MotoGP » Buckmaster: Make all MotoGP bikes CRTs

"...Don't get me wrong, I support the CRT rules or more like 'road bike engines in prototype chassis' but this needs to be the rule across the board" - Simon Buckmaster.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 1:42 PM

Spot on Mr Buckmaster - I agree 100% - There HAS to be one class of racing in MotoGP. The quality of racing is what counts - not how many cylinders bikes have or how high they rev or even whether lap records get boken (they would eventually).

domesystem - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 1:50 PM

Instead of claiming rule nonsense i'd have rather seen a 1:1 engine homogolation rule put into effect with no other restrictions. Wanna run forkless with hub center steering? Go hog wild. Want to run a pneumatic valve system and spin it to 20grand? Not unless a couple thousand of your streetbikes can do it...

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 1:54 PM

I think the change to CRT bikes has an air of inevitability about it - and the sooner it happens the better for the sport. It is much easier for the public to follow if we have one class of bikes with one set of rules in MotoGP.

As Buckmaster says - the factory teams would be able to afford the best riders so they would still do most of the winning, but when a great new talent emerges they would be on a very similar bike to a factory rider and consequently their potential would be obvious for all to see.

MM - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 1:57 PM

Actually Demitri, Moto GP is about racing. This "cutting edge" concept is a relatively modern development, & dare I suggest that there is a difference between cutting edge & prototype technologies. The big manufacturers have had it their way for too long now, I welcome CRT or anything born out of it that brings the racing back.


March 15, 2012 2:03 PM

I could not disagree with Mr Buckmaster more. The factory team managers have already said they would have no interest in such a championship and would exit if such a mandate came down. it would no longer be a grand prix, but something ..... other

There must be a prototype class, for testing new tech at the very least. CRT is simply a run-what-you-brung class with production based engines. Those engines already exist. It will still come down to how much money you have for chassis, suspension, electronics, etc. People will still get "out-monied" on long straights.

It's a nice idea, but I prefer an economic recovery as the fix to low grid numbers than the nerfing down of the show.

Plain and simple. If the factory teams cant find a way to make things cheaper than they will enforce the CRT rule across the board. If not than they risk losing the series all together because it is simply to expensive and not enough big name sponsors. It will not last! So when can we start discussing "logical" solutions to the problem? My solution, better cameras and shot angles would increase tv ratings. Little things like that go a long way.

some1 - Unregistered

March 15, 2012 2:07 PM

To have CRT in MotoGP is like the return on TeamKR or WCM mixing with the regulars. It mean an open access to the sport without put much pressure into the private team financial. Recently, MotoGP seem like an exclusive VIP club that require a fortune to participate.

It's likely restoring the original structure of the MotoGP grid like in the old days. CRT may not beat the top racers, but they would steal some attentions like how it was when the privateers team show some niche in the past. It also provide a talent pool for factory and satellite to short listing the next rider to be hired.

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