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 12, 2012 6:43 AM

this will show how good the top guys are and what experience does, and that we might expect to much of new commers to the class:)
and the ones that make it quick are really talanted:)
Cheers Claes


April 12, 2012 8:51 AM

re: ZAK,

I think you're the only one getting hysterical. Everyone else who's replied is being realistic. We know this year is going to be hard for James and especially the first race since the PBM had the least testing out of all the teams.

All we're saying is, well done for not throwing it at the wall during the race and it's promising that his times were improving consistently... i.e. that's exactly what his job was for the weekend, finish the race and learn as much as possible for the next round.


April 12, 2012 2:55 PM

Interesting insight on Bridgestone tires. Seems like for a control tire Bridgestone is still using "tire war" strategies in design concepts. It seems a bunch of riders are having chatter problems this year and while the bikes are all new the fact that many teams have this problem points to the tires. Bridgestone is already introducing new construction front tires in response but I've read that they don't yet solve the chattering problem.

stu - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 5:43 PM

It's just my opinion so please dont hurl abuse but to me both rider and team look way out of their depth.

I'm sorry but JE just isn't a MotoGP class rider.


April 13, 2012 2:00 PM

They look no more out of their depth than any of the other CRT teams.

Yes James I wouldn't put James in the same league as those in the top 15 but he's got a lot of motorcycle racing experience including MotoGP. He's also capable of putting in good performances.

He's there to provide as much feedback to PBM as possible and develop a bike capable of challenging other CRTs and hopefully satellite prototypes. For this year this is much preferable to some young charger who's going to throw it at the air fence at every given opportunity.

bill - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 3:13 PM

I dont see why you cannot put James in same league when he did not get lapped and has never been on the bike for more than a few laps. whereby mr edwards has been testing since last JUNE F C sake.

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