MotoGP » Edwards blasts 'piece of sh*t' bike, Aprilia at Indy?


"We had our ass smacked and our balls tickled and it just hasn't come to fruition. Some of the things we were promise just haven't happened" - Colin Edwards.

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Rossisatart - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 9:43 AM

The photo says it all. "please let me come to Yamaha Jorge darling and forget about the krep I chucked your way." Am looking forward to Rossi trying to keep up with Lorenzo.

pp916 - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 9:58 AM

In the midst of this bullsh*t PR world we operate in nowadays its so refreshing to hear Colin speak out like this, unrestrained and to the point.....whether you agree with him or not there's a clear element of straight common sense in a lot of what he says. Big credit for speaking out on all fronts, Carmelo must have had steam coming out of his ears....

Nick636

July 27, 2012 9:59 AM

*Caption (Lorenzo)

'Please, don't to be touching me, Vale...'

I love how when Stoner said the CRT thing was a cr@p idea, everyone called him a moaner, now Colin is the voice of reason! BUT SPOT ON COLIN!!!

These guys need to wake up, CRT is CLEARLY not working.

Cammyspop

July 27, 2012 10:02 AM

@slimer it's clear that Colin is missing the point since his comments make it clear that he expects the CRT bikes to be competitive with the factory bikes. Nobody expected that. Of course Colin could just be showboating, but some of his comments are ridiculous.

"How do you expect to fly around the world and compete when you can't win?"

Well Colin this is your tenth year in the class. You've been flying round the world for all that time, sometimes on bikes with every chance of winning, but you still haven't won a single race. So surely you must know the answer to that question by now.

Nick636

July 27, 2012 10:07 AM

Cammyspop

But he was competitive. And he expects BACKUP form the people who promised it, like BMW. You can't tell me those engines, that CAN BE DEVELOPED AS FAR AS THE IMAGINATION CAN STRETCH, CAN"T GET MORE POWER AND REVS OUT!

Edwards wants a REALISTIC solution to the cost issue. Not a two-tier championship. I personally HATE the two-tier thing... It's basically calling yourself 'Best of the rest'.

Cammyspop

July 27, 2012 10:11 AM
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@Nick636 nobody expected CRT to be anywhere near competitive with the factory bikes, except maybe you and Edwards. You both seem to be assuming that CRT was supposed to work by competing with the factory bikes. It was supposed to work by creating an infrastructure for the proposed Moto1 class.

Unfortunately it seems that an MSMA member is trying to poison the class. What the GPC wanted was independent chassis manufacturers building bikes around engines. Instead the ART bikes are built entirely by an MSMA member which is what the rule makers wanted to get away from.

The most interesting bike at Laguna will be the Attack Performance machine. Not because anybody expects it to blow away the CRT field (but who knows) but because it will be interesting to see a completely new take on the class. Here we have somebody with no background in grands prix with a fresh new bike and hopefully fresh ideas. It might be competitive, it might not, but the fact that they are trying might encourage othe

M1M - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 10:17 AM

One of the problems is that the CRTs can't use WSBK tuning because WSBK engines will only go one race between rebuilds. They don't want to increase the CRT's engine allowance as the increased cost would defeat the whole point of CRTs. But the alternative, restricting the number of engines for the prototypes even further, (they already intend to go from 6 to 5), means that the consequence of losing an engine becomes even more serious. If a rider crashes, it introduces an unwanted chance element into the championship depending on whether their engine is wrecked in the fall, and if it's another rider's fault, particularly one from a rival factory, it's seems especially unfair. They may be planning to revise the rules though after what happened to Lorenzo.

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