MotoGP » Petrucci, Ioda set for Aprilia CRT in MotoGP

Danilo Petrucci, Ioda and Aprilia to form an all-Italian CRT MotoGP project?

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Tmax12 - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 8:38 AM

Surely an Aprilia engine plus an Aprilia frame equals an Aprilia motorcycle. Hardly the spirit of CRT that is supposed to encourage small frame builders rather than line factory race departments pockets. Aprilia/Derbi killed off 125 and 250GP classes with their sky high lease prices for the best kit.

why? - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 9:32 AM

petrucci is quite a talanted rider but from a stock bike to motogp is just crazy the last to try is canepa and he failed this guy whould be better of on a good ssp bike ore a midfeild wsbk bike. why dident they just put corsi on the bike ore atleast pasini they arr atleast proper expirienced italians in the gp,s

over the moon - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 10:14 AM


The idea of the CRT concept is to make racing cheaper. Why are you crying foul against Aprilia? What's the point of all these teams paying different chassis suppliers to build and develop something that is already there?

Under the rules the frame will have to be different from the SBK. How different is any ally twin-spar frame deign from the next in any case?

The CRT bikes will not be leased but owned by the they can run them again next year with little extra hardware cost, or sell them on to invest in a new chassis if they so wish.


January 04, 2012 10:41 AM

re: "Why are you crying foul against Aprilia? What's the point of all these teams paying different chassis suppliers to build and develop something that is already there?"

i think he's pointing out the lil' too much in the way of factory involvement. if aprilia's given a pass...? it sets a precedent or "loophole" before CRT's even gotten off the ground. a loophole that could see big money HRC/Repsol and the other factory/sponsor combos stepping thru.


January 04, 2012 11:27 AM


Time to get into the time machine and enter 2013.

Still it will be amusing to see the top motoGP riders passing the slow teams or better still being held up. Just imagine Stoner being held up by Petrucci after ten or so laps? Nuclear melt down there. lol

As far as laugh value goes its going to be 10 out of 10 this year. Should be many hasty rule changes too.

How many people are hopeing that Rossi wont interfere with the top runners again? Not many.

over the moon - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 11:53 AM

To be honest, Shamarone..

I think MotoGP has had far too much in the way of factory involvement up to this point through the MSMA, who made the rules in the competition they always won.

They had their chance to make the sport better but chose to turn it into a rolling R&D electronics exercise, under the red herring of safety and spurious trickle-down benefits, excluding competition along the way.

On the whole, 800 has been antiseptic.
I wish Carmello good luck with CRT and in his efforts to curb the MSMAs bring the spectacle and sporting aspect back to the fore again. The best riders controlling bikes with a throttle cable..not fly-by-wire gizmos that listen to a computer working-out how much fuel is available. Bikes that have too much power and not enough grip riding on whatever tyres they like.

It's a brave new world..


January 04, 2012 2:35 PM

@over the moon...

It's unlikely that Infront has specifically gone out of its way to 'corner' MotoGP, but it does seem to have allowed the term 'production bike' to be applied ever more loosely - and that has made it all the more harder for MotoGP to introduce the kind of regulation changes it so badly needs.

This paragraph was taken from another web site. Not my words. But I think it puts it in perspective rather well. The MSMA has people contained within who are loyal to cirtain manufacturers and sponsors. Thats how big business works.

The solution? If the broken then replace it or fix it. I.E. find another body to make up the rules or fire the individuals responsible for the present situation. Or...ensure that WSBKs are near to identicle to those on the road.


January 04, 2012 2:44 PM

Most would argue that the time for this option has expired. Its too late.

But it is possible because the people who control the racing in WSBK and motoGP are the same individuals. They are just behind the cirtain...not seen. Major shareholders of the corporations who regularly meet and know each other. Again thats how big business works. It appears like many companies but in reality the owners are the same or very closely connected to each other financialy or by family association.

But do these fat cats want it to work? Only if it means more sales now and more importantly in the future. I think if motoGP works come 2013 after a joke of a season in 2012 then rules will change to ensure close racing. But close racing is risky for the manufacturer with the advantage. Because the advantage will be smaller if the rules work right.

Marc - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 4:00 PM

Unfortunately, the rules only help companies such as Honda with it's big budget & R&D. Without more limits to TC and other rider aids the upcoming season will be much like the previous one just on bikes with an added 200cc. CRT bikes will only add bikes to the back of the grid. However if they went all or only CRT with limits on rider aids then you may have something interesting.

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