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December 13, 2011 6:20 PM

re: "I guess crossroads in Europe means toilet in NA. Rossi is on his way out, possibly winning one more title. Stoner, Lorenzo are not as popular or media friendly. The most media friendly youngster sadly lost his life this season. The scrutiny has increased, the party appears to be over and the manufacturers have packed up their toys and have headed home. Couple that with WSC continuing its winning ways and more interesting competition and no wonder MGP sucks. And yes the CRT is second tier, unless they start winning they are just backmarkers."

i hereby declare the award for "most sorted comment" (up to page 3 at least) goes to pukka.

Mick - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 7:03 PM

People have short memories or simply were not watching pre Rossi years.
The ROC and Harris bikes were pretty much where the CRT bikes will be, the engines Yamaha provided were no where near the leasing bikes, only occaisionally were they troubled by the odd bike, Macenzies WCM-ROC or Catalano's ROC. It was basically a 2 tier championship then. Yamaha even threatend to withdraw support as some were copying parts instead of buying from them.
Then came the NSRV which only the factory bike and the odd performance by Barros's factory supported Gresini bike. We also had a whole stock of no-hope riders on these bikes as well, people like Scmassman and our own Peter Graves, although a nice guy should not of been there. So we had regular lapping. So wishing back the 500's, be careful what you wish for.


December 13, 2011 7:11 PM

I know I sound like a broken record on this, but please go back to formulas based largely on displacement. Let something between 500 and 750cc be the limit for naturally aspirated engines of whatever reciprocating engine technology a competitor wants to use. Allow a turbocharged engine under a displacement equivalence factor. None of this is rocket science, and many can play at this game. Yes, go ahead and make a one tyre rule if you want. No, don't limit fuel consumption - at least not at first. No, don't limit weight - it just isn't that costly in the overall scheme to make lightweight stuff. Factories can go along or not, just like everyone else. Let innovation rule.

Mick - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 7:15 PM

People also need to read history, CRT basis is really how it all started, so its nothing new.
GP is all about development and innovation which is what CRT will bring, only instead of the factories clever privateer teams can develope and sell their ideas, like F1, even if its something with potential rather than outright winner. Currently Satellite teams can do nothing with their bikes, they lease them race them and are contractuly bound to do what the factories say which even happened in the 500 days. CRT they can do what they want, if they find a setting that gains 0.5 seconds a lap they then dont have to pass it on to the factory team. OK the factory can claim the engine but not the chassis, but that will be extremely embarrasing.

Mick - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 7:31 PM

Anything that Dorna/Irta/MSMA decide will always be slagged off in Britain against its beloved WSB, until Dorna decides that the world champion must be a Brit. Its strange that even with half the factory bikes been ridden by Brits we still cannot get a regular podium finisher, cant even beat washed up GP stars. WSB regs will have to be dumbed down one day they are too close with no restrictions so they have no use or no resemblence to road bikes. Its basically become a Motogp failure (rider and manufacturer) and european championship. MY OPINION
Roll on CRT

dunlop3 - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 7:36 PM

Theres only two words to describe moto gp pure ****e ,i say scrap it and get back to where it all started pure road racing that will sort the men from the boys aswell as being exciting long live the roads


December 13, 2011 8:13 PM

All these wish lists are very well but would the proponents be prepared to pay 2-300 quid to watch at the track and 62.50 a month to get a satellite tv sub, like F1 fans will have to in 2012?


It costs 4m a year to lease a top bike. Thats 8m gone before you have a rider. That sort of money isnt around.
Despite the nay-sayers, Moto2 has provided the best racing and yet costs a fraction of MGP and once the CRTs are sorted (after some rule twiddling), we could be back to exciting racing. If that makes for bigger audiences, the missing teams will be back in a flash.
And if Mr Stoner doesnt like it then he should build/develop and ride his own chassis/engine. Simples

Nealio - Unregistered

December 13, 2011 8:45 PM

The most important thing is for Dorna to control the tech rules and stabilize them. The manufacturers are largely to blame for the state of MotoGP today.
It may be an interesting experiment to eliminate Factory teams in MotoGP. Let them become engine suppliers following the example of F1 or sell bikes to teams, not leases which would result in a pukka factory system. As for next year we can enjoy two contests in each GP, the few factory teams battling it out and the CRT teams racing to be the best of the independent engine and chassis builders. It should be brilliant!

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