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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Pos - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 3:52 AM

Who give a rats, when the MotoGP bikes (factory) are still on the track.
They (CRT) are the ugly friend of the hot blonde, they get acknowledged if they are lucky.
Just look at the air time they get in qualifying.

Screechin' Weasel - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 5:53 AM

"Well I guess if you did win it wouldn't be like winning at all if you had 'an advantage' " - howabout this


Winning with an advantage isn't winning? uhhhh... WTF?

Sooooo, I guess that means all the Honda and Yamaha wins, what with their advantages in being able to outspend the others (Ducati and CRTs) and manipulate the rules to their Manufacturers' benefit... those wins don't count either?

And then neither do any of Ducati's SBK wins, since they had a rules advantage on displacement.

Heck, It would seem that any win outside of Red Bull Rookies races doesn't actually count, coz every series is somehow tainted with advantages.

duhfools - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 6:04 AM

The answer is pretty simple.

If you want to keep costs down and make CRT's competitive with the prototypes you have 3 choices.

1. Allow CRT's larger engines which make equal horsepower to the prototypes.

2. Make the CRT bikes significantly lighter than the prototypes, say 45 pounds.

3. Do a combination of both until you find the right balance.

These are different classes of motorcycles and the rules should reflect that.

Everyone knows CRTs are junk compared to the prototypes.

V5Stroker - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 7:20 AM

CRT is a crap bike even compare to WSBK bike. A true WSBK bike is slower by 1 second only to 800 Motogp bike. A CRT should be much better bike than WSBK bike and slower by 0.3 to 0.5 second to @Prototype. Let WSBK bike transformed into CRT with unlimited engine and modification esp on horsepower department.

lean two

August 19, 2012 7:38 AM

Good of Kevin to state the obvious the truth is the CRT program is not working, an you dont need another (race) or year to prove it faild!

What Motogp needs is more (competitive) bikes on the grid, they need the factories to kick down and supply satellite teams competitive bikes and abolish the 4 bike rule.

provide incentives like tv commercial money to the factories to sell their current factory bikes to satellite teams at a discount rate to race in the following year, an put 20+ competitive bikes on the grid, and ditch the crt program that has proven to not work! or worse waste another year trying to make a failing program work!

tires, engines, and/or less waight, are all just bandages to a ongoing problem.

look at all the strong talent coming up from moto 2 and moto 3, to think anyone of them would WANT to move up to a CRT is ridicules more like pathetic.

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 8:23 AM

Why on earth have they restricted the fuel allowed to CRTs? It doesn't make any sense. And we have the ridiculous situation where de-tuned WSB engines are being used because of the engine number per season limit. Let's have unlimited fuel and engines and they'll gain two seconds a lap minimum overnight.

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