MotoGP » Ellison hails potential of PBM Aprilia

'The potential is phenomenal. I think it will be a strong package' - James Ellison

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February 23, 2012 4:04 PM
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Whatever brakes available throughout the season, I think it's always a good idea to maintain as one piece the whole package: the bike but also the rider!Good luck anyway, James!:)

Cloned - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 9:53 PM

Only people who don't know who aprilia is could be surprised with this bike.

When aprilia entered WSBK for the first time they were shaking the stable winning races with Corser and Laconi.

The mistake they made when they entered motogp was to bring a F1 engine cut in half with electronics and everything which was a disaster.

The chassis was tops like all aprilias.

doubting dave - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 12:44 AM

Well not the best start, whats the point- the bike will feel turn and stop much different when they put carbon brakes on it. birdy run out of cash to buy brakes or what. the rider will need all the time he can get to adjust to the brakes - yet another half baked brit team racing the best without the tools for the job.

CDL - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 11:46 AM

Shame Ellison has no potential like in WSS he should remain in BSB where he can win the odd race a pointless venture trying the elite class.

popcorn - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 12:05 PM

the only reason he is having to come back to moto gp in the first place is because yamaha screwed him the first time round,he never got the chassis update's that checa and rossi and edwards got and suffered chronic chatter all season long(yamaha actually apologized after he was sacked for the **** treatment he got) then because he did not win the championship he was dropped like a lead balloon by tech 3.the bloke deserves to be there and good look to him,i hope he shows a few of undeserving correct passport holders up.

CRT - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 12:21 PM

CDL said
"Shame Ellison has no potential like in WSS he should remain in BSB where he can win the odd race a pointless venture trying the elite class."

I don't understand, why wouldn't he want to ride a CRT?

Given the option of riding a production machine, or have the opportunity to build what could be considered the ultimate end of a production machine, I would take the ultimate every day and twice on Sunday.

Having the opportunity to work with and use some of the most trick components in the industry isn't something most people would pass on IMO. Not to mention getting paid to do it!

ZeR0 Kun

February 24, 2012 12:26 PM

motogp should run on steel and/or ferrous metal disc brakes, and outlaw carbon brakes altogether.

that alone, not only would lower costs tremendously but also encourage close racing (especially under braking) and make motogp more relevant to the public and manufacturers.

face facts - electronics in motogp have found its way to road going bikes. but carbon brakes?

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