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Matthew Birt  says:

21 bikes on 2012 MotoGP grid

At least 21 bikes, including nine 1000cc machines featuring tuned production-based engines with prototype chassis, will contest the 2012 MotoGP world championship. Next year’s grid will be made up of 12 prototype machines entered by Honda, Yamaha and Ducati, while the rest of the line-up will be completed by CRT machinery, including the Suter/BMW to be ridden by Colin Edwards for...

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Aug 11

Posts: 80

adam15holden says:

Looking forward to seeing who comes out on top in CRT aswell. Go Westy!

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Oct 11

Posts: 612

revnev7 says:

MOTO G.P.{Grid Please}

        What do you call a championship that isn`t really? MotoGP.They wouldn`t even run a club race with this amount of difference between bikes,{and riders}.And the grid would be to small as well.Once upon a time there were to many riders,and they were forced to qualify just to get on the grid.The rest would have to go home.And you didn`t need millions to take part,it really pisses me off that the top class has ended up such a kin Joke!

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Aug 02

Posts: 2315

Hedgehog5 says:


"they wouldn`t even run a club race with this amount of difference between bikes"

Yeah, bring back 2-stroke racing where Honda had V4's for their top riders & V2's for the also-rans qualifying 3, 4, 5 secconds off the pace... this situation is nothing new but you're making it sound like it's the death of the race series... man up!

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Oct 11

Posts: 612

revnev7 says:


       Sorry,you ain`t going back far enough,and if you knew me you wouldn`t expect me to Man-up any more,got to the limit many years ago.


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Oct 11

Posts: 87


If you go back far enough I can remember when David Essex won the Silverstone Grand Prix on a bike that his brother designed and built in his garage.

You could never get that happening nowadays.

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Jul 08

Posts: 1091

leemuz says:



Despite been all upbeat about this when it was first announced, if this is the result of allowing crt bikes into the premier class of racing it would seem we are just introducing 4 x more also rans to the class.

If it upped the entries to 30 or so at lest you could ave  race within a race as in superbike for mat with evo's etc

It just seems a bit of a do about nothing,

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Dec 08

Posts: 1275

boybilly1967 says:

CRT is a good thing, at least in the short term as the series cannot survive with the pitiful few prototype bikes on the grid in 2012. why cant the detractors see this? It's no different to what F1 have done with teams like HRT and Virgin. they are not likely to win a race or gain a podium in the near future either but it's good that they are actually there!

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Feb 10

Posts: 554

RobTZ says:

The 500's

I really miss the 500's. Never wanted the 4 strokes. However there was a similar problem back in 89 and 90 with a lack of bikes on the grid. The Privateer option was an NS / RS Honda Triple 500 or an RG 500. Up against Rainey and Co on the V4's the difference was massive and this led to very small grids. The introduction of new privateer bikes in 92 made a big difference. I believe the organisers are doing all they can now to make the racing more interesting and to get more bikes on the grid.

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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:


Never wanted the 4 strokes.

You may never want 4 strokes but that is the future of motorcycle racing the only way racing can turn out to be interesting is if they limit the electronics on all the bikes. 

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Sep 09

Posts: 309

Ben52 says:

Ha ha!!

Casey Stoner will a have a fucking cardiac arrest now there is even more bikes bikes to hold him up and get in his way during practice, lets see how many of them he,s tried to punch mid way through the season.

Get out if the way, his lordship Casey is on the track, how dare you get practice laps in at the same time as somebody far more worthy!!!!

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