MotoGP » Opening day at Aragon a blow out


High winds limit Thursday's CRT MotoGP testing at Aragon to just a few laps.

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DominicR

March 08, 2012 6:22 PM

Well, the track temperature was at only 12 degrees C also, lowering the grip level considerably. This in combination with the gutsy winds made it too dangerous.

Southerner

March 08, 2012 6:54 PM

Crikey ! So they sit in the paddock wasting countless Euro's waiting for a Solar flare to dissipate.
Therein lies the problem. Waiting for a perfect day. Opportunity lost.
Are they going to wait out PI FP1 2012 until maybe the wind dies down and the track dries up ?
Aerodynamic efficiency is tantatamount. A dry,wind buffeted Aragon was an opportunity,not a liability.

Mick - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 6:59 PM

Waste far more euro's by crashing for no gain.

Aspar bikes look very nice in full colours

cool_town - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 7:02 PM

" PI FP1 2012 until maybe the wind dies down and the track dries up ?"

Well Ben Spies did pretty much that a few years back, can't recall the race result though.

As for the CRT's, they are so far from the configuration and specs that they will run by the Aragon GP's time, that the data is pointless with these winds. The preseason with a new bike is for finding a baseline direction for development, not fine tuning set ups in specific conditions.

ahh - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 7:24 PM

Please, shut up all of you. It's not your team, your money, your call, your bikes - you're not the rider, or owner and you aren't there. Shut it already

Southerner

March 08, 2012 7:31 PM

HULLO and no sympathy. No Bunny Hugging. At this stage of the game CRT 2012. Get your collective a**s on track if at all possible. JUNK DATA is better than no data. Apparently Aragon was dry.Breezy.
Can not is the brother of will not.
I reran Qatar 2011. Qually and the race. Much complaining about the wind prior to the race during testing. TEST FFS. Use the the opportunity.
The game gets underway in a few weeks.
No wonder some are Alien's and some ain't and never will be.

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 7:39 PM

I used to fly radio controlled model aircraft in near 30mph winds at national aerobatic competitions.
Anybody dropping out (nobody did) because of the wind would have been seen as a wimp. These women need to toughen up.

Southerner

March 08, 2012 7:58 PM

I'll leave it there and right now.
Parting shot... I'm disgusted with this CRT test.
As someone mentioned,track temp 12 Deg C. EXPLOIT it says I. Bridgestone could use the feedback for the benefit of all.
I hope it is colder, windier and less amicable tomorrow at Aragon. Great circuit !!
I also hope someone on a GP bikes relishes the opportunity to stride forward.
Safety ? What a crock excuse. Swim with sharks and you are likely to get bit. If you can't stand the heat,well...y'all know the rest.

Well at least they race in the rain unlike NASCAR. Plus these bikes are very expensive. Is it worth collecting junk data if it means crashing the bike and waisting more Euros?

Paddles - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 8:50 PM

have any of you stacked a bike before or even ridden one?????? it frikkin hurts, so why on earth would you expect another person to go out and risk injuring themselves, for no real gain in information, this close to the start of the season??????? another way to look at it is why would you even risk wrecking the bike and injuring yourself on the first day of a multi-day test???????

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