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CRT - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 2:46 PM

@ Talent Fan,

The fastest riders on the fastest bikes. That is the purpose of Moto GP.

Take all of the riders and put them on CRT's and you will have the same thing happen as Moto 2. The big sponsor riders will get the most support. It doesn't matter if you kick the factories out or not. The money will still flow to the top riders just as it always has.

The fastest riders want to ride the fastest bikes against the best in the world. If WSBK suddenly becomes the fastest bikes on the planet, that is the where the riders and money will flow to.

In a dream world it would be nice to have all the best riders in an R6 cup style competition. But that will never happen.

M1M - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:13 PM

Does the fact that drag bikes out-accelerate MotoGP bikes and hit higher top speeds make MotoGP a lesser series? However, the Flaminis WERE allowed to get away with trying to compete with the top series for far too long. Dorna are right to stop that. It's been bad in the long term for WSBK too, as the costs have risen out of all proportion to the spectacle, (like MotoGP), and the bikes are mere silhouettes of their show room counterparts - now with fake headlight stickers to add to the illusion. Only an idiot could believe that the bike which wins the WSBK championship must also be the best production racer, let alone best road going sports bike, because so much is changed. Cost cutting measures, including removal of rider aids, have improved BSB. So what if they'd lap faster with TC, ABS, or fly by wire? I can beat Usain Bolt on my motorcycle but I'm banned from using it in the 100m and nobody says that's ruined athletics.

M1M - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:38 PM

Remember Rolf Biland's all conquering 3 wheeler with passenger sitting in a fixed position? The rules were revised, thus increasing lap times, because people wanted the spectacle of passengers moving about and having to synchronise their skills with the rider to achieve optimal traction, cornering and top speed of a sidecar combination, (although still technically much more sophisticated than the original concept), rather than a three-wheeled car, even if the latter could lap faster.

CRT - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:43 PM

@ Does the fact that drag bikes out-accelerate MotoGP bikes and hit higher top speeds make MotoGP a lesser series?
Posted by M1M

Only up until the point the drag bike hits turn one :)

M1M - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 6:00 PM

@CRT With more and more Tilke-dromes being built to satisfy the demands of F1, giving their cars places to overtake by connecting endless straights with hairpin bends, it may soon be that the top fuel drag bikes are able to lap faster, even allowing for the time taken to back them around to point up the next straight. :)

M1keyp - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 6:31 PM

We saw Giancarlo Fallappa at Mugello, he described it as Moto Pee Pee

I doubt that Mr Espoletta cares what we think he's making hs money and now he's going to screw SBK.

BSB will become a European Championship with 5 years

CRT - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 7:09 PM

@ With more and more Tilke-dromes being built to satisfy the demands of F1, giving their cars places to overtake by connecting endless straights with hairpin bends, it may soon be that the top fuel drag bikes are able to lap faster, even allowing for the time taken to back them around to point up the next straight.

Posted by M1M

I think the GP bikes will be able to win since the Dragster will have to fill up ever 1/4 mile and have an engine rebuilt LOL

CRT - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 7:11 PM

On a side not (speaking of Dragster), someone told me a MotoGP bike flying past the start line with a top fuel dragster at a full stop will beat the GP bike to the finish line in a quarter mile.

Not sure if it's true, but would be fun as hell to watch (at least once).

M1M - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 8:29 PM

"I think the GP bikes will be able to win since the Dragster will have to fill up ever 1/4 mile and have an engine rebuilt"

Only so long as HRC don't see drag racing as a sport with good R&D potential. As the Honda's threat to leave MotoGP for WSBK over the introduction of spec ECUs has been effectively stymied by Dorna's acquistion of both series, who knows.... If we do happen to see Repsol-sponsored factory Hondas on the strip, everyone will suddenly find they have to do a whole season on 5 engines or less and have been limited to 21 lites of fuel per event.

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