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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AHA - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 5:56 PM

Just 3 mfrs, only 6 factory riders and 6 satellites plus a gaggle of 'privateers'. No factory teams from Suzuki or Kawasaki, never mind Aprilia, BMW or KTM. Oh dear. It's certainly pared down to the bone.

Mick - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 6:24 PM

AHA - Dont watch then, I like a few others can't wait.

As for KTM they wont even enter WSB untill they change the rules, presumably to favour twins even more.

LCtanner

January 13, 2012 6:29 PM
Last Edited 959 days ago

At a recent meeting of the 2013 CRT commission, casey stoner left early. Stunned onlookers described the sheer look of terror on the honda no.2 riders face as he left the scene. Later in his vr46 replica motorhome, livio suppo, a good friend of the aussie revealed that casey wasn't happy as the word racing had been mentioned more than once.

dacron

January 13, 2012 6:31 PM

even though i like no.27 best , its still good to see he will attempt to break the no.1 hoodoo .

still not entirely sure what to expect this year to turn out like , but looking forward to it just like every other year
i think a couple of crt's will do ok , but some will get double out lapped at some tracks.

Crashtestdummy - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 6:42 PM

I know everyone thinks 21 bikes ain't enough for the motogp grid, so i've got an idea how to spice the championship up. Each round should consist of 2 races, after race 1 factory riders and crt riders swap machines. Which machine, will depend on finish position which is yet to be decided on how this will work. If you win on factory bike but lose on CRT you get no points. If you win on crt but lose on factory, there is something wrong with you, if you win on both you have to take park in a WSB race, and depending on your race position there depends how many points you will recieve, if you fail to get a podium at allin the motogp race or the WSB race, then the races will be decided by paper,rock, scissors, best of 3. There motogp is finally interesting.

Joeski

January 13, 2012 6:57 PM

The more I think about this CRT thing, the more I think it will work, as long as there are no behind the curtain disguised full factory prototype machines. Honda could enter a honda prototype chassis with a MGP (CRT) factory tuned PRODUCTION honda engine (based on the CRT regulations). It would be a honda factory team not much different from in SBK. The disparity between privateer and factory would not be so great as to prevent honest competition. Honda (e.g.) could provide the chassis to teams (as they do now with satellite teams) that would in turn, then tune their own production honda engines or whatever they choose.
I am sure it is not a perfect formula but it could work. Hell if everything was perfect to start with we would not be debating this right now. Obviously what we had before was not working....anyway..here is to the future.

Wacko - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 7:16 PM

I don't think its necessarily a question of Speed (Losail, China and Mugello aside) as to whether the CRTs are competitive rather a question of Rider Aides and chassis refinement. I honestly think that a well tuned Superbike Motor can get into the ballpark horsepower-wise with the fuel they have been allowed. But getting to grips with the Electronics and chassis development will be the real chore. I haven't actually seen a corner by corner comparison breakdown of lap times between the factory 1000's and the CRT's but I would suspect that the bulk of the disparity is in the corners. So I would suspect that if it happens at all, the first bone Carmello throws to the CRT's (if necessary) would be to give them a weight break to try and offset the braking and corner speed advantage the factory bikes might have.

LCtanner

January 13, 2012 8:17 PM
Last Edited 959 days ago

News reports are just coming in that casey stoner has just signed a major sponsership deal with diper manufacturer pampers. When asked, casey denied any such deal had been done but a source close to the no.2 honda rider, widely suspected to be mick doohan, confirmed that the deal was in his words "well and truly sealed " Mick now sporting his familiar vr46 bye bye baby t shirt and matching peaked cap added that while some dipers would be made available for the new arrival, the majority were for CRT.

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