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bjr - Unregistered

December 14, 2011 3:16 AM

I think it goes to show just how high Yamaha and Honda have set the bar, when Ducati with all their millions spent can't provide a competitive package.

Souping up a road bike engine, and wedging it into a custom frame probably worked 30-40 years ago, but factory machines are such refined things that there's not much room left in the sport for dumb luck to produce a championship winning bike.

There's no reason why CRT can't be applied to prototype racing, however it will force the manufacturers to remove proprietary technology from machines they intend to race. How bad the manufacture wants to win depends on how much information it's prepared to lose when the bike is handed over.

Develop what you want for practice/qualifying but have the race machine/support equipment and 2 year support for spares subject to a claiming rule....

shamarone

December 14, 2011 3:46 AM

re: "cant everything be sourced elsewhere? Wheels, frame, shocks, tc system."

i suppose, but you have to ask yourself, what am in this for...? to win and spray champagne...? or to backmark and park in the chicanes...? choices made today beget tommorrow's reality.

Mike McInerney

December 14, 2011 4:21 AM

Posted by shamarone (0 minute ago)


Dead right! All the pretending CRT Teams as a whole and accessing all the other CRT Teams' bits and pieces will not produce a MotoGP bike that will get anywhere near a Factory Bike!

Mike

shamarone

December 14, 2011 4:27 AM

re: "There's no reason why CRT can't be applied to prototype racing, however it will force the manufacturers to remove proprietary technology from machines they intend to race. How bad the manufacture wants to win depends on how much information it's prepared to lose when the bike is handed over."

ya know what, regarding the "mechanics" of CRT. i bet moto1 teams run their whole gestation without so much as ANYbody claiming ANYbody else's ANYthing. the sage words of aristotle apply equally to grandprix, "the whole (of a sorted racing motorbike) is greater than the sum of any one part"... or in this case... a production engine claimable for 20 grand.

Grumpy Ol Man - Unregistered

December 14, 2011 5:51 AM

You want to even up motoGP....simple.....have bridgestone build tyres that start to go off mid race....then you would see who's got the balls to turn down the electronic aids and get on with it.

Sasha

December 14, 2011 8:13 AM

I think that even with 500cc the costs would go out of control. Injection would have come to twostroke too and would have enabled traction control, launch control, and stuff like that. There would also be the same evolution in gps controlled engine mapping and suspension control.
It is not necessarily the move to twostrokes, but more technical development speeding up in general.
So even with 500cc's you would have to come up with some kind of CRT cost limiting rule. And also in 500cc you had those stupid lease-schemes for underpowered two step back bikes.

Let's try CRT and see what happens. Can't get any worse.

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