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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RSMick

July 27, 2012 12:06 PM
Last Edited 764 days ago

I cannot remember any factory saying they will block Moto2, the only one who did was the annoying Flamini with another one of his pathetic court injuctions threats they never materialise, just like Motogp and CRT. I remember the factories saying you can do what you want with Moto2 just don't touch Motogp.
Likewise with Moto3 I cannot remember a single person saying it would not work without Aprilia, in both classes most were glad to see the back of Aprilia deciding who will win the championship.
Do you have any links to back these stories up?
You do realise that Aprilia were the only factory to make money from racing due to its extortionate way of running 250/125.
The idea is to back the factories off and limit the technology, don't know how that can be a good thing but something even Honda are willing to talk about.

Brian C. - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 12:25 PM

I'm not a big fan of Edwards (as an American myself), especially due to the antics at Assen in 2006 and the fact he talks smack about his own compatriot, this is what I DO like about Edwards.

No nonsense, straight up, in your face "This is the problem" type of answers.

Good for you, Colin.

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 12:31 PM
Last Edited 764 days ago

I don't think it's just the electronics. Mugello's top speeds showed great disparity between prototype-CRT hp output too.

CRT is flawed to the bone and should be off the window as fast as possible. More satellite bikes would be good but as is obvious are rather expensive. The only current solution (unfortunately) I see is to go "the F1 way" of imposing restrictions (control ECU should be the first) on the prototypes so as to keep their cost down. This offers twofold benefit: Lower prototype costs lure in more manufacturers and also the satellite bikes get cheaper too. So there's your solution.

btw Edwards surely walks the walk when it comes to bikes but he also talks the talk when he feels like it doesn't he?

Brian C. - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 12:33 PM

"Several CRT teams have spoken of problems with their ECUs this year and in particular traction control and it's not surprising."

Well, let me solve this problem. Just like formula 1, BAN TRACTION CONTROL! Yes, I said it. Heck, Josh Hayes doesn't even use it.

Want to be a REAL rider and not someone dependent upon electronics to make you fast? Then BAN TRACTION CONTROL and let the riders with REAL talent win these races. Electronics has overtaken talent when it comes to pure talented racers.

Heck, I didn't use in racing at WSMC and I still beat guys who did. By banning them it would simply cut the costs and weed out the talented from the untalented. (Honestly this would push Pedrosa out, honestly, because without electronics he's just an average rider).

dacron

July 27, 2012 12:34 PM

its good to hear riders starting to tell it like it is and speak openly of the problems with bike teams or rules.
its also good to see that all the commenters here are openly saying they enjoy it.
whats strange is casey stoner has been openly expressing his thoughts on these problems since he rocked up!!.
and he has been hate smashed for it!!
colin just hammered crt and his bike and gets praise from you lot , yet stoner cops a mountain for being accused of the same things!!
what a lovely expose while the guard was down eh!!
.......cheers

RSMick

July 27, 2012 12:41 PM

pcxmac
The only reason they are limiting the results is Yamaha and Jorge are getting the tyres to work where others cannot, Honda have been caught out a bit by not making the bike more adaptable to the tyres.
Your not suggesting that Lorenzo is getting better tyres are? seriously? this isn't WSB!

there there now - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 1:24 PM


@Dacron:

" casey stoner has been openly expressing his thoughts on these problems since he rocked up!!.
and he has been hate smashed for it! "

Dacron your usually intelligent, you should know full well that most " so call fans " have an agenda to denigrate any rider who is not there cup of char.

bringBACKthe990s

July 27, 2012 1:33 PM

The cost of running 24 prototypes isnt the actual bikes, its the technicians that can set them up and the electronics staff. Those are in short supply.

Colin is right on all his points. But their are more capable riders than electronics specialists. Sad fact.

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 1:38 PM

pcxmac you are right but control ECU certainly helps lower the costs, there are many techniccians in each garage working solely on the ECU/traction control.

Your saying about the tyres I agree upon but even if Honda get the tyres they need, I doubt Pedrosa and Marquez will be up to the task of defeating Lorenzo, each for different reasons.

blue hurricane - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 1:46 PM

Well, let me solve this problem. Just like formula 1, BAN TRACTION CONTROL! Yes, I said it. Heck, Josh Hayes doesn't even use it.

you are wrong on this one Brian, EBR are the only ones NOT using TC, the Monster Yammis have THE BEST TC in the AMA superbike field.

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