MotoGP » De Puniet punches above his weight with new CRT high


'We start from the third row, which is a great achievement for a CRT bike, having been seventh fastest this morning' - Randy de Puniet

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Mike Hunt - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 11:55 AM

why dont they increase the engine allowance to 1 a race for the CRTs. they would still be way cheaper than the factory bikes to run and they would have world superbike equivalent power. then lets see how the CRTs go..

bikenutter

October 27, 2012 12:24 PM

I'd wager this performance is because there's two races left so they can afford to get more out of the engines. For goodness sake increase the CRT engine allowance, we can all see it, why can't dorna.

Pot Kettle - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 1:16 PM

Dorna are so blind they could not see the harm changing from 1000 to 800cc would do.

And now true to form they cannot see where motogp will be in five years time.

Who cares about WSBK's in motogp, they have their own class.

MotoGP is for prototypes, just cut the use of really expensive exotic metals and possibly the carbon brakes.
or
Do as Stoner suggested and go for 750cc strokers

mrfill

October 27, 2012 4:21 PM

If a motoGP bike weighing 150kg was built out of solid gold it would cost about 5.5 million pounds at current gold prices. As it is, they cost probably about 5.5 million pounds.
The biggest cost is having a load of expensive people developing and building a couple of dozen bikes a year and riders demanding millions. This cannot be sustained in the current climate as there is not enough sponsorship money around. Ask Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprillia or BMW, because that is why they are not buiding prototypes for motoGP.

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