MotoGP » de Puniet encouraged by Aspar ‘adventure’

The Frenchman will be joined by Aleix Espargaro for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship season.

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Nate - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 10:30 AM

I think the Aprilia package will be the most competitive and with Randy's experience and pace and Aspars strength we mite see a few good results! No top 6's of course

Scaliwag - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 1:21 PM

Ah if only Suzuki had of lasted one more season, with the times de Puniet was posting after only one session it could of been a very positive season, now he'll be making sure the safety car doesn't break down.

Moses - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 1:42 PM

Bridgestone: why you comment here something about Rossi in a De Puniet,s article reffer? you boring or what? and Scaliwag yes, if Suzuki stay with 800cc machine and a magic trio, Bautista, Hopper and De Puniet! would be awesome...Ok, Hopper stay good at WSBK with Yoshimura Crescent Suzuki, Bautista stay in a good place after all, but if LCR prefer Bradl to De Puniet, they just put a gun in his head, or maybe is Zpeleta who put a gun in his head to addmit a non-attitude non winner rider like Bradl, De Puniet deserve a official and a GOOD bike, because he do awesome with not good bikes for 5 years...soo good with Kawasaki, and a pair INCREDIBLE of three years with LCR Honda, while we still see bad riders on MotoGP bikes...

Who Cares - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 2:09 PM

@Mart: as far as I understand, the very rigid MotoGP Bridgestones have overwhelmed the standard Aprilia frame's capacities, generating a huge chattering which made the RSV4 almost unrideable. As we all know, RdP is able to put this kind of problem aside and still clock fast times, but that's why they say they know in which direction they must work as to the prototype frame the CRT rules require. If one rider is able to embarass the unobtainium-filled MotoGP with a CRT bike, it has to be the hard charging Frenchman, especially if Aprilia is officially supporting the development.

bri t

December 01, 2011 3:32 PM

You know it would be nice for the regular disagree posse to actually say why they disagree once a while. What Who Cares says is interesting but I don't know the reality of the situation. Obviously someone thinks they do and have disagreed...but there is no back-up with any kind reasoning.

Happens too often here.


December 01, 2011 4:40 PM

"Reading a dutch magazine, rossi said i will leave ducati if we can't be competative in 2012!!

but he never should have go there!!!"

What does this comment about rossi have to do with this article? I am puzzled by all this fanboyism. Go to the rossi articles and post that there next time, thank you.

kirk66 - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 5:51 PM

Tell me why I'm wrong: My take
CRT IS the future. It will anger the Factories and they will threaten to pull out of the series just like the past with GP and with WSBK but they will return. Why? Think about this- If you can get Frame builders and Suspension experts together to build a competitive chassis then the ONLY responsibility the Factory would have is building motors. Simply, if you take a bunch of "production-based" blocks and then start slapping prototype heads and internals in them (since it's obvious that they will use "control" CPUs by 2014) then the cost to develop is greatly reduced. In the easiest terms, Factories are responsible for horsepower and reliability. The teams are responsible for everything else.
Putting a Kawi ZX10 based motor in a Suter chassis is no different than putting a Benz motor in a McLaren chassis. Benz still gives support and R&D. You see the logos on the car. Same will ring true with CRT. Bimota, MV, Suter, FTR and a host of other companies can en

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