MotoGP » Abraham Sr: CRT not a step backwards


“The transition from prototype is not a step backwards but rather a side-step" - Karel Abraham Sr.

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TalentFan

January 28, 2013 4:29 PM

"the last time the championship was open was in the 1950s. Since then, there's rarely been more than a couple of manufacturers capable of winning."

That doesn't mean we have to KEEP on with more of the same now does it? MotoGP needs a RADICAL change all that is happening is it is being slowly suffocated out of existence by the current status quo - the global economic meltdown has just made that more visible.

As Prof-x says, HRC / Yam factory & Repsol have a vested interest in making sure they win - so that HAS to mean that they have NO SAY in how MotoGP is run. Instead, they have a HUGE SAY in how it is run, so they can veto changes that benefit MotoGP as a whole, but make it harder for them to guarantee victory.

shamarone

January 28, 2013 9:01 PM

re: "They need to either add a decent dose of hp to the CRTs, or run them as a separate category until they can."

or... just sh@#t can 'em altogether as will be the case come 2014. in continuing to talk about CRT we are literally and figuratively beating the proverbial "dead horse".

re: "BTW, if you really want to save MotoGP"

you're assuming that it can be saved. perhaps evolution has spoken and MotoGP has been selected for extinction...? if this is the case, then any attempts to save it will fail and all's you're doing is buying time. not saying this is the case, but had you considered that option...?

TalentFan

January 28, 2013 9:57 PM
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"you're assuming that it can be saved. perhaps evolution has spoken and MotoGP has been selected for extinction...?"

I certainly have considered that MotoGP could easily die out. However I don't consider that this might have to be due to 'evolution', but rather due to strangulation and constriction. MotoGP is being prevented from growing & thriving by the suffocating and stunting effect of the Factory mindset, insisting MotoGP stays on a technological and expensive path to a dead-end (or a sheer cliff).

I know I bash on about it, but I'm just hoping enough people will wake up to help MotoGP change course before its too late.

I really do think the CRT direction could have been inspired - but the Fans are too short-sighted, and so the Mfr's have been able to bury CRT due to lack of fan support IMO.

TalentFan

January 28, 2013 10:35 PM

Suzuki want to TEST this season in MotoGP, but want to make no firm commitment to return. You gotta woder why this is.
IMO it can only be that Suzuki need to get a yardstick of just what potential there is in their MotoGP bike to be truly competitive pretty much out of the box with Yam / HRC. They don't want to commit to a return, as if the bike isn't already on the pace, they know the testing restrictions and Yam/HRC's condition makes GETTING competitive while in the spotlight of racing is impossible & will just make Suzuki look bad - & they'll abandon any notion of a full factory return immediately.
HRC may have put things in place to kill off the threat of CRT, but no other Mfr's will join - so the nails are being readied to hammer the coffin lid closed on MotoGP - its just a matter of time as it is now.
The bad joke is that 'fans' think that Ezpeleta is the loon for the CRT concept! Extra Honda Satellite bikes won't do anything positive long-term for MotoGP.

fry - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 5:06 AM

I'm not buying it. There is no way the satellite ducatis will finish behind the crt's this year. going from a sat ducati to a crt is in fact a downgrade. don't try to act like you didn't want to get junior another year on that ducati abe sr. you had no choice. it was crt or no motogp ride. has a little something to do with TALENT. I'm not hating though, I give abe an A for effort, but a D for ability.

RSMick

January 29, 2013 8:39 AM

Abraham Snr did not amass his wealth and business by being stupid, 3m for a Ducati that will receive no developement and you give back, or 1m for CRT that with a little more developement can get the same result. Also needs a bit from Aprilia to make a decent engine, apparantly at the end of the year Aspar were running gear driven Cams but reliability at the power needed is a big problem. Aprilia best work on that or next year WSB will be a totally different story for them. No Aprilia's up front in SStock.

For KA its a good decision, slow down to move forward and rebuild. I am sure Mr Ezpeleta gave them the same advise as they did to Peter Clifford, however the manufacturers did't come up with their promise, then there was no fallback, now there is.

mt - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 9:10 AM

It's funny that CRT is basically an Aprilia class. Wasn't that the main reason for 125's and 250's getting the axe? How long before CRT gets the axe?

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