MotoGP » Stoner: There was always a CRT in the way

“Every lap was spoiled which is very frustrating as I really feel we could have been on pole but we'll have to settle for where we are” – Casey Stoner.

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July 29, 2012 4:32 PM

re: "Every other rider seems to be able to accommodate CRT'S"

are they...? or are they just not saying anything...? marco hasn't been gone a year. nobody (and i mean NOBODY) should be mum on safety at this point.


July 29, 2012 5:06 PM

re: "They didn't complain, they adapted."

sorry, your thinking is off base and is going to get alot of people killed. piss-poor rationale like this must be outed and laid bare. you don't "adapt" to safety issues spinning it like it's something "cool" or "virtuous"...? one works tirelessly to ELIMINATE safety issues.

riders don't adapt to safety issues on a track any more than workers adapt to safety issues on our job sites. guys this ain't "fantasy roadracing", this is reality roadracing. smarten up.

Sam - Unregistered

July 29, 2012 5:10 PM

I would like to see Stoner back to ducati. He'll fade into horizon behind even Hayden. Rossi humiliated him at LeMans on a CRT quality bike while Stoner riding "The Best" bike.


July 29, 2012 5:24 PM

CRT will be gone by the start of 2014. Honda will be producing their Proddy racer and I'm sure other manufacturers will be doing the same. Maybe some of the currently absent mnfrs will see it as a way back to MotoGP. I'd like to see Aprilia and BMW fielding proddies and maybe the return of Kawasaki and Suzuki as well. That in itself should distance the MotoGP grid from WSBK.
Meanwhile, the rules and obstacles and handicaps are the same for everyone. In the last few minutes of qually it is obvious that there will be a lot of traffic and anyone who leaves their best effort to then must expect to encounter slower bikes. Maybe Casey hasn't realised that yet?

RejectDoneky - Unregistered

July 29, 2012 5:37 PM

I've followed the qualifying through the MotoGP app for iOS. Maybe Stoner didn't have CRT bikes in his way on every single lap, but on the closing stages he indeed have CRT bike in his way on almost every lap. The CRT bikes were crawling all other the track, and when all of them are 2-4sec slower per lap (and Laguna is a short track!!), then the CRT bikes are a problem. They could run the CRT with the Moto2.... and even there some of them will be too slow. The CRT are slower then the best factory WSBK!

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