MotoGP » CRT MotoGP class 'a big success'

"If any of the top MotoGP riders would use a CRT, I don't know how big the difference would be" - Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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Smoker - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 6:25 AM

I think Colin was actually a pretty good yardstick since he used to not infrequently do better laptimes than Rossi in post race testing when they were teammates. Unfortunately his CRT machine, particularly its electronics package apparently, was 'not ready for primetime'.


January 21, 2013 6:46 AM
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"If any of the top MotoGP riders would use a CRT, I don't know how big the difference would be" - Carmelo Ezpeleta.

CRT bike even with the best rider will never win a race!

Rossi proved this on a factory Ducati... :) lol

Dr Who - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 7:27 AM

What is wrong with Ezpeleta?
Is he on drugs or too much "43" again I guess he only watches the CRT bikes and not the factory bikes. CRT's are off the pace last year and they will be off the pace next year. That they beat the slowest factory bikes would probably come due to the fact that the Ducati is crap!
It's ridiculous to say that a CRT bike was on the pace Valencia was to tricky to ride only when the track dried out.
Because of Carmelo's "different" point of view about seeing things I'm kinda worried about what's next.
But the title gave me a laugh, although I'm worried when someone says this go see a doctor and I don't mean VR.
I guess Colin Edwards was saying it correctly POS......

Matt - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 8:00 AM

CRT is really succes as Aspar is what 1-3 seconds slower than its brother bike on WSBK witch doesent have prototype frame and carbon brakes. Only area they loose is 10-15hp on power. You could say CRT has been only around for year but still. And not to mention that Aspar bike is by far, like (again) that 1-3 seconds, faster than the other CRT bikes.

I just find it hard to understand that we are gonna have this one class MotoGP, but we have 2 diferent rules for people fighting for the same points. More testing for CRT that is ok for me, but having more fuel, different tyres, more engines that is just crazy. What are we gonna expect the real prototype manufacturers to do when these different rule CRT:s catch up the prototypes by 1/10 of the prototype price?

One class with the same rules for all is thay way to go.


January 21, 2013 9:15 AM

Matt - Try 30-35 bhp. That chassis was cobbled together from the RSA250 in less than 3 months, the first in Nov11 was the RSV with a few strenghthening plates welded on covered in ductape. 3 months developement against a SBK that was 2 years in the making before it hit the track.
I watched that interview live on the end of season show, he held a sign up saying this will wind the crash posters up.
Regardless of what they did on the track (how a bike with no developement people expect to eat factory bikes??) they did show the manufacturers that they weren't needed and there was another way. Therefore now you have the right authorities (FIM ha) making the rules not the manufacturers.

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