MotoGP » Rossi: CRT necessary for the future of MotoGP

“It's clear that we must use less expensive bikes and if this is the only way I wouldn't have problems riding a CRT”

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Ego Man - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 10:15 PM

I haven't read any of the previous posts, but I feel it is my duty to rubbish the subject of the topic & say that some/most of the posters here have no idea what they're talking about!
Did you just call my pint a Poof???

LCTanner - "Funny thing is when stoner opens his mouth, noboddy listens."

Nakamoto - "In fact, this causes a huge amount of work for us, responding to every little thing he points out. But every time we do, the result is clear - he gets better times from the bike. It's all worth it - this is the kind of rider we like."

I think I'll take the word of the HRC vice president.


December 02, 2011 10:49 PM

Vale is clearly the GOAT. Casey has taken the easy street to success. Raced a mediocre rise through the ranks, more often the bridesmaid than not. Took a satellite RC as a premiere class entry ride as it was obviously the most successful bike at that time. Then took the 1st Factory bike that was offered & had the advantage of the B-Stones designed specifically for that bike. Took the title in a transition year (lucky there), and achieved less each year subsequently. Now is on the Bike to have once again. Vale took the opposite path, proving 4 times, he was the determining factor with a questionable Yamaha. Age catches all in the end though.


December 02, 2011 10:55 PM

If Casey leaves over the CRTs, he stands absolutely no chance of matching Vale & will only reinforce the "moaner" status he's been associated with. I hope he stays, more so to watch him fall to the likes of Marquez or Vinales in the near future. He needs to be humbled, as Rossi has been this past season.

jaykay - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 11:40 PM

I don't see the point in crt when you have wsbk sounds the same but we will see if crt is faster then wsbk

As some comments say cheaper eletrics like stanard ecu no carbon fibre only plastic or gfk this would help

Ecu for porsche cup car 09 is 5000 euro motogp must be about 10.000


December 03, 2011 12:14 AM

re: "Does MotoGP still exists ?"

not for long. with rossi's endorsement the writing's on the wall (as if it weren't already). too many redundancies between the series to be sustainable. for the common good, it'll have to merge with WSBK forming a "hybrid" world series. this, to offset the decade's long and continuing devaluation of motorbikes by the very people who consume them (ps: a market force that was in place well BEFORE any global recession). what form it'll all take is unknown. but if i were a betting man, i'd say WSTK will be axed in favor of moto2...? what was WSBK will be dumb'd down to a WSTK level and will go to a single race per weekend to make room for the tattered remnants of motogp (now a rehash of the old domestic "formula extreme" category). or maybe the new "world FX" class will get 2 races like WSBK...? either way, all 5 classes currently being aired will STILL be aired with perhaps a 6th being added due to the cost savings and renewed sponsorship


December 03, 2011 12:24 AM

CONT: opportunities. some added bonuses... honda will be put in their place, all marques will be present, WSBK will finally come out of the friggin' dark ages and be shown in HD, and michelin will return. each tire manufacturer will get a class to support and showcase their product with everybody mixing it up in the low budget world of moto3. in what i officially term as the "New World Order of World Championships", whatever the strongest classes are in terms of interest will be the only ones surving into this future. as a show of solidarity to the fans who's interest seems less about racing...? and more about fueling the flames of division, rossi will be seen having an espresso with biaggi and ezpelata and the flamminis will be seen routinely entering and exiting the track counting money in the back of the same rolls saloon.


December 03, 2011 12:28 AM

CONT: after a decade, if the fan/consumer numbers show we've learned a valuable lesson of how important it is for us to support the industry (one big IF)...? the 2 series can go their seperate ways splintering back into the forms from whence they came. as we mindlessly bicker within the ranks, something similiar to what i outline above awaits us in the not-too-distant future.

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