MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: CRT tyre debut 'overwhelmingly positive'

“We may see at tighter circuits such as Jerez and Laguna Seca that the CRT riders can take another step towards the works bikes in terms of lap time”

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coffee - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 8:09 AM

next year that is exactly what your gona have Honda will provid 5 production prototype bikes that can be purchased and Yamaha is gona provide 5 M1motors that can be leased, leaving the nearly factory Aprilla's to continue to do there thing and you got 22 prototype bikes back on the grid... given
the Honda's are gona be dressed down no pneumatic valves or seemless tranny's but all the pos crts will ne gone...


April 26, 2013 12:46 PM

I do get fed up with people with no clue saying the CRT's are nothing but a POS. Simply cos they aren't as fast as a full factory or satellite bike with a top rider on board, and a budget hundreds of times bigger, and with only 1 season under their belt.

Where do these people come from. If someone gave these guys one run out on a bike they'd never seen in a WC race, and then gave them a load of cr@p for being slow, they'd think that was unfair, right? Gimme a break!

CRT's are NOT rubbish, and neither was the concept to try to develop a MotoGP field where costs were affordable and the field more competitive by intorducing them. Without megabucks, a geek army and pneumatic valves, those CRT's would suddenly look very good. Its just they have a fraction of the resources, yet go very nearly as fast on a lot less.

coffee - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 3:39 PM


you may wana ask Colin about that lol... tho I can appreciate the concept these bikes asiide from the aprilla 's are just not competitive, yes it gives opportunity for new teams and talent to move up into motogp but that is it. they are still back markers that we never see aside from the starting grid. hopefully next year Honda and Yamaha can provide a competive solution for new teams and talent to be competitive.

coffee - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 6:15 PM

go on and search this
"Yamaha Confirm Engine Lease Deal"
also crash printed the Yamaha press release as well.

btw talent fan it was Colin who said "our bike is a pos" lol.... and in the motomatters artical forward racing appears to be 1st in line for the Yamaha deal. like I said hopefully Yamaha and Honda can provide a solution thats brings back competitive racing.

another_round - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 7:13 PM

CRT... A knife at a gunfight. So glad that Honda and to a slightly lesser extent Yamaha are going to be the reason this experiment basically fades away. Now if Suzuki comes back things will be even better... c'mon Dorna don't make it hard on them to get back in the game. The more reasons to push these grid-fillers to the sidelines, the better.


April 27, 2013 7:43 AM

I don't understand why fans spout so much hate against CRT's. Don't forget this saved us from having to watch a 12-15 bike race. I think there was even a rule staing that a race could not start with less than 18? bikes.

In my eyes it was a good temporary solution and even if the CRT's were too far away from the manufacturer bikes and made races a 2-tier affair at least it filled the grid and we got to see some new talent and gave the oldies a chance to not have to hang up their boots.

If Honda and Yamaha can help fill up the grid with competitive equipment and Suzuki and Aprilia do their bit CRT's can be seen as saviour of MotoGP in that they allowed the series not to die until something better came along.


April 27, 2013 1:14 PM

Thanks Coffee. The article also mentioned the possibility of the inclusion of a chassis. With an M1 engine and a decent chassis, these bikes may prove to be more capable than the budget-based engine in the HRC Production Racer, no? At any rate, next season looks to be as exciting as this years, given riders like Pol & Redding may be here! I wonder what will happen with Nicky next year.

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