MotoGP » Edwards looks 'Forward' to FTR-Kawasaki


Colin Edwards pleased with FTR-Kawasaki package.

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CRT - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 6:12 PM

@ cammyspop,

Then they have no business being in MotoGP. If a CRT outfit cannot afford to run a WSBK team, they don't belong in Moto GP. This is the premier class of motorcycle racing, not a local club event.

The current state of the CRT project is a joke, and the results show it. It hasn't been more entertaining having them on the grid. Give them more freedom or get rid of them.

herpin derpin - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 6:48 PM

the one thing im waiting for is to see what dorna is going to do about engine allocation... CRT bikes dont have the power that WSBK bikes do because in WSBk they can throw in a new engine anytime as many times as they want... factory aprilias make more power than the CRT aprilias... that doesnt make any sense

shamarone

November 16, 2012 12:20 AM

re: "Then they have no business being in MotoGP. If a CRT outfit cannot afford to run a WSBK team, they don't belong in Moto GP."

and there it is... an irony thicker than na-na's homemade lasagna.

shamarone

November 16, 2012 12:50 AM

re: "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."

the problem we have here is the DIY mentality running amok and clashing with REALITY. all the youtube videos and biker build offs have given many the wrong idea. the simple fact is CRT's can't build engines on par with the factories. well guess what...? they can't build CHASSIS on par with them either...!!!

kenny roberts already (sacrificially) showed us the folly of all this, but like dummies here we are repeating history. only in ancient texts does david slay goliath. here in the 21st century, "david" doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell.

petrolbonce

November 16, 2012 12:07 PM

Indeed if Edwards is to be believed FTR are likely to be leasing full fat Yamaha engines for 2014. No more CRT status then, they'll be on a level playing field with the MSMA entries.

As for the idea that the CRT constructors can't build a chassis as good as the factories that's hardly surprising. Honda and Yamaha have been racing in the premier class for how long? FTR OTOH have been at it for one season. They need a few more seasons to get fully up to speed. However TBH I think the biggest difference in handling ATM is not the chassis, but the electronics.

Traction/wheelie control has no more place in motorcycle racing than does ABS.

JC Racing - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 8:50 PM

An independent chassis builder running a factory engine is precisely the idea for CRT. They currently run production derived engines because there are no other engines available. If the factories make those available, that will not be the end of CRT, but the realization of the concept.

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