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Catalunya MotoGP: Lorenzo not worried by engine ‘observation’

Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow also felt the new chassis was a step back after running the frame in Monday's Catalunya test.

“I tested a new chassis that Jorge used at the first couple of races and it isn't any better than the frame I am on,” said the Englishman. “I did the whole day on the new frame and braking stability was better but in other areas it didn't feel quite as good.

“At the end I went out again on my old chassis and was immediately as fast as before and I was using a set of tyres that had already done 25-laps... I will continue to use that frame.”

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June 20, 2013 5:21 PM

Interesting discussion. Motor racing has always been about developing technology through competition. That means periods where one manufacturer (eg MV, Honda or Yamaha) can dominate. In the last 10 years, apart from Stoner winning notably on the Ducati, Yamaha has pretty much ruled. Although Rossi (or JB, his other mouthpiece) said it's 80% rider, 20% bike, it is still more interesting having the twist to the game. Personally, I'd like to see a full grid of prototypes, with riders chosen on their riding merits...rather than marketing merits or their sponsorship money.


June 19, 2013 5:53 PM
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CRT Cal also take is part on the decisions if somethingh is good or not has i see.. If not why Yamaha would let Cal test there latest spec 2 2013 chassi? do opinian of Lorenzo and Rossi are not enaught? i think that since Ben spies enter on Tech 3 the relation with yamaha has been much more close, and also since Yamaha know that Honda has other 2 teams like LCR with factory material and Gresini making points for the manufacter Champion and yamaha only have Tech 3, i think yamaha is allways making shure that what tech 3 has is really good enaught to fight for good numbers or even chanllage the factory bikes, last year Dovi did very well, this year the clear number one rider at yamaha is Cal, yamaha will know how to support Cal to let him keep is performance.. and in the end Lorenzo vs Cal in terms of proving talente Lorenzo Win he allready is 2 times World Champion but if you wach the qualify times Cal is only tenths of on Lorenzo.. is one gap that clearly show how competitive the tech

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