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Old 02-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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CRTs not so slow afterall!?!
Randy De Puniet did a 1:40.9 on his Ape CRT bike at Jerez in testing yesterday, which is only 1.2sec off the track record!?! Seems like they are getting closer. What if he beats a Duc MotoGP bike??

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Those Aprilias seem to be pretty well sorted.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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What if Aprilia brought the engine of the RS3 Cube from retirement. Bike was shit, but the engine was awesome (240-260 hp at 990cc, Ducati has 250hp), Crt requires prototype chasis, so it still would be legal. That would have probably given CRT teams a real fighting chance.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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You know that CRT stands for "Claiming Rule Team", right? And the idea of a claiming rule is that any one of the manufacturers can buy a CRT engine for about $25k at any time during the season? Do you really think that Aprilia wants to sell a Cube angine and it's related technology to Honda or Yamaha for $25k?!? I don't think so, besides it would be unlikely that a factory MotoGP engine would be approved as a CRT anyway.

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What if Aprilia brought the engine of the RS3 Cube from retirement. Bike was shit, but the engine was awesome (240-260 hp at 990cc, Ducati has 250hp), Crt requires prototype chasis, so it still would be legal. That would have probably given CRT teams a real fighting chance.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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I don't think Aprilia has to worry about ANYONE wanting the Cube engine for $25k....

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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What do you mean, that thing was HOT!?!


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