MotoGP » Full MotoGP 2012 entry list revealed


A detailed entry list for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship is unveiled, confirming 21 riders, nine CRT bikes and race numbers for the upcoming season.

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Mick - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 3:58 PM

Getting lapped is part of racing, it has always happened, its part of learning and you never stop learning at GP level. It happens at every other championship why not Motogp it has throughout history (repeating myself). This year will be a learning year for CRT teams and riders alike, I am sure they are aware of this and budget accordingly.

If you dont like dont watch or comment, I can't wait to see the chassis, they looked great at Valencia.

John VFR - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 4:11 PM

21 bikes in MOTO GP only a handful of full prototypes,the rest with production based engines.
32 in MOTO 2 all with "control" production based engines.
32 in MOTO 3 all with what I should think are relatively inexpensive single cylinder engines.

Kinda shows where it's all heading doesn't it? Or am I reading too much into the numbers?

roadking03 - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 4:14 PM

I believe the CRT teams will fair well with the satalite teams...with the extra gas and 6 more engine available,they will be able to lay on the throttle and work all the horsepower out of the bike,without worrying about blowing her up!!!!
GO ELLISON#77...............

Joeski

January 13, 2012 4:32 PM

@ Cadwell
There was a rule modification for 2012. The 107% now applies to the morning warm up, not Pole position. The theory, I suppose, is to allow CRTs to make the grid, as morning warm up times are generally slower than Q times because most riders are more focused on race pace as opposed to outright single fast laps. It would be a shame to have 21 bikes registered for a race with 9 (CRTs) not being able to make the race start based on the 107% of pole position rule.

Joeski

January 13, 2012 4:40 PM

This CRT thing could work. If factory input is limited to high performance engines with privateer chassis or factory chassis (i.e. Aprilia)with performance production built engines and not full on prototypes...then Honda/Yamaha etc could conceivable field and support upwards of 10 bikes a piece. the playing field will be level, more bikes on the grid and in a technical sense, MGP could still be a prototype (although not full on) series. High performance engines with more latitude in tuning than SBK will make some tremendous power.

Southerner

January 13, 2012 4:42 PM

@LCTanner,heard that one myself in 'neverland'.
I also heard that the Martians after invading planet earth wondered why the hell the bloke who always finished 46th was such a hit.Enjoy Sepang 1.

aeolus

January 13, 2012 5:00 PM
Last Edited 928 days ago

Ellison and West and Alix Espargaro getting another shot at the big time. I thinK Pol is a better rider than his older brother.
At least the grid won't looks so lonely.

Green Monster - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 5:08 PM

Strange seeing people saying they haven't heard of some of the riders. Bit of a racing nerd :)

Would love to see Westy win a race this year, highly doubt it'll happen, but you never know! He did kind of destroy World Supersport in '07 being the super-sub for Kev Curtain in 3 races he finished 3rd, and then winning at Silverstone in the pi55ing wet and then then at Misano in the boiling heat!

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