MotoGP » Smith 'in the hunt' with second row start


"Anything I learn, especially from Valentino being on a Yamaha, would be critical and could help for the rest of the year" - Bradley Smith.

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AL13

June 28, 2013 3:48 PM

Suddenly a lack of negative comments. The boys at tech three have both done exceptionally.
Do we believe that the Aspar bike is a true CRT. It's looking more like a factory bike.

DBL

June 28, 2013 5:23 PM

Great performance, that steady increase in pace each race weekend.

@AL13. Espargaro has the gear driven cam engines that Biaggi used in WSBK before they were banned. And him and DePuniet don't run the control ECU. So Barbara and Petrucci's performances to me are more outstanding IMHO.

DBL

June 28, 2013 9:03 PM

@pcxmac Firstly the gear driven cam engine improves cylinder head durability and overall engine reliability. In CRT you have limited engines so reliability is important. If you have an engine that already has better reliability you don't have to back it off so much to save it, you will get an increase in usable power (it might only be an increase in total power of 3-5bhp) but that's not what they want it's how quickly you get usable power that's important. And secondly what do you think the E in ECU means. They have an ECU matched to the engine, not the Dorna spec ECU that others have to use.

50thR1

June 28, 2013 9:07 PM
Last Edited 431 days ago

Please don't get too carried away wit this 6nd position. Lorenzo out, so that would mean 7th. The ducati's are crap at time. You should look at how close the CRT's are. His quali time is slower ten lorenzo's first free practice time. I am sure that puniet-espargaro-hayden-dovizioso-barbera-bautista on the tech3 Yamaha all would have gone faster.

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