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Ok, this is the coup:
CRT bikes are way off the pace from prototype GP bikes, but we know this won't always be the case- Nakamoto explains that his test rider is only 1 second slower on a SBK v 800 GP bike.
Seeing as CRT are allowed greater freedom than SBK bikes, expect to see that gap decrease... ..but as others have pointed out, it takes thousands of laps to fully develop a bike.
Just look at BMW in WSBK! All that money, testing and development yet they're still off the pace.
Look at Moto2- how much faster were they in 2011 v 2010? Lots!
Bikes need development time, but given that, the CRT bikes will find pace and be viable competitors.
I personally would like to see WSBK adopting BSB specs, they really do need to go back to basics and slash costs.