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RSMick

September 12, 2014 1:25 PM
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MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


amakusa: Its so much of a coincidence Aprilia and Suzuki comes back to motogp at about the same time. Aprilia and Suzuki were known to share engine/ chassis technology in the past. Gresini is a good established team, they truly deserve this.
Really? Tell us more
Fastbloke: Too bad they are hurting their WSBK project to get into this adventure, instead of focusing on the championship that translates into sales when they win races and are world champiosn... wich will never happen in Motogp!!
The trouble is it doesn't, it has done nothing for sales which you don't see a single WS bike in the top 10, even in SB mad Britain. GP sells the brand not the bike.

RSMick

September 12, 2014 12:47 PM
Last Edited 10 days ago

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


RaceFan26: Now if Kawa followed the suite, that would be awesome.
That'll never happen, They have their 2nd in command in the Avintia garage with their chassis and we can see whats going on there. Like Suzuki if your going to come do it properly or not at all, Kork Ballington the only time they achieved anything, that was 250 and 350. The 500 square 4 only lasting a couple of years, they did have the privateer H1R that did win one GP in 71. And according to rumours this morning Barbera will be on a Ducati in Avintia colours at Aragon

RSMick

September 12, 2014 3:58 PM
Last Edited 10 days ago

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


Well for a start Repsol Honda are in team run out of the Netherlands not HRC or Honda, Ever heard of Team Roberts, Team Rainey or Team Ago who ran the Factory Yamaha squad? Ever heard of Team Eckl who ran the Kawasaki squad? Aprilia have just saved themselves about £3m as unless Suzuki or VDS buy PBM or Ioda it will cost them that much, as new teams do not get travel assistance or free tyres. Therefore by CONTRACTING (heard of that it happens in WSB with DUcati and Bimota) out they get a well established team who know a thing or 2 about racing with all the equipment, hospitality, team structure and maybe sponsors, by just supplying bikes, spares, technical teams and funding. Gresini now no longer has to lease or buy bikes There is a reason Dorna give contracts to the teams to protect their grid slots, VDS have the money for the bikes provided by the man himself but he will not fund the running of the team, which will get only start money from Dorna. Get it?

RSMick

September 12, 2014 4:28 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


LeasuresuitLarry: With minimal terrestrial TV coverage & most events in the calendar attracting tiny crowds, the series is in terminal decline
It always did have tiny crowds and non live poor television coverage everywhere except Britain and Italy, slightly Aus. The crowds were never as high as they stated in Britain, FGS used to quote 3 day estimates, have you seen Brands with 60k in? never mind 120k. I was at the first round at Donnington spannering for a sidecar team, the weekend was combined with the transatlantic trophy, and apart from Ducati and Bimota, they were all production bikes, a certain future world champion was in the paddock next to us in the paddock and his RC30 came in with its lights on 2 days before the race.

RSMick

September 12, 2014 4:14 PM
Last Edited 10 days ago

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


amakusa: RSMick if u open up Aprilia's RS250 u will find about the exact same engine as RGV250. And about the same time Suzuki's SRAD (ram air system) was so successful, aprilia dominated the 250cc class with its efficient airflow design.
No if you take the fairings off a RS250, you will find an actual RGV250 engine with different barrels, I have one. If you take the fairings off a RS125 you will find a Rotax 125 OEM engine, have one of those. If you take the fairing off a RSV twin, you will find a Rotax OEM engine, the RSV4 is the first production engine Aprilia have produced in house. The early racing RS125's used Rotax disc valve engines before changing to reed valve then their own plant, the RSW and RSA 250 retained using disc valve engines thats what gave them the edge, and domination but with harder powerband. They may have developed an airbox togther I dont know, but they just bought engines for the RS, bit like Ssassong buy OEM Mercedes.


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