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July 31, 2012 1:56 PM

MotoGP » Ducati MotoGP debut for Scott Redding


Why are people having a bash at Bradley? Recently he's been just as quick as Scott and it's widely acknowledged that the Tech 3 Mistral isn't as sorted as the Kalex, Suter etc etc... Marquez is going to a factory bike next year and Bradl is doing the business this year. With the exception of Mr Elias Moto2 has proven itself to be a great plaform for MotoGP... ..and I think that seeing as it has no electronics it's a perfect stepping stone for CRT bikes with their simpler packages. Bradley deserves his shot- what's the worst that can happen?

Jon

July 19, 2012 1:14 PM

WSBK » Denning: MotoGP, WSBK need more defined roles


I agree that WSBK should move closer to STK rules. A STK bike is maybe 30,000 GBP, a WSBK is more like 120,000GBP- but the speed difference is negligible. 200BHP is plenty for a production bike if it's only running a standard ECU and basic TC package. Retain stock frame & swing arm, allow lightweight wheels, uprated suspension and brakes. No carbon bodywork, minor engine work only- polishing, porting, raised compression. Standard cams, rods, pistons. Superbike slicks. Much cheaper, not much slower and a privateer would have almost the same as the factory.

Jon

July 06, 2012 5:13 PM

F1 » Silverstone 'sorry' for traffic delays


Let's be fair, it's not just Silverstone. I stopped going to any of the GP's because of the traffic problems. I went to Le Mans for MotoGP this year thinking it'd better abroad but it was just as bad- we'd paid for camping but it meant nothing. I've been towed out of fields in my car due to rain, sat for hours stationary and it's just not practical. Only way this will improve is through park & ride schemes for day traffic and hard standing camping with better access. But that just isn't affordable.

Jon

July 06, 2012 1:07 PM

MotoGP » Stoner healed, ready for ‘part-throttle’ challenge


I'm not interested in the Stoner v rRssi v Lorenzo banter, but I can't help smiling at Stoner's comment about lack of grip. There may not be as much as he'd like (so that he can wring the 240bhp neck of his bike whilst banked at 60 degrees) but there is PLENTY of grip. That's why they get chatter! If you or I were fast enough to keep the heat in the tyres I think we'd find more grip than we ever knew what to do with. Also makes me chuckle that the unrideable Ducati of this year goes fast enough that if you dropped it back to 2006 it'd be breaking lap records all over the place. That's development, folks!

Jon

July 04, 2012 12:49 PM

MotoGP » A chance for the CRTs?


CRT have more than a chance. We've now seen that the lead Moto2 bikes are faster than some of the CRT's, even with no electronics and just 125bhp. If you gave Marquez 200bhp and even crude TC and anti wheelie on his Moto2 bike I bet he'd find 2 seconds a lap. It's not fair to compare Lorenzo and Stoner on the best bikes to riders like Hernandez on project CRT bikes. It's a shame that MotoGP is dropping the rookie rule as I'd love to see a top draw Moto2 rider get a CRT ride. Way things are at the moment you'll never get a Marquez-esqe figure on a CRT bike.

Jon

July 03, 2012 9:33 AM

WSBK » 17” tyre given thumbs up by WSBK riders


I'm with the man above.... What on Earth is that first post about? But anyway, SBK should definitely be on 17" wheels- it's a step closer to being production and I hope that over the next few seasons a few more changes take place which bring the bikes on our screens closer to those we can buy... ..and with that the price comes down accordingly. 500,000 GBP for a proddie racer is crazy!!!

Jon

July 03, 2012 9:24 AM

WSBK » First image of Joan Lascorz since accident


This is such a tough break for Lascorz. Forget about #58 tshirts, here is a rider that may well need support for the next few years. Rather than throwing money at a Simoncelli memorial fund I'd be far more inclined to do something in aid of Lascorz and other riders like him. I come from a motocross background and am always reminded of things like this when we see Pit Bierer in the KTM pit garage. Best of luck, Joan.

Jon

June 29, 2012 11:00 AM

MotoGP » Dutch MotoGP, Assen - Friday practice


Just putting Rossi aside for a minute, look how the close the CRT bikes are to the bottom prototype machines. Granted it's a short lap, but there's 1% between top CRT and midpack prototype, and with no disrespect to the CRT pilots, they're not in the same league as the top 6 riders. I still believe in CRT and I think the right bike with the right rider would surprise one or two GP bikes. Look how fast Moto2 were at Silverstone with just 130bhp and Dunlop slicks. If they could shoehorn a 220bhp Fireblade engine into Luthi, Marquez or Redding's bike I think it could be very interesting...

Jon

April 27, 2012 5:21 PM

MotoGP » McWilliams: CRT doesn't fit MotoGP mould


Kirk66 and MM know the drill. 1. The Bridgestones are difficult tyres to ride, but with lots of grip. The SBK Pirelli's have less, so fewer chassis woes and are easier to ride. This promotes better racing. 2. It's taken BMW 4 years for their SBK to be competitive. CRT bikes will take 2 years before they reach their potential. 3. NOTHING will be like the 2 stroke era due to fuel restrictions and electronics. Sliding & bucking is all over. It's got nowt to do with 800 or 1000 engines. 4. Superbike will devolve closer to WSTK (like BSB) so suddenly WSBK won't be quite so quick, and then CRT will comfortably be the faster of the two. Everything is relative and money is tight. As people have said, Moto2 & WSS provides amazing racing. You don't need 240bhp and a 10 million budget for entertainment!


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