Here we go again for another year of Premier Class racing;
2012 sees the introduction of the "Claiming Rule Teams (CRT)", the introduction of 1000cc bikes, and the introduction of the Moto 3 class, 250cc singles, replacing the 125 GP class
In Moto GP, the factory teams (or Factory Prototypes which include the Satellite teams) are limited to 6 engines and 21 Lt fuel tanks, whilst the CRT bikes get 12 engines and 24 Lt fuel capacity, have a read at the link below; http://motomatters.com/analysis/2011/11 ... d_to_.html
So with all this change what do we get??
For mine, going on past form, with 10 wins last year, (3 for Jorge and Dani, 1 for Spies) and fastest over winter testing, Casey will be the man to beat, again. Expect a stronger showing form the Tech 3 team, and Ducati to have another wayward season as they try and create an Italian yamaha to suit Vale. Ducati are on the 6th chassis since the arrival of the great man, and freely admit they are lost with respect to which way to go. With no Suzuki this year, we have the arrival of Aprilla as a CRT, who have Randy DePuniet aboard the ART bike. In fact the V4 Aprilla engine is the power plant of choice for CRT teams.
1: Casey Stoner. To strong, to fast when he needs to be
2: Jorge Lorenzo. Fast, Consistant, but won't have the machine to go with Casey
3: Dani Pedrosa. When the stars align and everything falls into place, unbeatable.