MotoGP » Schwantz: Give the CRTs a tyre advantage


“If CRT remains, they need to be given some other alternatives of stuff they can do, maybe with tyres" - Kevin Schwantz.

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The facts - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 1:53 AM

It might be a good idea indeed to let go the control tires for the CRTs. They would qualify higher for sure, and ran competitively at least in certain events.

I never was in favor of this control tire rule anyways. Sure some riders and teams got special treatment, but the control tire formats the bikes too much. Mind you, the supreme irony is that it was the fact that Dorna bowed to the wishes of the rider who got the most out of that advantage, and when he lost it, moaned and moaned until Michelin was driven out of the sport.. now since when is this normal in a sport? :-o :?

Tiburcio - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 2:00 AM

Maybe they should also ditch the 12 engine rule as i am 100% sure thats one of the things holding back performance! I mean, its kind of a joke since superbikes are allowed (at least) 20 engines in one season, and that is supposed to be a production based race.
No wonder the RSV4 of Max Biaggi is faster than most, if not all CRTs! They can afford to stress the engines to the maximum....

Andrea - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 2:15 AM

What a waste of time trying to fix CRT's problems. The issue is cost and they've got do something with that because we can't see 10 motoGP bikes on the grid and a random number of strugglers. I am getting bored watching motoGP if it continues this way.

Things have to get close in terms of numbers to moto2 or at least twice what they have currently in order to improve the excitement. Andrea

Kyle - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 2:38 AM

Tires?? Come on Schwantz!!!! Let the CRT's use unlimited engines for the season. That way you can build the hell outta the motors and close the gap somewhat.

M1M - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 3:22 AM

It's ridiculous that WSBK teams can use an unlimited number of engines yet they bring in rules to limit costs, such as the one bike rule, (meaning one bike and several chassis with engines ready to be bolted in for the richer teams). The problem is that CRTs are meant to be a cheaper form of racing. Although they'd be more competitive with unlimited WSBK spec engines, it would push up the cost substantially, which is why I suppose Schwantz suggested the tyre rule instead. The wild card entries don't have the same engine limitation rule so they OUGHT to be a lot quicker but I suppose they're not high enough quality and/or lack the necessary experience and expertise to demonstrate what a good CRT bike with a WSBK tuned engine and electronics could do in the hands of a rider like Edwards or De Puniet.

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