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November 19, 2012 10:02 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Redding concludes final test of season

@herewego "I think Bradley was picked for the Tech3 team because Ducati were expressing a real interest in Scott." Well you're not very good at thinking then are you? Scott signed the deal with Tech3 for MotoGP in 2013 back in september 2011. That's way before Ducati showed any interest in Redding. Furthermore I don't think Ducati's interest in Redding was that great in the first place. Remember quite a few people have linked with Ducati over the last few months.


November 16, 2012 12:30 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards eyeing FTR-M1 for 2014?

@Ed Honda announced the production RCV before the four bike rule was introduced. As yet the GPC have given no indication where the RCV will fit in with the current prototype and CRT regulations. A FTR Yamaha could enter as a full prototype since the constructor would be FTR. A full factory RCV would obviously count as being a Honda motorcycle and therefore would be counted as one of the four bikes. The current rules simply don't allow for customer bikes built by MSMA factories. As such either the rules will have to change or Honda will have to stop running satellite bikes for customer RCVs to enter. Remember the four bike rule was introduced as a sop to those who wanted to keep the rookie rule in order to stop the big factories signing up all the new talent and entering as many bikes as they wanted. It's been suggested that the production RCV is simply a way of trying to keep CRT manufacturers out of the class.


November 16, 2012 12:24 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards eyeing FTR-M1 for 2014?

The WCM was thrown out on the "prototype" rule which was put there by the FIM to differentiate between MotoGP and WSB. Both WSB and MotoGP organisers wanted a clear demarcation between the series. As such it was decided that Superbikes must be production based while MotoGP bikes could not be production based. And BTW it was more than just the cases that made the GPC decide that the WCM Yamaha was not a true prototype.


November 16, 2012 12:07 PM

MotoGP » Edwards looks 'Forward' to FTR-Kawasaki

Indeed if Edwards is to be believed FTR are likely to be leasing full fat Yamaha engines for 2014. No more CRT status then, they'll be on a level playing field with the MSMA entries. As for the idea that the CRT constructors can't build a chassis as good as the factories that's hardly surprising. Honda and Yamaha have been racing in the premier class for how long? FTR OTOH have been at it for one season. They need a few more seasons to get fully up to speed. However TBH I think the biggest difference in handling ATM is not the chassis, but the electronics. Traction/wheelie control has no more place in motorcycle racing than does ABS.

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