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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some1 - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 5:12 PM

I can understand the painful watching the top CRT were slower than Moto2. But the important point is privateer teams now returning to the championship and compete in MotoGP with a fraction of the factory cost and learn to survive till the end of the season.

They're still new to this format, a lot of adjustment need to be done to be efficient like the other competitive team in the premier class. Yet, to think CRT will the only format to replace current MotoGP team layout is way over their head. Lets the privateer team get settle in first then talk about the overall format that works for all participants.

aaa - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 7:18 PM

And RdP on a RSV4 hybrid was a second quicker than Colin... lapping in 1.41.5 which was 1.5 quicker than moto2 so there is progress with the right riders on board.

Give em some time..

RJM - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 9:04 PM

Over at motomatters Edwards is quoted as advising that the bike is at "65%, with the rest being mostly electronics" and his father says he's still only 70% fit.

i think the CRT bikes are making good progress. This is still early days after all.

Paddles - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 9:38 PM

The CRT concept was never intended to create bikes that would be on a par with the factory team bikes, it was always intended to allow teams a cost effective formula to be on a par with customer spec factory supplied bikes (at less than half the cost). Comparing CRT lap times to Casey's lap times is a crock, comparing Colin's times on this machine to his times on the Tech3 machine is a much more realistic yardstick. The sooner we get our heads around this fact the better, CRT is all about freedom of availability of parts and technology, not about multinational corporations owning a championship.

norville2 - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 10:37 PM

De Puniet on the Aprilia clocked a time today of 1'41.5...how much slower than a motogp bike is that...i am not sure but that will get the other times worrying...

Jose - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 10:52 PM

@ lean two I agree that the only rule should br 2 wheels. But no doubt electronics allow the bikes to reduce lap times, and surely that is the aim.

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