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 09, 2012 8:36 PM
Last Edited 1085 days ago

These CRT bikes have had the opportunity to have around 120 hours on track including the race laps, given the restriction in tyres from Bridgestone they can't get any more. Take into account they have had 72 hours of track time available for them on race weekends and how many of them have been wet they will be lucky if they have seen 100 hours total.
Take that new sports bikes are tested 100 times that amount before they are released, factory Motogp and WSB bikes are constantly tested (WSB has no testing limits and they pay for their tyres). Any body thinks that new prototypes can be developed within that 100hours 50% wet, to the level of a full factory (Motogp or wsb) must be brain dead, they did what Dorna set out to do, stick 2 fingers up to the factories. I personally think that apart from the Aprilia they are works of art.


December 11, 2012 11:17 AM

Nice to see someone (RSMick) giving the CRT's some credit and pointing out that they are proper race bikes. Too many are quick to dismiss CRT's as rubbish because they aren't as fast as a developed Satellite of Full factory effort straight out of the box.

As for Pirro - the guy is talented and had a bike that seemed to break a lot last season. When it was running though the guy gave a good account of himself, and that that result at valencia was deserved IMO. It'll be interesting to see what he can do with the Ducati.

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