MotoGP » Crutchlow mystified by top speed struggle

'We lose more than 10km/h on the straight. We honestly don't know why because we used a new engine... you could clearly see on TV how much I was struggling' - Cal Crutchlow

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September 29, 2013 6:51 PM

U need to try to get it before season end it might be your last podium in a long time I wish u the best luck for next year cal ... I just hope u get paid millions to ride the red devil... But who knows the bike might suit you better than the m1


September 29, 2013 7:31 PM

Much as I hate to say it he is talking out of his rear go to the motogp website and get some of the facts. He was down on speed but no by very much 1- 7 kph but most laps ~2kph. Cal has a problem he thinks he is better than he is! Motogp teams are not daft that is why he is gong to Ducati but good luck to him he will need it he did not have the measure of Dovi at tech 3!


September 29, 2013 7:35 PM

Jambob...Yeah, everyone thought the sun came out of his ar..e. this year forgetting that the M1 much improved and that Dovi had his number last year. Suddenly Dovi was a 'weak' racer and Cal an 'alien', no - I don't think so.


September 29, 2013 7:35 PM
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Careful Cal, announcing to the World via the BBC that Yamaha are deliberately giving you inferior equipment is not a good move, even if there are only three races left.

After Nicky's stylish Q&A on Crash I think Ducati/Audi will be very nervous about you.


September 29, 2013 7:58 PM

Haha Cal...if you think the M1 is slow, wait 'til you geta loada Desmo...! Get your excuses ready.

I dont think his list of excuses will be any longer than the other riders who have tried to tame the Bologna Beast eh mate?


September 29, 2013 8:06 PM

IMHO Cal is nothing special as a rider and if anything, is just about average in his riding skill. Before he secured a contract for next year he rode out of his skin - basically punching above his weight - to ensure he stood a chance to get a factory ride.

We have seen many riders before who did exactly the same when it came to decision time for signing new contracts. Cal trying to compare himself to Valentino Rossi is like the biggest joke in MotoGP these days.

Cal's comments to the BBC straight after the race was totally out of order, and I for one have lost all respect for him. To accuse Yamaha of a conspiracy, indicating that Yamaha is now throwing more support behind Bradley, is/was totally unfounded and more than a little ungrateful - if not totally uncalled-for.

Get real Cal! And please prove me wrong next year.


September 29, 2013 8:23 PM

To all those bashing Cal i ask a simple question.
Who would be doing a better job on the T3 Yamaha?
Bearing in mind the only guys ahead of him in the championship are Marc,Jorge,Val and Dani.
To be doing a better job than Cal,he would have to be in at least 4th place in the championship.
So who do you think would be able to achieve that?


September 29, 2013 8:36 PM

@hoppy, here's a few names. A Espargaro, Melandri, Rea, Redding, Dovi, Hayden, Laverty, Biaggi. What everybody is sick to death with is his moaning, whether it is the underseat tank (that turned out to be a disaster) or this constant, not a factory bike etc. the Ducati is a factory bike, I know, and he will soon find out himself, which one is better

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