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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efi - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 7:29 PM

I think it says it all that Pierro rather wants to be a Ducati test rider + wildcard bonus than being on a CRT rider for another season...

Evel ken Evil - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 7:36 PM
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im telling you mate the day the top riders are on production based machines is the day MOTOGP is no more...

its never going to happen...not as long as you have a hole in you watsit.

what theyll end up riding is factory teams as normal and customer spec machines like honda is developing at the moment ... yamaha will lease engines as theyve already stated.

the day honda arent allow to engineer a faster race bike is the day honda will quit motogp.

imo ...stock ECU (without traction and electronic gizmos) perhaps a rev ceiling to prelong engine life and keep costs down will get motogp back to what it used to be ...

Thomas_2-love - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 8:01 PM

I liked the CRT class. Aleix and Randy frequently enjoyed me with gritty displays. Then there was more fun like Edwards teeth grinding comments and this one team-boss who replaced his rider after Casey commented "shatter like he's never seen before" Whoaahahaha

Then the toprider on CRT thingy.. I remember the days of the Honda twin. Riders where convinced they wrangled every sec out of it. Then it was given to Mick Doohan for a couple of laps at a test and what dou you think? Quick Mick posted a lap very near his own record on the four...

I really do not understand all this bashing for this very shortlived project. It was fun, it'll be even more fun

Md Zane - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 8:20 PM

Yeh that was the downfall of the 400 not enough grunt up the straight,Brno last year Dani was monstering Yorgi on the straight and up horsepower hill but the end results was a close match.In the same race RdP finished just 29 seconds behind Rossi the top Ducati but ahead of Karel Abrahams,now if ye can give RdPs CRT that second a lap faster he'll be on top of the Ducatis.
It's already been stated the Ducati isn't getting any upgrades yet.
The point realy is if the CRTs get embarassingly close to a full works Ducati will Ducati put pressure on Carmelo to detune them or will they just simply quit leaving 8 gp bikes on the grid.


January 21, 2013 9:20 PM

CRT works in terms of 'bums on seats' but unfortunately the quality of both the bums and the seats is lacking. Until we get the same spread of manufacturer input in MotoGP that exists in WSB then I think CRT is the best we will get. 8 fast bikes and 8 slow bikes is better than just 8 fast bikes (give or take some numbers).

TopRiderWasOnaCRT - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 9:58 PM

Last I checked, a top rider was on the Italian CRT bike and never managed a podium in the dry over 2 years and finished 6th in this season's standings!

Stoner, Pedrosa, Lorenzo or Rossi atop a CRT would only further prove that these bikes have no business on the grid beyond fluff. They are dangerous rolling chicanes.
Their only usefulness was as a barganing chip for Carmelo to bring to the manufacturers.

FFS - Unregistered

January 21, 2013 9:59 PM

Problem- MotoGP is having a difficult time attracting sponsors. Sponsors want their product on TV.

Solution- Create sub-class of motorcycles with separate rules to allow lower price point participation in the premier class.

Problem- Sub class is so slow that none of them get any TV time.

Solution- Allow top finisher of Sub Class to hang out with Podium finishers in real race.

Problem- A bike is allowed in Parc Ferme that did not finish on the podium.

Solution- Slow down the Top tier teams to bring them back in touch with the sub class hopefully enough so that sub class gets glimpse of TV time.

Problem- Top tier teams threaten to leave if rules are too stringent.

Solution- Leave rules alone for now, and give further concessions to sub-class.

Problem- Outside manufacturers await a liberal enough rules package so as to allow back door “Quasi factory “ teams into the sport via loopholes.

Solution- Oh just give up already!

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