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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M1M - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 6:35 PM

Yet again, someone blames Dorna for the 800s when it was the MSMA which was responsible for that change. The idea of CRTs was to try to make racing cheaper. If everyone was riding one, the racing would probably be a lot closer, like Moto2, as well as more affordable. The Flaminis allowed development to get out of control in WSBK because they wanted to compete with MotoGP. Thankfully, Dorna now has the power to stop WSBK teams using an engine per race, another for FP and yet another just for Superpole, whereas CRTs have to make 12 engines last 18 races, including all practice and qualifying sessions.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 8:58 PM

i went to and the superpole times are not present in the results pdf anymore ... but you can still find them in the race report. hmmmm. and yes, 3/10s behind Tom's and also slower than Carlos Checa, and Max Biaggi. But thanks to the good citizens of Canada who are going to float Dorna and Dorna's willingness to control WSBK, the charade will still continue.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 9:03 PM

... also tack on the fact that the WSBK riders do not have access to the faster Bridgestone tires and carbon brakes which could theoretically push their times up even further, probably in to the high to mid 1"30's

bob - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 9:13 PM

all you bitches that crap on about politics and reasons why this and that . STFU and stop boring us normal folk! i ve seen comments get worse and worse year after year. plastic fans that read too many blogs and stats, sadly also evident at events!



October 27, 2012 9:16 PM
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Prof x, where does it say that Bridgestones are faster tyres than Pirelli? they may be for race distance but not sure about 1 lap. Particular the Pirelli qualifiers.

Randys bonus this round is that he can maintain the corner speed and does not need so much grunt out of the corners and maintain tyre temperature. I have not seen anywhere that he has a special engine and doubt it anyway.

Ducati's struggling again, they may be in WSB next year as well as they have parted company with Althea as they willnot contribute to the team and expect Althea to pay for it.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 9:27 PM

RSMick, the tires are everything, they are the reason why DUcati sucks, Yamaha is winning. Bridgestone tires keep their shape better than Pirelli's, they stick better at higher loads, ie, you can push the tire harder, and the tires will still stick. Its all chemistry and physics and consistent feedback (what little is given) about the tire performances from both classes. Just look at Formula 1, they are going to continue to offer slower and slower tires until everyone can catch up, slower tires are softer tires, softer tires deform and heat up faster, more heat equals more deg and less potential. The anecdotal evidence to this argument is overwhelming.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 9:31 PM

and yes, Pirelli tires degrade very quickly. They are not meant to last like Bridgestones (except if your Ducati, and your bike is so outside the window of the tire design, which is Bridgestone's fault completely.)


October 27, 2012 9:49 PM

I wish I could comprehend all that, I just know that there is no proof and it is highly likely that Pirelli qualifier is better and does not need to be pushed so hard to work than a Bridgestone, one reason why CRT struggle.

Why don't you just go back to being PCXMAC?

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