MotoGP » Edwards samples Forward Suter-BMW

Experienced rider Colin Edwards gets to grips with the Suter-BMW he will ride in 2012 under the NGM Forward Racing banner with a test at Jerez.

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dangleberry - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 1:02 PM

Studs - It's quite well known that MGP will move to a full CRT set up in the near future.

Yes prototype racing is the pinacle of the sport but only while the factories can afford to sustain it and we've already lost two (Suzuki & Kawasaki).

Besides,only the engine which will be based on production bikes, the chasis will still be fully prototype and arguably this is the key focus for factories anyway seeing as all of their production sportsbikes already have too much power to be used on the road.


November 24, 2011 1:19 PM

dangleberry, I'm not saying MotoGP mustn't change... indeed it must to survive. I see CRT as a shoe-in for the slight dumbing down of the unbridled prototype concept, but right now it's too dumbed down. I therefore fundamentally disagree with you and say CRT rules must come towards MotoGP in the (crucial) coming few seasons. Also, the factories should be working behind the scenes to ensure the CRTs are allowed to come up and the factory bikes allowed to come down to meet them. The "distinctly" two tiered approach at present is untenable and as for 2013, well, a full grid of CRT bikes based on the current CRT rules will be a catastrophe from an engineering point of view and the soul of the sport will be destroyed IMHO.

the greatnumberseven - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 1:22 PM

There simply has to be a better way to get more bikes on the grid that this two tier nonesense. When we've reached a situation where some of the world's top bike manufacturers can't afford to compete then something has gone badly wrong. Let's get back to bike racing and ditch the computer gaming gizmos.

Fred - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 3:37 PM

These guys are gonna be a moving chicane.
Giving Colin the benefit of the doubt, he's probably not 100 percent fit, different engine characteristics etc, but still, there isn't 4 or 5 seconds room for improvement here.

lean two

November 24, 2011 4:42 PM

sure the CRT's will advance in all areas and get faster but so will the other bikes - ie for ever second the CTR's gain so will the motogp factory bikes as well moto2, thereby still beating them...
At the end of the day (race) all CRT bikes/riders will be laped.

If Dorna wants to use the CRT's to make more compitive racing like moto2, they need to start a new series now with just the CRT's alone, an call it moto4 - yes' maybe thats what they'll by 2015 lol.

Personaly I think they should abolish ALL rules in motogp, let the factory's build whatever they want, run whatever eletronics they want, and burn as much fuel and tires as want, after all its racing!

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