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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Liebig - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 8:54 AM

I completely agree with duhfools above.

I'm pretty sure there will be changes of some sort for next season to even things out a little more. At the same time the CRT's can never be allowed to be equal to the factory bikes or it will all become a CRT series.

It'd be pretty funny if, say Honda f i, all of a sudden bought all of the CRT bikes on the grid - as per the claiming rule that no one's made use of so far...

Ronald Revsak - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 9:04 AM

What they should have done to keep down costs was to stop changing the rules!! If they'd stuck with 990's instead of making everyone build a new 800 then making everyone build a 1000 we'd have loads of competition now, and maybe we'd still have Suzuki & Kawasaki...

billywiz - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 9:13 AM

The GP bikes should extra weight on them to even things out a little. Either that or the GP riders should have one eye tape over on their visor, it would be a cheaper option than the tyres.
Another thing would be to f@ck the CRTs off completly and take all the electronic sh1t off the GP bikes and have no spare bikes for the rain.

RORichie - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 10:18 AM

The CRT's are on average 35 kph slower than the top bikes. But only 3 secs a lap slower. They deserve to get a mention. It is a shame than De Puniets constant upgrades from Aprilia leave the CRT's others behind. Race results are now a foregone conclusion in both CRT and Motogp race.


August 19, 2012 11:05 AM

As Stoner say he do not want to be a top level rider on a second level bike:). The only reason CRT's are there is to make Dorna more money in starting fees, they will never even be close to the Other bikes with similar riders on them, but if you 'dumb' down the 'factory' bikes them maybe, but it is then MotoGP??
Dorna want to create a level just above SBK with top names on the grid, not what I signed up to:)
Cheers Claes

screechin weasel - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 11:09 AM

With the Spanish and Italian economies heading quickly towards ruin, the last thing that's going to save MotoGP is thinking that satellite teams are just going to gobble up extra prototypes if the rules are changed. Pretty much anyone that can afford a prototype already has one.

Unless Europeans suddenly start ****ting solid gold nuggets, GP racing isn't going to ever be what it once was. Either it's going to be straight up CRT or the Asians are going to take over sponsorship of pretty much every team.

Guyom - Unregistered

August 19, 2012 11:16 AM

agree with schwantz propositions.
and what about giving CRT's top riders?
ellison, rapp, hernandez and co are not fast.
let them return in promotions categories and give their bikes to young pilots whose have already won races or championships

daniel kuchnia

August 19, 2012 12:02 PM


I agree with you. The Aprilia used by Max in WSBK is much, much stronger than the CRTs engines.

Tyre disadvantages for MotoGP bikes? I dont know. Seems to be to dangerous for the riders. You can imagine in the middle of corner, CRT on trottle, prototype high side direction...

I see only one solutions: only CRTs with more than 10 engines or idea from Colin (todays factory bike, satelite in future)

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