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Matthew Birt  says:

Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards made a low-key debut on the Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP bike in Jerez yesterday when he ended the opening day one second slower than Scott Redding’s fastest Moto2 pace. The vastly experienced Texan completed 39-laps on the Forward Racing machine, which is powered by a tuned BMW S1000RR engine in a chassis designed and built by Swiss specialist Eskil Suter. Edwards...

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Jeff44

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Jeff44 says:

Pointless.....maybe??

It's ok putting these bikes on the grid to boost numbers and to make them cheaper to race,but if all they are going to do is end up being lapped,possibly more than once at some tracks I cannot see the point,prehaps all teams should have had to use this kind of machinery to make it closer racing and put more emphasis on rider ability rather than just the high budget teams with the high tech gizmos! Maybe go the same way as BSB....at least untill the world economy recovers (if it ever does!) 

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ducatigav

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ducatigav says:

all i say swapping from 990 to 800 was a daft  idea how much cash was wasted on that

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

I'm convinced that the lap times will pick up - hopefully!

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2wheelsor4

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2wheelsor4 says:

Patience

Great to hear Colin is back on a bike so soon. Seriously, who expects him to be riding that bike anything like qualifying speed? No point falling off and hurting himslef further. I think these bikes will be much closer to the motoGP bikes at circuits that punish fuel consumption. WIth the added fuel they are permitted that will make a huge difference.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

CRT

Why is it that any team who makes a frame for a wsbk spec engine cant get near the lap times of the wsbk bike ? Just let superbikes in motogp or will that open up cans of worms?.I bet Aprilias crt bike will perhaps be 2 seconds off the pace of the Motogp bikes proper and 3 seconds per lap faster than anything else .I reckon CRT will be dead by mid season.It would be ok if Motogp bikes are ruled out.

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diceman23

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diceman23 says:

Richard 1967

I'm not so sure a WSBK would be any quicker than a CRT. For one thing the weren't designed to work with the bridgestone rubber. Hopefully being able to build a chassis that is designed to get the most out of the bridgestones will make the difference to the CRT teams once they have been fully developed. I'm sure lap times will come down and like 2wheelsor4 says nobody expects Edwards to be putting in qualifying laps when he is not 100% fit and only trying to get a feel for the bike. Though if he can't get one of these bikes to go fast I'm not sure who can, RDP perhaps?

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LaughingGas

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LaughingGas says:

The writing is on the wall for MotoGP. It's going to fail with CRT teams there to make up the numbers.

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fockyerdoder

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fockyerdoder says:

what are you talking about?!

RdP managed to set a 1:41.5 on his first test today. Like I said one or two days ago the Frenchman will be the first true indicator of how good the CRT bikes really are. It's one of the first tests for Aprilia. They'll surely improve from here on if they can sign a rider who can handle the Bridgestones like RdP can.


Colin also improved his time to 1:42.6 apparently. Once he's in perfect physical shape again and the bike has more testing done he'll be much closer to the factories too.

Don't be so hysterical about the times posted in  the first tests of these teams. The season doesn't start tomorrow, you know?

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

focky

Don't be so hysterical about the times posted in the first tests of these teams. The season doesn't start tomorrow, you know?

Says it all. <thumbsup>

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Tyres

Black rubber things that fit on the wheels ,They will not get you 4 seconds per lap .frinstance Wsbk silverstone lap record 2mins 5 Motogp lap record fuck knows cant find it and lost me rag with stupid internet but best qualifying stoner 2mins 2 seconds lets see what crt does

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