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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A 1

December 22, 2011 12:58 PM

Jack, it's all what floats yer boat. To me, competion is a game played by competitors on a level plane who understand the rules. Honest Jack, if it's the best in the world v's the other best in the world I don't care how many wheels or how fast.
The glitz, glory and just good old bullpoop is the attraction mode to help todays short attention span generation keep watching the show. The idea of following a sport is a tribal thing to some of needing to be part of the action or as in the case of most of todays people, part of the winner. I don't buy the t-shirts, DvD's or the posters. If I subject my children to a day out at Silversnooze, then they will probably want plastic bag full of stickers and a t-shirt too. They're still very young and I refuse to pay good money for a bad seat when I see more at home and don't get caught up in the trying to leave mess thats always waiting for you after the show.

A 1

December 22, 2011 1:47 PM

You see jack the bit I forgot to mention about the carpark race is that there is on level 5 a "blind sniper" booth. Anyone at the races can enter the booth after paying the fee and at their own choosing "squeeze" the tranquilizer gun trigger. Any racer caught by the dart will be "tripping" for 10 seconds. All trikes come with the Dastardly and Mutley 3 in 1 oil dropper. Each racer gets 5 drops.
Every lap a new obstacle is cunningly placed in the racing line on any floor.
The podium boys at race end jump into a flour pit and pull a coloured disc. This disc will depict a game of charades or karioke song. This ensures that the casual watcher or just plain old X-factor brainwashed spectator gets their fix of the action too!
I'm looking for backers for the 2014 championship to be held at a town near you. NCP have shown HUGE interest.

kirk66 - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 1:53 PM

I know the purist have an issue with CRT, but the purist had an issue with the 990s and the 800s, too. Evolution sometime means it's time to de-evolve. GP in it's current state is non-sustainable. The organizers, promoters and even the manufacturers know it. The funny thing in the argument against the CRT bikes no one is picking up is the fact that the CRT bikes are ALLOWED to use ANY prototype parts they develop for the internals of the motors. As long as that bore/stroke rules aren't breeched then everything is on the table.
I've said it more than once in these threads that these CRT bikes WILL have HP figures that equal the prototypes within 2 saeasons. I've aslo stated that the bikes will transistion into "Production-Prototypes" within the same timeline. The Factories will actually begin to support and then step aside from the lead roll because they will realize the cost savings. You will see (enter sponsor here) FTR/Honda, Suter/BMW, Bimota/Yamaha and so on. Ducati has the toughe

kirk66 - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 1:54 PM

Cont...... Ducati has the toughest job as they don't have a 1000 cc bike that complies currently, but I'd imagine that a 990 casting is sitting in the corner of the factory with some engineer wondering what he can do with it.
In the end the racing will be closer, more fun to watch and cheaper for the teams.

Reznick - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 1:59 PM

Funny how he never mentioned anything like this when he was with yamaha. Now that he doesnt have the best bike, he suddenly appears to want the gap between the different bikes to close up.
Posted by JamesK - Unregistered (20 hours ago)

Funny how you forget that when he went to Yamaha , he went from the best bike(Honda) ,to a bike that was crap.(Yahmaha). Rossi was asking for YEARS (yes, even while he was with Yamaha) for the bikes to be less complicated with less electronics You seem to remember things how you want , not how they really are. To say funds are low because of his salary is absurd.HIs WAGES aren't where his big money comes from. Its his sponsors and endorsement deals.Is it crazy how much these guys make? Yes..but they are putting their lives on the line

Ronny - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 2:19 PM

people watch racing for close hard hard racing. James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael produced some of the best racing i have every seen. Every event it was hard racing to the line which put you on your edge of your seat. These motox bikes are not mega expensive but the viewing is amazing.

Motogp used to be really good racing. Now the bikes have got more expensive and the racing is as interesting as watching go fishing, or horse racing. So anything other than the current motogp format would be better, so bring on the CRT!!

shamarone

December 22, 2011 4:32 PM

re: "I've said it more than once in these threads that these CRT bikes WILL have HP figures that equal the prototypes within 2 saeasons."

correct (the BMW already does), just as long as we all understand this has little bearing on lap times and winning races (again, see entry for BMW).

shamarone

December 22, 2011 4:38 PM

re: "The glitz, glory and just good old bullpoop is the attraction mode to help todays short attention span generation keep watching the show. The idea of following a sport is a tribal thing to some of needing to be part of the action or as in the case of most of todays people, part of the winner. I don't buy the t-shirts, DvD's or the posters."

this is a banner day, someone other than yours truly has put fingers to keyboard and defined the concept known as "star-effing". yes...!!! (fistpump)

motomoto - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 4:59 PM

yzrm10 - you are so wrong! The girls who stopped watching when VR broke his leg, pump comparatively little in the sport and only make Vale more wealthy by buying HIS gear. Close racing is what brings and keeps fans. Long time domination (especially on superior equipment read: Honda 990 days) is/was bad for the sport. Today, it's about the bike more than the rider and thats sh*t. VR's move to Yamaha was perfect because the YZ was always one of the least powerful bikes on the grid (no one else won in the beginning but many won on Honda's). GP was/is slowly dying for the last few years (regardless of Rossi) because "we" race fans are tired of 3-rider, 1st-lap check-outs and no passing. Watch 2 laps and you know who won. Carmelo is a failure and needs to be sacked!! And Rossi's salary is way out of line.

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