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"MotoGP Class - Effective 2014: The engine claiming rule is cancelled completely."

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July 02, 2013 3:10 PM

I don't see how the constant rule changing is either saving money or creating closer racing. Just when CRT racers were starting to get close, they now have to basically ditch their machines, pay who knows how much for a honda or yam ( or get paid to take a duc lol ) and start from ground zero.

changing the rules to reduce cost only works if you stick with your rules for longer than two years.


July 02, 2013 3:28 PM

re: "The claiming rule - CRT stands for 'Claiming Rule Team' - was introduced for the new breed of Superbike-powered privateer machines that joined MotoGP at the start of last season"



July 02, 2013 3:37 PM

Never mind the CRT rot I'm off to by one of those fantastic Ducati GP13's absolute spanking bike that! Are Ducati for real? the bikes a pile of steaming this year why would it be any beret next year? It is being headed by CRT's in some races. Audi are going to have to step in here but it will be difficult for them, Ducati clearly do not know how to make a good race bike and Audi while great at making some sorts of race cars don't have a reputation for making race bikes. Now I await the Ducatist jumping in to tell me how wrong I am, but really am I ? They have won quite a number of races but they have not progressed their bikes at all ! There is something very wrong when in spite of hiring several riders with all the credentials to do well they have all failed. Stoner was a good rider for them but even he gave up because he knew the bike was not good enough and could eventually seriously injure him , wise man!


July 02, 2013 4:15 PM
Last Edited 954 days ago

Before the CRT abolision is made effective Ducati should atleast claim lead CRT's engine to have an insight of what they run with,, may be few idea on where to work and improve,, they'll atleast get know where the problem is engine or chassis or something else... But their ego won't let that happen because 2007 crown went to them...
I feel they have the power,, getting that power down to track in better way and lack of front end feeling means the chassis and electronics are causing the problem,


July 02, 2013 4:56 PM

I don't agree Reese, i think the CRT boys would want the Ducati engine over the Yamaha because they all lack straight line speed right now that is holding them back on most circuits.


July 02, 2013 4:58 PM
Last Edited 954 days ago

I like this new rules it will let the Grid more competitive but in the end is more less the same story it will only be more hard for Ducati if they dont find the way of build one better Motogp bike..!!

this is the hierarchy on Motogp: Factory bikes
Satelite bikes

for 2014 will be: Factory bikes
Satelite bikes
Motogp replicas

Motogp replicas will be faster then almost any CRT except for the ART Aprilia because this bike is allready one Motogp replica like Honda will sell in 2014..

So if for 2014 CRT bikes can use Yamaha M1 engine or buy one Honda Motogp Replica, they will all be more faster, not only the ART Aprilia..
If one Motogp replica from Honda with clearly infirior qualaty parts is able to kick the ass of the Gp14 on the 1

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