MotoGP » Edwards goes 'old school' with no TC

“I knew I had to do the race 'old school', which is no problem, just have to do everything with the wrist” – Colin Edwards.

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 8:30 PM

If only TC was banned in GP racing and the advantage that the factory teams and tech wizards brought the equation back closer to the person whose actually on the bike rather than the gurus setting up the bike.

Damien IE - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 10:43 PM

A lot of money has been spent by some manufacturers and teams building and developing CRT bikes for them to be made obsolete by leased factory engines and production prototypes !!!
Honda were ADAMANT they didn't want Aprilia or others coming to MotoGP via the back door using a modified WSBK without having endured and developed a full factory prototype for years spending millions. So you can see their point and could be them joining forces to squeeze Aprilia and its many ARTs back out the door. fact the Aprilia is winning in WSBK helps that thinking also.
Cheap CRT's for sale as track bikes come 2014 ?
CRT should always have been leased factory prototype engines in your own chassis just like the KR's

bjr - Unregistered

May 23, 2013 12:48 AM

Back in the godd old days before TC, the factory that developed the most useable engine usually won the races.

The sensors are already on the bikes, TC is merely the right lines of code in the ECU vs hundreds of hours of dyno and track time trying to make an engine that "feels" right. Without electronic TC and if given the appropriate mechanical freedom we'd be seeing heads, cams and exhausts being changed between sessions rather than a nerd with a laptop changing some PID values..

Matty - Unregistered

May 23, 2013 1:37 AM

hahaha Only thing you do colin these days with your wrist if pull ya self!!! Once upon a time you could ride not for a long time now!!! Marc is the new talent!! Oh and on TC stoner used to run the least out of all riders!!! Rossi has lost what he had tomake him so good!! this could be pedrosa's chance

prof-x - Unregistered

May 23, 2013 2:00 AM

Pretty sure if you put Marc on Colin's bike he would have already gone to the hospital.

Like Lorenzo demonstrated, with out the right setup/tire combination you can easily look mediocre on a bike.

Remember what Dani said, before this year, he always had problems putting heat in to the tire/getting grip. Grip didnt seem to be a problem this year for Repsol Honda ... As long as the commentators keep trashing Yamaha's new chassis, Bridgestone dont have to worry about losing face or get questioned as to Honda's obvious dominance. Something to look forward to in the coming races I suspect.

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