brakes, suspension, wheels etc are as you wish."
@Jabba.

1.Tyres, 2.Engine Limit, 3.Capacity, 4.Fuel
The super stiff Bridgestones are obviously a problem.
MotoGP is limited to just 6, count 'em 6 engines. The RC212v were running out to 2000kms. Ducati WSBK were running engines to 200kms. Big difference.
MotoGP is 800cc, not 1000cc, and not 1200cc.
Making an 800cc racing engine run for 120km on 21L is an economy run.

Also, face facts, show room bikes are closer to race bikes than they have ever been.

Motojunky..

November 22, 2011 10:42 AM

To all the Ant West knockers. Just ponder this?
In 2007 he won 2 Supersport races in World Superbike, finished 19th on 25 points in the 250cc World Championship and finished 15th on 59 points in Moto GP. Not bad aye. A feat that will probably never happen again. Just like a World Superbike champion winning a Moto GP race in the same year.
Good luck Westy, and hope they pay you well to ride a sub standard bike.

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