MotoGP » Pirro: Ducati test role better than CRT option

'Riding a MotoGP bike is the goal of every rider and doing it for Ducati makes it even more special' - Michele Pirro

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December 08, 2012 10:24 AM

Percentage@ 'The problem is the CRT rules.

Give them more engines and better rubber ....or give them toluene. Pretty simple. '

They do have different aka, stickier rubber for 2013. Seems that without 250HP you could not use anything but the softest Bridgestone gp tyres. Well der!

Toluene??? Dude you are old school like me then. A big tip of the Toluene can and raise the compression by 2 points, yeah!


December 08, 2012 11:19 AM


I believe it is the stiff construction that is the problem, which leads to the sticker rubber. So a soft construction with softer/stickier rubber.

On past records, I don't see Bridgestone getting it right.

I can't find any good reason why toluene was banned.


December 08, 2012 11:13 PM

@Percentage ?

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

You have not a clue what you are talking about.

Unless of course you are a member of the team.

motoGP is about the spectakle... Because NOONE knows the facts outside of the factories and teams.


Bad choice - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 1:36 PM

Its a good choice because the probabilaty of one rider get injure at Ducati is so high speacly with new guys, that Pirro he will have fun on track 4sure but we have a problem here and is this Ducati is becoming so bad that if they dont change the bike for good in 2013 in 2 years they will loss on track more times to CRT bikes..ehehe

raafrebel - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 8:05 PM

CRT bikes I think are still a prorotype for the most part. I cant seem to find one at my bike dealer.
Their frames, brakes, elecronics and tyres are way diferent to WSBK.
As a previous writer states, they will get faster.
Im sure they will also. This is MOTO GP, not a super stock race.

I would have taken the factory test gig aswell. Proberbly pays more money, and im sure he can go to any GP he wants to and be in the garage. ready for action the moment sone one has a big fall.
what a fun job he has!

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