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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December 02, 2011 10:07 AM

gotta look at stoners reasons before venting your hate at him , (not his fault he's too good for your hero)...stoner gets his kicks out of pushing bikes over there limits , each year the bikes get more power , if he was to go back 8 or 9 years of progress it would take away the fun , he don't get no fun just being there smiling and waving at cameras , he gets fun out of reaching new speeds.

MotoGimP - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 10:08 AM

It stands to reason that Rossi is in favour of CRT. First of all, that's the way MotoGP's going whether anyone likes it or not. Second, by the end of 2012 Rossi will have have ridden for all 3 remaining factories. I can't see a return to Honda or Yamaha, and you would think he wants to get away from Ducati as soon as possible. The only other option would be to lease a Honda for satellite Team Rossi Burgess. That would cost around 3 million Euros. Everybody on CRT's would be cheaper and more competitive! The only losers would really be Honda/Yamaha!


December 02, 2011 10:11 AM

Rossi is not stupid. He has seen various situations with sponsorship problems around him. The Japanese factories have huge problems selling sportbikes at the moment. They lost 50-60% turnover in Europe and America. The only place where there is growth is in the Asian light bikes market. While Ducati can take advantage of it's growth in Asia and the middle-east, they remain a small bike manufacturer and the loss of for example Marlboro as a sponsor would totally kill their ability to race in MotoGP as a factory. Ezepeleta's remarks about the direction of MotoGP doesn't help the factories either.

There is no money really and no marketing reason and even no real technical reason to keep building prototypes like they do now.

Ray Watson - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 10:22 AM

Unfortunately all you X-box and SonyPS fans still do not know what you are talking about. Real statistics tell the real story. This is over 6 years, which is a long time in Motorcycle racing.

I am going to throw the cat in with the pigeons here.
Since Stoner started racing in MotoGP, Rossi had a few years experience on him. Stoner ran a second level bike his first year.

In that time, both have 2 world championships.

Stoner has 1561 points, Rossi 1539.
Stoner has 34 1st places Rossi has 24

Check yourself on the results from

I rest my case who is not the GOAT !!!!!

Look further back - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 10:53 AM

"Does MotoGP still exists ? "

Ofcourse it does, you probably actually DID see some of the races but just didn't recognize anyone at the front!

PS, if you'd waited half a minute you might have seen the 46 bike!

pencil sqeezer - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 11:11 AM

Crt is the way the game is going. Rossi knows this and thinks that after next years hammering on the Ducati (times show the iminent mess they're still in) that the field will be level with the Crt bikes and he feels he may still have a chance.

Reality is that next year will be the Casey and Jorge show all over again.

Posters claiming that there's no racing without Rossi should just accept that he will not be up the front again. That means no racing for the Champagne. Rossi did more racing last year with other riders than I can remember, it was with Cal Crutchlow, Oyama and that Colin bloke though.

I hope the Crt does bring a level field as the cream will rise to the top as always. It just may not be plastered with No.46 on it.

CrApPy DaYs - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 12:06 PM

You know what saddens me???
A few months ago we all lost a riding legend #58 Super Sic and amazingly 99% of this sites peeps came together andwere civil with one another.
Shame things now have returned to "how they were"

Hypocritical and shameful!



December 02, 2011 12:16 PM

@Ray Watson "I rest my case who is not the GOAT"
GOAT- the clue is in the initials- greatest of ALL time, NOT just greatest of the 800cc era. Stoner has dominated for only a couple of years whereas Rossi has dominated whatever class he has raced since the early 1990s. A saturday night drunk could beat Mohammed Ali these days, but that wouldn't make him boxing's GOAT.

The smell of it - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 12:16 PM

@CrApPy DaYs, the real sad part about life is how yesterday gets forgotten. Remember 2004? There was an up and coming all hopes resting on Japanese rider who has been forgotten. Remember how all and sundry would wear his number on their leathers? One season later and it's all forgotten. Marco will be remembered every year they goto Misano. Thats the horrible thing about life where your mark after you leave lasts as long as the average racing season.
I like reading about peoples difference of opinion. Like you though, I dont like the attacks on posters or riders, their families, sexual orientation etc.

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