MotoGP » Aspar signs riders for CRT MotoGP project


de Puniet joins Aspar after a season with Pramac Ducati, while Espargaro returns to MotoGP after spending his year in the Moto2 class.

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mike hunt - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 11:04 AM

I suspect that if you put RdP or Edwards on a current CRT bike they would (and no disrespect intended) pedal it round faster than Ivan Silva or Yonny Hernandez.

They each have more experience of the tyres and how a motorcycle should behave on Brodgestones enabling to push harder.

Having said that the CRT bike are at the begining of their development and once the electonics, chassis and suspension are optimized the machines will be closer to the 'factory' prototypes.

Mokka - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 11:16 AM

Wow thats some prediction mike! Considering 1. It's already happened 2. Rdp & CE are current gp risers and the other two are 3rd rate. Any lottery numbers for me :D

Rdp probably the best available rider out there. Hopefully he can drag the Ape CRT up to battle the Dukes.

Great news again for CRT!

Wolfy35

November 26, 2011 11:23 AM

Before people write off the chances of the Aprilia CRT bike consider something.

The Aprilia RSV4 started its development life as a 1000cc MotoGP prototype. It was only modified to become a road bike when DORNA changed the rules to 800s.
All Aprilia have to do to take it to a CRT MotoGP bike is put a prototype chassis and their own factory race kit on the engine then its a case of modifying setup to suit the Bridgestone tyres.

mi2tom

November 26, 2011 11:41 AM

@wolfy35

"The Aprilia RSV4 started its development life as a 1000cc MotoGP prototype. It was only modified to become a road bike when DORNA changed the rules to 800s."

Where in the world did you hear that? If so, they can't enter their RSV4 into motogp since during that time CRT rules is not applied yet.

Bobby Bobson - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 11:42 AM

Means nothing.

Originally intended as and designed as a 5 year old MotoGP bike.

Yeah cheers for that.......

And who is writing it off????

I wish they'd scrap the factory bikes now, very excited about CRT.

Mokka - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 12:04 PM

Wouldn't get too excited. I think Moto2 & 3 will remain the most exciting next season.

MotoGP will get interesting when they are ALL on CRT. We are in transition people - but the future looks good!

If only they'd put a minimum weight on Moto2. I guess they will when Marquez leaves the class......

chete44 - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 12:37 PM

Great News! I coudnt believe RdP hadnt signed yet for any1. IMO this guy is a real deal who never had an official ride to show his real class, a bargain for any team ,that will make look Best any lesser ride you give him, as hes shown at LCR. Very clever move for Aspar.

Moot - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 12:47 PM

Now here's a suggestion for you.
Ducati makes an updated version of their Desmosedici V4 roadbike (which was the closest thing to a MotoGP bike, much closer than the RSV4), supplies the engine to a CRT team, and bingo, MotoGP presence without the cost.

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