MotoGP » Espargaro outpaces five factory prototypes


'The flowing corner layout is useful for us here. It's the first time that we are so close to the top factory bikes' - Aleix Espargaro

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dacron

June 28, 2013 6:21 PM

go get em mate , the most impressive rider so far this year , this is the first race weekend i actually got great enjoyment watching the crt bikes , they were going off everywhere.

Budge

June 28, 2013 7:17 PM

Whilst not taking away anything from Nicky and Dovi, if you were to take random high race places and good qualifying positions out of the equation, surely it would be better for Ducati to buy a couple of CRT Aprillias and paint them red, at least they would be consistent.

DJfromTJ

June 29, 2013 2:00 AM

The only thing that the bike lacks is straight line speed, 10 more KMph and the bike will be a constant front pace runner. Don't be fool by the CRT title, Aprilia is doing this on purpose, they are running a factory bike with a detuned engine, they know that if they put a better motor in it the other factories are gonna cry foul and they will be force to abide by the regular prototype rules, that means less fuel, less engine and less help from Dorna. I still have to admit that the riding and maturity and consistency of Aleix is most impressive, when Aprilia finally comes out from their hiding behind a CRT, to a full prototype headed by Aleix, they are gonna be championship caliber team. Mark my words

R6Ryder

July 02, 2013 12:36 AM

Sure would be nice if aprilia said "screw the CRT BS" and entered the series with a full factory team with full prototype machine. From the looks of it the got all areas covered except the engine. Which obviously under the CRT rules they are probably already at the max. They have to make 12 production engines last a season. I bet The aprilia WSBK team uses 2x that . So the fact they they are just as fast with the CRT makes me think with a good motor they could for sure be in it.. Or therabouts

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