MotoGP » Edwards set for 'emotional' Sepang return


"I think it's important to go there and get back on the track after what happened a few months ago" - Colin Edwards.

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roadking03 - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 3:01 PM

Hope Colin can put together a good competitive bike for the season...need all the riders we can get to be in the mix!! Good Luck to ya Colin. Ride Hard..Be Safe.. and keep the rubberside down...

Tetley

January 25, 2012 3:20 PM

It couldn't be put off forever. Sooner better than later the CRT's HAD to be fielded with the factory bikes to guage the differences and define the prime development areas. CE is undoubtably the best man for the comparison, although it will be a reality check for several CRT teams and there'll be some glum faces and much scratching of heads when they realise the mountain they have to climb to even approach near to the factory bikes.

R - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 3:31 PM

Shoulda adviced the ducati team last year,who really developed the Yamaha? By the looks of it, i could say this bloke and not Rossi, now don't get me wrong you Yellow shirts, it was just a thought....am entitled to it, right?

Sweeble

January 25, 2012 4:19 PM

The overcomplexity of electronics is again getting in the way of allowing a rider to get on with racing a bike. When will people realise that these super expensive electronics systems are killing racing?

J - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 4:23 PM

@ R,
You are certainly entitled to your thought, factual or not. The truth is more somewhat in the middle as all rider inputs are used to develop a bike, however when there are contrasting ideas they usually go with the #1 rider who gets the results. PS Furusawa also thought otherwise and contrary to your idea...
Do not get me wrong.. Edwards is one of my favorites and should have kept his seat..I thought he earned it. Edwards himself also said that yamaha listens more to Rossi eventhough Rossi's ideas and riding style were unlike all the other yamaha riders.. Edwards also did a lot of tyre work for Michelin.. and said he was happy michelin was calling on him as he was not happy with with the same tyres provided to Rossi because of different set up/riding styles and tyre demand over race distance. So it seems to me development is amatter of direction choice for the engineers and they usually chose Rossi's direction.

McLarenP - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 4:32 PM
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Anyway, good luck to Colin. He's had a long time to ponder, but once back on the bike he'll feel like his old self again!! Mind you, he will have to get used to being lapped - not nice!

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asefi

January 25, 2012 4:39 PM

Are the factories allowed pneumatics still?

IMO they should be written out of the rules to reduce the gap between CRT and factory efforts.

AFAIK minimum weight and displacement were the only changes to the rules?

mystic meg - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 5:06 PM

im thinking ? maybe a little ignorant here,but should these crt bikes(a sorted one)not be quicker than a wsbk,with a thou engine and any frame they like to make etc,now from memory a wsbk should easily get well in the top ten in the old moto gp class,i know it wont be easy in the first year but heres hoping they get up in there,tho there are a few riders in the class now that could not get into the top twenty with stoners honda,alas

4L4N - Unregistered

January 25, 2012 5:21 PM

"You first need to fix the electronics, that is the main thing."

That's exactly what's wrong my MotoGP now. We wouldn't have to put up with these slow CRT teams if so much money wasn't being spent on electronics to help the riders. If the BSB championship goes well this year with minimal aids then MotoGP should following. Let's get things back to basics with riders skill determining results instead of whose electronics package suits the ciruit more!

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