MotoGP » Ellison: Like riding on a knife edge

"It's slow progress but it will pay dividends eventually and hopefully we will be challenging a bit further up the CRT order soon" - Paul Bird.

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April 10, 2012 3:14 PM

Job done for the weekend as far as I can see. That was basically a test for the team, instead of a race. Bike brought home and lots learnt.

Roll on next race. Hopefully he'll be a bit closer to the other CRTs then.

lean two

April 10, 2012 5:11 PM

I like how Ellison tells it like it is.. gota heat the disk and the tires before you go into the turn or your gona crash lol... they always talk about late braking.... cant even imagine! With all the factory support you see around them, I think ART is gona do good latter in the year.

Observer - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 12:08 PM

Cripes! Much respect

“You need to brake super-hard to generate the heat in the discs and also at the same time deform the tyre enough to generate the heat in it for the corner entry.

“But if you carry the brakes into the turn, the tyre folds and you get understeer - or even crash like I did - let off too early and you get chatter, if you get it just right it grips and carries you round the corner,” he added.

“We're talking fractions of a second difference in timing and 0.5-2bar difference in brake pressure so as you can imagine getting it right every corner of every lap will take time.”

Somersetlemon - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 1:14 PM

I have to say I was overall rather impressed with all of the CRT teams, and in fact the whole concept. Ellison was dead last, but he still finished on the same lap as the aliens, on a new undeveloped bike. Well done to him and the team for a professional approach to a daunting challenge. Contrast that with the privateers in the old days when the likes of Nigi Schmassmann and Cees Doorakkers were sometimes lapped twice, and half the rest of the field was sometimes lapped as well. It seems realistic to me for some of the CRT guys to be mixing it with lower factory boys some weekends later this year and that has got to be good for the sport, giving us another stepping stone to the top level.

ZAK. - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 1:29 PM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ FFS! why all the hysteria about a Brit coming last?? sorry guys your all looking through rose tinted glasses!. Fact. he aint got a chance of winning out!. Suck it in, Deal with it.

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