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Latest 2013 MotoGP rider line-up following the announcement that Hiroshi Aoyama will race for Avintia Blusens.

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Kev - Unregistered

November 06, 2012 1:23 PM

Unfortunately, the future is all CRT & no factory bikes.
No future at all.
Perhaps Dorna's strategy is to wreck WSB too, so MotoGP teams / riders won't migrate there.
Sad. Very very sad.

petrolbonce

November 06, 2012 1:56 PM
Last Edited 613 days ago

Guys you're missing the point about CRT. CRT is not intended to be the future. It's there to proviude a budget entry level for constructors to try to create the sort of infrastructure found in F1. Whether or not you can create in five years an infrastructure that has existed for more than half a century in F1 remains to be seen.

The plan for Moto1 when it finally arrives is that these constructors will be using full fat engines. Indeed remember there is nothing to stop these constructors using full fat engines now, IF they can get them.

Giving them more engines or allowing their engines to make more power would make entering under these rules (rather than full prototype) much more expensive. Which would remove the point of the regulations in the first place. If a team with enough money to build more powerful engines or just to have lots more engines took part they would beat the low budget CRT entries and those teams would leave the sport.

petrolbonce

November 06, 2012 2:51 PM

@jargin that would largely depend on how Ducati do in 2013. On 2012 results it appears that Ducatis both factory and satellite fill a niche between the japanese satellites and the CRT bikes. If Ducati don't pull their socks up Ducati will become a last ditch choice.

Etienne Prinsloo - Unregistered

November 06, 2012 5:24 PM

For many years the perception was that racing sells motorcycles. Undoubtedly a fortune of thecnology trickled down from racebikes making roadbikes safer and better. The world, alas is broke. Why throw vast amounts of cash at racing, trying to promote sales when your target audience is dwindling. Fifteen million West Europeans are jobless and will probarbly stay that way. How many Indian and Chinese ride superbikes? I don't know but for the short term that's where the money is. UK legislation and most Nordic countries hardly have superbike welcoming legislation nowadays. The future seems to be steeped in mediocrity, so is average racing better than no racing at all?

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