MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Espargaro salutes CRT progress

'Clearly, we have taken a huge step up from last season' - Aleix Espargaro

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Paddles - Unregistered

April 09, 2013 11:43 PM

This CRT experiment is really starting to bear fruit, the good CRT bikes are on a par with the slower satellite prototypes which is what Mr Ezpeleta always intended. The championship now needs to be levelled out and the prototypes brought back to the CRT technology so that the bikes are cheaper to operate/build. The best guys are still going to win but at least the non-factory teams will be on a more level playing field.

Ron - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 4:20 AM

So 1.5 (on average) seconds a lap slower, despite Lorenzo cruising for the last half (well not pushing anyway), and with a litre less fuel.

Not impressed, the Yamaha lease engines sounds a much better prospect, hope to see Forward Racing with some next year.


April 11, 2013 7:07 PM
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re: "The championship now needs to be levelled out and the prototypes brought back to the CRT technology so that the bikes are cheaper to operate/build."

no. (casey stoner accent)


April 11, 2013 7:14 PM

I'm guessing the Honda "Production Racer" will be similar to the Aprilia ART bikes. Why would anyone buy one? With a leased M1 engine tucked nicely into a Kalex or Suter chassis, one might think they'd stand a much better chance in challenging the 4 Ducati riders at the very least. It almost seems like the big Japanese four, along with Ducati should follow Aprilia's lead by producing bikes just shy of the current prototypes, but also slightly more unique than a BSB spec superbike. I like the ART bikes. They seem like they'd take it to the WSBK bikes fairly well. Anyone?

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