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It was a case of right idea, wrong time for independent constructor-teams Roberts, WCM and Ilmor - all of whom were priced out of MotoGP long before this year's CRT rules arrived...

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mrsa - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 2:14 PM

kr was never gonna win anything cos he belittled the japanese efforts every oppertunity. once he had a go himself he realised how hard it all was.
krjr acted the same as old man krsr and dissappeared into obscurity.
If you are nice and polite it pays dividens later krjr krsr jkwk etc etc

dennis - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 4:13 PM

They should have done this and let them compete with the 800 and or give them a couple more liters of fuel (more than the advantache they are getting)
Also can something be done about the cr*p tyres!!
WSB i think it was Troy Corser held the lap record for a bike around donnington + the fastest race time in wsb would have been quich enoughh for 3rd on tghe grid at Assen, so really they sould not be that far off

tlboy - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 8:22 PM

mrsa youre talking crap mate ,dont sound like you were watching moto gp when kr was in it or running his team ,with kenny junior, go watch some footage

Karl Hungus - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 10:16 PM

"But it'll still take time to put all the pieces of a MotoGP jigsaw in place - pieces that Team Roberts, WCM and Ilmor had already assembled."

No. Without extra fuels and engines, those teams (except for Roberts') were rolling chicanes. If CRTs are going to have a future, they need to be competitive with satellite teams (and the leasing regime). And for that they need a leg up with regulations.


January 27, 2012 1:45 AM

it's a case of right idea, wrong universe. unfortunately, in THIS universe world superbike exists and now celebrates it's 25th birthday. CRT could easily be having a field day here in 2012 if not for that crazy yank Mclaughlin back in the 70's.

Owned - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 12:58 PM

These Aprillia crt bikes.....

The RSV4 may have evolved from the factories MotoGP plans but its a much different beast as a road bike base than a factory prototype. Aprillia won't put all their most secret technology in these bikes because of the claiming rule enabling their rivals to simply buy it for 20,000 euros.

Think the whole point is that even these Aprillia based CRT teams will actually own the whole bike, and are not simply paying the factories millions for the privelidge of running around back or mid pack on the crumbs from their development table for a year.

Would be good to see these CRT bikes appearing in national championships too, like the good old days of customer TZ's, RG's, RS's etc.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 1:44 PM

Well said @Owned.

We could also do with some national Moto2 and Moto3 championships (I know the Spanish have them) - they would enable us to have more wildcards and be natural feeders to international racing.

Re the main article - what the KR, WCM and Ilmor episodes showed us was how little interest there is in sponsoring bike racing - it's not that there isn't any money because there is plenty of it in car racing - there is just very little interest in sponsoring bikes, which is why the Japanese manufacturers foot most of the bill. That in itself caused major problems - why would you sponsor KR when for the same money you could have headline sponsorship on a Japanese factory bike?

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