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Borsoi hits back at Aprilia CRT detractors

Critics have suggested the machine should be entered as a factory prototype given that Aprilia is providing the engine and electronics for the machine.

However, Borsoi told Motociclismo the complete project will be overseen exclusively by Aspar team members.

The team hopes to have the chassis prepared at the end of next month and intends to be ready to participate in the second official MotoGP test at Sepang in late February.

Prior to the official MotoGP shakedown, Aspar may further test the Aprilia World Superbike-spec machine at Valencia next week.

The team is not required to adhere to the winter testing ban as CRT machines are not yet legal for MotoGP racing.

de Puniet and Aleix Espargaro will race for Aspar in MotoGP next season.

Speedmaster, PBM and Ioda Racing are also tipped to use the 'Aprilia' CRT chassis.

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JC Racing - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 2:36 PM

The engines don't HAVE to be derived from production ones. Thay MAY be so. If Ducati decided to build a version of the Desmocedici engine with 81mm diameter pistons and make that available to anyone, that would be legal too. The same goes for Aprilia building a chassis derived form a production one and making that available to everyone, not to mention the motor. If they want to be in MotoGP by selling chassis to people and providing close support to them, good on them. They get the exposure and the teams get to race, therefore exist, at a fraction of the cost

It's mine, all mine!!! - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 3:12 PM

I think the main benefit of the CRT regs is teams will own the equipment & are able sell it if they wish! The Aprilia CRT bike sounds no different, in concept, from the RS125/250s you could buy from a Honda dealer with the various kit parts! Go Aprilia, other manufacturers should take note of what they are doing, but then again, it's nothing new really!

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