MotoGP » Edwards looks 'Forward' to FTR-Kawasaki

Colin Edwards pleased with FTR-Kawasaki package.

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Carmelo loves Lappers - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 3:01 PM

It has got to be a tough row to go from Podium Contender on the Tech 3 to riding this garbage at the tail end of the field. If Dorna really wanted to improve the show they would juggle the schedules a bit and allow Superbikes with Carbon Brakes and a bit of a weight allowance to compete at certain rounds. Christ at Aragon just now Lorenzo was slower than the Superbikes. Bin the CRT's and allow the Superbikes the trick bits and I think you would see a lot better turn- out. Do it in the Guise of Match racing or? Give the sponsors a taste of what life could be like in the big show and you might just get a few more folks coming around wanting to run full time in MotoGP. Because this CRT shlt is not now, nor has it ever, worked! And who wouldn't love to see Tom Sykes, or Johnny Rea mugging Marc Marquez at a race near you?

another round - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 3:50 PM

I guess if he's going to stick the GP thing out, I hope this Kawi-powered, Causeless Racing Turd is at least somewhat better than what he was on before. It is saddening to watch Edwards dorking around at the tail end. Having to watch out for prototypes that are lapping him? Pathetic.


November 15, 2012 4:29 PM

Allow the superbikes to run the trick bits? Do that an Superbikes would cost more to run than GP bikes. The reason superbikes are faster than CRTs is the cost of building all those engines. Add the trick GP bits to them as well and they would cost a fortune.

CRT is a low cost way of chassis contructors to get into the class ahead of Moto1. What the FIM/Dorna are hoping for is a grid full of chassis built by independent constructors running full fat factory engines. I don't think they will ban full fat factory entries to achieve this. More likely they will just gradually make MSMA entries slower while allowing what are currently CRT teams to run full factory engines (without the new fuel restrictions etc.) so that they will be faster. Thus they will effectively eliminate direct MSMA entries and encouraging the factories to supply engines to the current CRT field.

Not sure, however, that they can build an F1 style infrastructure that has built up over decades in just five years.

CRT - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 4:41 PM

If they would remove the number of engine restrictions on the CRT machines they would be more competitive.

Not winning a race competitive, but at least faster.

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