MotoGP » Pedrosa: I wouldn't be happy to ride CRT

Dani Pedrosa voices his opinions on the CRT changes coming to MotoGP.

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plan4 - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 6:04 AM

The move to CRT is bigger than any one rider. There may be a return to large grids of pure prototypes, but not in this economic climate. Pedrosa and Stoner can moan about it all they like, but it's not like they have better options!

It would be another matter if the racing in MotoGP wasn't so damn boring as it stands. As it is, I welcome any change that might make the racing better.

"Also he and JB have taken the Ducati, the most succesfull bike of the 800cc era, and made its worse!"

The Ducati isn't the most successful bike of the era by any measure. Yamaha holds that distinction with more wins, constructor championships and rider titles.

8=> - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 6:07 AM

I think most, if not all, of the factory riders aren't too keen on the CRT bikes but it doesn't look like there is much they can do about it. I'm not too keen either being that I enjoy the engineering side of the bikes. I guess I'll just have take what's crammed down my throat and hope it turns out good. I still feel it's going to be missing that certain something that makes Motogp bikes extra special.

Mr Bojangles - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 6:30 AM

blah blah blah. Of course the midgets are going to be pissed. they need absolutely every advantage they can get beyond their already redic weight advantage.

on a serious note, Kim Jong-il had a great stature to be an epic rider. I wonder if NK has any sweet hidden race tracks?


December 22, 2011 7:15 AM

@iStab... You were not looking at the Ducati last year.


While all the others..including Suzuki moved on the Ducati relatively speaking stayed still. In 2008 the Ducati still out did the Suzuki on the straights. That was not the case in 2011.


December 22, 2011 7:25 AM

At this point in time we have 3 riders.... Stoner Pedrosa and Lorenzo... who are not willing to provide a spectakle for the viewers. They dont want close racing. They want to dissappear off into the distance if they have a faster race pace collect their money and go home.

Who benifits from runaway wins? Do we get a cut of the money earnt by the winning riders? NONE and NO. What we want to get is the spectakle...thats our enjoyment. Not another free practice. This is why CRT has entered. To provide a spectakle. At first I was against CRT but now I is the only option that Honda and Repsol is going to allow.

mike hunt - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 7:29 AM

He isn't going to win that much on the factory 1000cc Honda either, as he's too fragile.
In addition how humiliated much be be that Stoner can come in and win the championship at his first attempt. Something Pedrosa couldn't do over 5 years on a bike Honda designed for him.
If it weren't for Repsol sponsoring the team Pedrosa would have lost his place.
He should have gone and Honda kept Dovizioso...


December 22, 2011 7:43 AM

"At this point in time we have 3 riders.... Stoner Pedrosa and Lorenzo... who are not willing to provide a spectakle for the viewers. They dont want close racing."

Why do you put Lorenzo in there? He's said several times he likes to battle and how he misses his races against Valentino even though he never won any of their one on one races!
And in case you're thinking about motegi I can understand him being pissed because of his situation with the championship (though he should have thought about that before passing vale).

Besides, Lorenzo has said that the CRTs are necessary and if they all had to ride them he wouldn't have a problem with it.


December 22, 2011 8:03 AM

Aussie V8s...125cc...moto2...American Kart racing
Just to name a few. Why has there been competitive racing worth watching in the past in these categories?

Answer... Technoligy was and still is tightly controlled to ensure the spectakle remains for the supporters watching on the box. In the case of Indy racing there was a sole engine supplyer...Honda. And in 2011 there were about 7 winners.

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