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November 26, 2011 11:23 AM

MotoGP » Aspar signs riders for CRT MotoGP project

Before people write off the chances of the Aprilia CRT bike consider something. The Aprilia RSV4 started its development life as a 1000cc MotoGP prototype. It was only modified to become a road bike when DORNA changed the rules to 800s. All Aprilia have to do to take it to a CRT MotoGP bike is put a prototype chassis and their own factory race kit on the engine then its a case of modifying setup to suit the Bridgestone tyres.


November 25, 2011 5:10 PM

MotoGP » De Puniet makes his mark on Aprilia

Before you slate the Aprilia CRT bike as being destined for tailgunner positions on the grid consider this. The Aprilia RSV4 started life as a full prototype MotoGP bike and spent most of its existance that way. It only changed to become a road bike when MotoGP switched to 800s and Aprilia changed it to a road going production bike to recoup the expense of its development. In other words the Aprilia is a full on "prototype" factory MotoGP bike its just taken a roundabout way to get there. When fully race ready I would bet this bike will surprise many and soon be towards the sharp end of the grid.


November 21, 2011 4:30 PM
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BSB » BSB explains Croft loss

@ Shep44 Far from being a guaranteed big money earner a high profile event like BSB can be very expensive. Yes circuits do get a percentage of TV money plus ticket sales but they then have to pay appearance fees etc. Strangely enough for some circuits the largest income from a high profile race meeting is food ( cafe, restaurants, burger vans etc ) something Croft does not have so they have to allow in outside catering who take all the money from it. Most smaller circuits like Croft usually make a small operating profit from meetings like BSB but this is a pittance compared to what they can earn from corporate events, trackdays, club racing etc. Sad fact is that if Croft was not limited on days it can have racing it could have a fuller calendar BSB included.


November 19, 2011 10:58 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: 2010 champion Elias returns with Aspar

@ Nas Chances are he will not be on a good wage if at all. More than likely he is in a paying ride situation having to bring sponsorship with him to secure the ride and any payment/wages he receives will be in the form of points related payments. His reputation has fallen badly because of the disasterous stints in MGP and with it any ability to command a high wage


November 18, 2011 5:29 PM

WSBK » Alstare to leave World Superbikes

@ ZeR0 Kun Crescent has not had Suzuki support in this years BSB either, infact no team in BSB had official Suzuki support. TAS had support from Suzuki UK and will again in 2012 but it is not factory support just equipment & parts but no race tuning or parts. Crescent will use Yoshimura who are a tuning & race specialist this should in theory at least give them a chance of running at the sharp end.


November 10, 2011 2:25 PM

MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?

A silver or magic bullet? NO A step in the right direction? Without doubt The different demands between a race bike & a road bike or even a road derived race bike mean what works for one may be disasterous for the other. In testing the Panegale has been described as sublime but it is not and never will be a knife edge prototype racer where miniscule changes can turn a bike from a race winner to a dog


November 03, 2011 8:20 PM

F1 » Webber calls for leniency from stewards

In fairness I dont think it is the stewards at fault. As the rules stand Massa did break the rule thst states along the lines of if a car is more half a car length inside you when turning a corner you must give at least a cars width clearance. IMHO its not that stewards should be lenient I believe stewards are there to make sure the rules are followed. The people to point a finger at are the people who write rules that effectively make what used to be seen as good racing an offence subject to penalties. Without that in a few years teams will have to submit driving plans outlining who & where they would like to overtake & at what speed before the race starts to avoid penalties

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