MotoGP » Nine CRT entries 'approved' for MotoGP 2012

“A list of MotoGP class entries for 2012 was considered by the Commission. The list contained nine entries plus one reserve entry using CRT machinery of various types. Participation of all CRT entries was approved..."

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Peter the Less - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 2:06 PM

From the outside it will appear to be a full & exciting grid. Inside reality there will be 2 or even 3 different classes for each GP. Even though this is the pinnacle of the sport, overall, I still think WSBK is much more exciting to view (the last couple of years)than MotoGp.

JC Racing - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 2:51 PM

It won't be much different from the ROC and Harris framed Yamahas from the 500 days. We may see three different levels of performance at first, factory/satellite/CRT, but by mid-season the CRT bikes should be mixing it up with the sattelite ones, which will be kicking themselves for all the money they will be spending.

sbk all the way - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 4:02 PM

motogp stopped being exciting to watch years ago. world supers, even bsb is far more competitive and has actual racing rather than a procession. id rather watch bsb superstock 600 than a motogp race these days


December 16, 2011 4:07 PM

re: "It was agreed that riders who did not qualify for the race based on their time in the qualifying practice can qualify if they achieve a time at least equal to 107% of the fastest rider in the warm up."

which in application means is a way for guys like casey, lorenzo, and their factories to ensure all 9 of the wobbling CRT bikes never take the start to begin with. and with that were back to being closer to 12.


December 16, 2011 7:36 PM

@ shamarone
Actually, I saw that as the exact opposite. I could be wrong but now while all the guys are testing race rubber in the warm up, that one or few riders could slip on a softie (I did not mean Q tyre) and make that 107% in the warm up. I think they gave them (CRT)more ways to make the race because before, that rule was for free practice only and they extended it to warm up now which is after qualifying. They need them all to start or CRT will be a failure i.e. full grid line up for "any given sunday" or saturday at


December 16, 2011 11:44 PM

BSB anyday, have to agree that at the moment BSB to MGP is like BTCC to F1 on the action front.
I really hope that CRT is the answer to the premier class' 4-stroke induced problems, I really do.

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