MotoGP » Rain, technical issues wash out CRT ECU test


Poor weather and persistent technical problems leave CAME Ioda, NGM Forward and Avintia Blusens with only a handful of laps to show for at the end of its special two-day ECU test.

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Bigted7 - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 11:39 AM

Does anyone out there know why it is that for the first serious pre-season test all the teams get dragged over to Malaysia, at one of the rainiest times of the year?

. - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 12:28 PM

@Ellis420 Dorna introduced the CRTs to take a stand against the MSMA, (which is dominated by HRC), and showed that if necessary, MotoGP could survive without the Japanese factories. Now the MSMA factories no longer get to write the rules to suit themselves, and Honda has at last made an important concession by agreeing to produce a race bike which teams can buy, like the old RG500s. Yamaha has also agreed to provide engines for the current CRTs, so whatever people think, the CRTs have been a major success in breaking the MSMAs stranglehold on MotoGP. Dorna had asked them for years to sell bikes to the teams but the factories always refused and kept jacking up the cost of leasing while preventing teams from touching their engines.

MANX GRAND PRIX - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 1:52 PM

I think Cartagena Raceway, Southeastern Spain, is one of the best circuits for winter testing. Check weather data for the last 2 weeks!

It is not one of the MotoGP tracks, but at least you make the most of testing time and budget!

Spinach - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 2:58 PM

Trying to grow a market my friends. India will be the next testing location in a year or two.

CRT racing: all or nothing, mixing with the big boys is not making for bright predictions.

shaken - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 3:53 PM

Any of these riders on an average shop bike, for want of a better word, that is a bike we can buy from our local motorcycle dealer would go faster.

shaken - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 3:54 PM

Any of these riders on an average shop bike, for want of a better word, that is a bike we can buy from our local motorcycle dealer would go faster.

shaken - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 3:54 PM

Any of these riders on an average shop bike, for want of a better word, that is a bike we can buy from our local motorcycle dealer would go faster.

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