MotoGP » Valentino Rossi predicts low-tech MotoGP future

“We are going to have to ride bikes with less performance, which cost less and [are] maybe more fun” – Valentino Rossi.

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Fred - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 7:35 PM

"Of course we would like to race with our bikes as they are now: Super technology and super performance. But there are less funds around to buy them, so it's not a choice - we're kind of obliged..."

Doesn't sound like someone campaigning for lower cost bikes to me. Besides, As far as we know this is his last season

Reality - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 7:49 PM

It's a low tech motogp future. What they plan to do is have the whole field using the low tech developed Ducatis that have been tweaked by Rossi and Burgess.
This has been Rossi's master plan the whole time, and we thought he just wasn't up to the standard of the two real aliens.

Westminister - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 8:48 PM

Looks like Rossi had his performance review with Ducati for this season.

Rossi is talking about his immediate future if he serves up the same results in 2012 as 2011 season.

No contract renewal by Ducati, with Honda and Yamaha not returning his calls.

CRT Rossi!

sourire - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 10:05 PM

il a raison sur l avenir du motogp il est intelligent ceux qui critiquent pourquoi ils ecoutent ou lisent l article ils sont toujours a le critiquer mais lui au moins a donner son envol au moto gp pour l instant les autres de ce point de vue ne sont pas son niveau ne serait ce que pour cela il merite tout notre respect mais pas ses detracteurs de la part de quelqu un qui supporte lorenzo mais n aime pas l injustice


December 21, 2011 10:16 PM

re: "But there are less funds around to buy them"

YAHTZEEE...!!! trace the "wiring diagram" here and you'll see this "circuit" begins and ends with the "consumer". that's you, me, we, us.


December 21, 2011 10:26 PM

re: "If we want more bikes on the grids and a good show we are going to have to ride bikes with less performance"

OR, we could just treat motogp no different than our favorite charity... dig deep... and come off the dime...?

nobody at this point should say they don't know what to do, or haven't been given the solution. there it is.


December 21, 2011 10:57 PM

re: "Rossi agreed, but believes the CRT concept is here to stay."

i agree, but not motogp... nor VR46... nor CS27. just spitballing, but i think casey will find making additional babies with adriana WAAAY more appealing than trying to override some wobbling CRT (been there done that). secondly, simo's passing now places your retirement squarely in the crosshairs. it's okay nobody's expecting you to cop to it. once you and casey leave, motogp files chapter 7. it's over johnny...!!! that is unless dorna's parent company openly admits their secret plans to merge.


December 21, 2011 10:59 PM

I have read the article and what Rossi was reported as saying. Rossi says that money is hard to find and CRT will be cheaper. Rossi says that CRT bikes will get faster. Rossi says he will not forget his pal, Sic. Rossi says he doesn't know what he will do after MotoGP. That is the same as most of the people directly involved in the sport are saying. Then I read the comments here. So why do some posters on here think he's saying something with a hidden agenda? If Rossi says he likes cappuccino there are numpties on here who will look for a flaw in his statement, and when they can't find one they will either invent one or say that Stoner likes cappuccinos more.

bjr - Unregistered

December 21, 2011 11:00 PM

Carmelo says MotoGP must go to CRT, Rossi comes out saying that CRT is the future for MotoGP.

Anyone else work in a company with guys like this? Makes me sick, but they are the guys that tend to get ahead.

The reality is that Carmelo needs more bikes on the grid and the manufacturers are just not providing them. The bikes have to come from somewhere and they have to be reasonably competitive and the only way you can get a cheap "racebike" is to buy a roadbike and hop it up.

Why manufactures have never offered cheap road racebikes like they do motorcross bikes is beyond me? A TZ250 was 3-4 times the price of a 250 Motocrosser, WHY???? Limited productions runs excuse is total BS.

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