Ant West back in motoGP

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by bikerbetty, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. bikerbetty

    bikerbetty Guest

    Huh?

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Nov 16, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    Ahh great to see him getting another shot.. I wonder what the odds of
    19 wet race days in 2012 are?

    It'd be nice to see either Damo or Alex or better still both of the
    Cudlin brothers with a regular ride in the MotoGP or Moto2 as well.
    Both performed quite well in the 24hr Endurance race at Abu Dhabi last
    weekend.

    If Damo can't get a MotoGP ride, he's a chance to get cast in the next
    superman movie..

    http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/360/PA1051967.jpg

    Nev..
     
    Nev.., Nov 17, 2011
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    Boidman Guest

    It'd be nice to see either Damo or Alex or better still both of the Cudlin
    brothers with a regular ride in the MotoGP

    The jump in machinery is too large for most people from AU to go direct.
    I dont even think riding for the backmarkers is a good career move manytimes.

    Bike racing in AU isnt competitive enough on good enough machinery -there
    just isnt the money here to put into it. Thus why so many dont stand a chance.

    Even riders from GP250's failed and even european superbikes etc fail manytimes.
    They get a ride, but its for Nobody Suzuki and backmarker city. There has
    to be some form of stepping stone.

    Dont know what the answer is, but unless they get another dozen competitive
    bikes and riders to me, it aint worth the effort, same as F1, and most motorsport...
    4 competitive teams, the rest to make up numbers.
     
    Boidman, Nov 17, 2011
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  4. Capt_about_lunchtime, Nov 19, 2011
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  5. bikerbetty

    bikerbetty Guest

    I think it might increase the interest factor as well as the grid... We all
    know that when someone (mostly Casey) gets well out in front, it's race
    over - for first place, at least. The Valencia battle for second was far
    more interesting than anything else - until Spies got in front of Casey and
    took it right to the line. Phew!

    So I reckon that maybe the CRT concept will revitalise motoGP (and good luck
    to Ant for scoring a spot!) It may well seem that there are two races being
    run simultaneously, which will be.... interesting? confusing? but at least
    there will be a decent number of starters on the grid!

    I have what may be a dumb question, btw. Randy de Puniet was quoted as
    saying he would definitely not sign with a CRT team. I'm struggling to
    understand this. Seems he was keen to ride for Suzuki, then they pulled
    out - and the last time I checked, Randy looked likely to go to WSBK rather
    than take a CRT ride. He was pretty much like "I'll do anything except
    that!" I'd like to understand why - the prejudice against CRT - can anyone
    help?

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Nov 19, 2011
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    Boidman Guest

    I'd like to understand why - the prejudice against CRT - can anyone help?

    second rate rides are career killers. Some riders are out there to win and
    win only - that wont happen.. they are better off going to World SUpers on
    a quality bike/quality team and have a chance of winning...

    others just want a pay chq.

    apparently there will be over 10 CRT roadblocks in total on the MotoGP grid

    then again

    "... With CRT bikes looking to be the future of MotoGP racing, experience
    in the class could be paramount in the coming 2013 and on seasons, and perhaps
    will give these early-adopters a leg-up on teams still running factory-produced
    race bikes when an eventual all-out switch to the CRT format occurs"
     
    Boidman, Nov 20, 2011
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  7. bikerbetty

    bikerbetty Guest

    Tks for that. Hmmmm, food for thought. So how does the hierarchy go? Where
    does CRT fit in, given that it's still in the premier class, as compared to
    moto2 and WSBK? Is it a better career move for Ant West than, say, WSBK? -
    or is Westy in a position where he just has to take whatever he can get?

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Nov 20, 2011
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