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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hohoho - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 1:45 AM

There are ways to make Moto GP bikes much more cost effective than turning Moto GP into a wannabe superbike class.

There's no point. We already have WSBK and it's great. It will remain great unless this Mexicant screws it up along with Moto GP.

Moto GP is supposed to be prototypes, not factory production based bikes or anything near that.

Tired of this Mexicant destroying Moto GP and slowing the bikes down, etc.


btw - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 1:52 AM

Btw, the Mexicant has to say CRT's are a big success because he can't admit to the world it's a failure and a bore. Sponsors would run away.

Because of the low cost CRTs are here to stay and will likely be the full grid in 3 years or less.

CRTs can provide great racing as long as they are the fastest bikes out there (no prototypes) but this Mexicant needs to stop slowing down the bikes. What a *****.

Racing is dangerous idiot. Stop slowing down the bikes.


Zaiken - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:10 AM

@Hohoho, Ezpeleta is not mexican, he is spanish, a person than dont have a clue for maintain a good spectacle and a reasonable cost, not satisfied enough ruining for lot time motoGP, he can't wait for put is hands ruining SBK, he is like the king midas, but he dont convert in gold everything he touches, instead he ruin everything he touches.

some1 - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:27 AM

The scale of success that Ezpeleta use to measure the CRT for 2012 is based on how much money he able to drained from your pocket into his bank account.

If he put scooters to replace the prototypes bike and say it a motogp class, you all still paying to watch it without bother to check your reality levels. You still pay the same for a lots less for motogp weekend.

Dr Who - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 6:50 AM

I guess Carmelo E is having trouble with his short term memory.
If CRT is so good why is he talking only about the final race instead of pointing out successes in all of the race it's because there aren't.
WSBK bikes are already faster than some of the prototype bikes on the MotoGP grid and it's just too bad that Carmelo bought his competition with the WSBK series under his wings. WSBK is all what MotoGP isn't better races, better riders, more bikes and a lot of competitive bikes.
I'm just wondering how Carmelo came up with CRT entries, a couple of years ago the WCM Harris failed because it had an R1 based engine and the rules said it have to be a prototype engine. Carmelo makes the most dodgy rules and turn them back 2 years later he wants more bikes but he doesn't want Suzuki back. Carmelo must have got brown eyes....

Eddy - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 6:58 AM

The 2012 season with the CRT bikes marked the end as we know it of the premier class in Grand Prix racing.
From the inception of the (then)500cc World Champion class the event had a two tier structure with exotic works machinery and privateer machines that occasionally gave the works machines a run for their money.
The performance gulf between the tiers is now too great and the racing is often quite boring. The CRT machines have diluted the class so much that the true flavour is lost. Dilute it any more and you have destroyed the class by removing the exotica. There is no easy solution to the high costs in hard economic times but Moto1 & 2 does produce great racing.

Doctor Who - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 7:06 AM


With the 2 strokes you had 4 and 2 cylinders and the amount of fuel were the same, only thing was the 2 cylinders had approx. 50 bhp less.
There wasn't a limit on engines so this are your answers about CRT bikes don't getting lapped.
Give them their equal amount of fuel and 10 engines per season without engines counted for testing and trust me the CRT's will be lapped a couple of times.
It's not that the CRT's are looking good, they made the prototypes looking bad.
Coming season there are more steps being made to making them look bad because they dropped another engine from the allocation so engines have to be more durable. Developing such an engine costs money and I thought it was to make MotoGP cheaper.

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