MotoGP » ‘Betrayed’ Gresini expands to all three classes

"I still love the world of motorcycling, but in some ways I feel betrayed” - Fausto Gresini.

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December 05, 2011 10:27 AM

Gresini is not the only one who has been betrayed...

Untill the standard ECU is introduced we will have another least... of betrayal. By whom? Honda...Dorna...and Repsol. Too big to fail.

CRT is not the is an EXCUSE to allow Honda to provide BORING RACING for another year at least. Because all we had in 2011 was another free practice on Sunday afternoon.

And if we got a Honest answer from Ago he would agree. Ago knows all about what it is like when one manufacturer COMPLETELY dominates the scene. Good for Ago and his one eyed supporters but BORING for the rest.

Ronny - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 11:02 AM

Motogp = Very Boring in its current form.

2012 results:

* Honda = one lap ahead of CRT.
* Yamaha = half a lap ahead of CRT.
* Ducati = half a lap ahead of CRT.

You gotta give it to moto2 its the only thing keeping the motogp name going at the minute!!

matt - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 11:43 AM

The way I see it Gresini are acutally now in all FOUR classes, Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP and CRT

I do believe that the CRT's will get close to the 2nd string MotoGP bike, they just need some time. The Bridgestone tyres seem to need a very different chassis to work.

The 4 or so seconds they are off will initally be eaten up pretty quickly, especially in race trim. it is the last 0.5-1 second that will take the time to get, if ever.

foz 101

December 05, 2011 11:49 AM

Whilst they are lucky to have national-level backing, Gresini and Aspar are doing their utmost to keep privateer entries across all classes in difficult financial times. I think they (and the many other regular private teams) should be commended for this.

Also, it's a bit tight (although understandable in a way) of Honda not to give Bautista a factory bike when Simoncelli was going to get one. Although a new class means there won't be too much difference, just giving him a rev-limited bike is a bit sh1tty.

yuppie - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 11:59 AM

Doesnt matter what the bikes are, put them all on identical bikes and the same riders will still be at the front, motogpis suposed to be about technology and building the best bike, itslike turning F1 into a stock car race.They should of left it as 2 strokes because the price of 4 strokes is going to kill it,no matter what stupid rules they make up. Climate change is a load of political crap,breing back the 2 strokes.


December 05, 2011 12:02 PM

Err Honda win just once in the 800 era and now everyone complains about the step back up to 1000, something everyone was clammering for, because Honda (and more to the point Casey riding a Honda) may (note MAY) win the championship next year, ... FFS I really don't get so called fans of GP racing.. at least give the bloody 2012 championship half a season to get some perspective on what may or may not happen!

(deja vue is setting in as this was the exact same sh1t as happened before Moto2 because of the one make (read Honda) engine rule.. and we all know just how badly that turned out /sarcasm)

Sweeble - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 1:03 PM

It's a real shame that Bautista isn't getting full factory Honda support. I rate him as highly as I rated Simoncelli and given a decent bike this guy can be a front runner - a potential alien.


December 05, 2011 2:12 PM

To all the people who continue to complain about CRT and that it's not the answer and they want full "prototype" bike please answer this - where are these bikes gonna come from??? You can't exactly pluck a RC213V off of Ebay or MCN classifieds.

The manufacturers aren't selling their bikes and cutting back on the bikes that they are leasing. And no, you can't make them sell or lease more bikes unless you want them to turn their back on the sport completely. And pricing limits aren't the answer because it doesn't mean they have to make more bikes available at all.

Complain about CRT's all you want but unless there is an alternative to putting more bikes on the grid without the help of manufacturers they are here to stay.

DickieZ4 - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 2:57 PM

Not often I agree with Rawdog but he is 100% right on this one.
Take the pnematic valves out of the equation and jst how different is a MotoGP 4 stroke engine to that which will power a CRT bike. They will run exactly the same Suspension and Brakes the frames will be prototypes so come you keyboard warriors just tell me exactly how different the bike will be.
Roll on 2012 and beyone MotoGP is returning to it's roots.

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