MotoGP » Official: Cal Crutchlow to MotoGP with Tech 3


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Covart - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 6:36 PM

Should have waited a day or two to make the announcement. As mentioned, bad timing on Yamaha's PR department.

Not really news though. This has been known for a while and the BBC's clout ensured at least one Brit would be coming to MotoGP for 2011.

I don't think anyone is expecting for Cal to emulate Spies success though. But they will be expecting Cal to finish in the top 10 every weekend, especially on what is considered the best non-factory bike. Anything less will be seen as a failure and a prompt departure back to WSBK. Toseland can attest to this.

daveyboy

September 05, 2010 6:41 PM

Would have preferred to see Haslam or Rea get the opportunity first, but all the same, I'm pleased we'll have a Brit back in MotoGP. Besides, team bosses can spot potential better than I can, so maybe he deserves the ride more, what do I know? lol

Juice - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 6:47 PM

Really bad move. Should have gone to a Moto2 rider like Elias. Well, it's better than having Toseland back on Tech 3. I hope Colin stays on for next year.

RIP Tomi - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 6:49 PM

Good move to make before he got bogged down in WSBK. Good to go straight into learning the GP style rather than wasting time learning SBK style THEN making the switch.

1motion

September 05, 2010 6:54 PM

weak... crutchlow is going to get eaten alive next year, JRea would have been a way better choice for a Brit as he has actually been impressive most of the year unlike crutchlow, i guess a couple poles and a couple wins at your home track make you a star...

weak yamaha, very weak....

Covart - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 7:04 PM

Why is Cal getting the nod over other riders only need to look at his results of his rookie season in WSBK, not to mention his backing by Tech 3's title sponsor (signing Cal should ensure Monster continues to finance the team), the BBC and Yamaha.

Also can't forget that MotoGP is heading back to 1000cc's in 2012, giving Cal a year to acclimate.

Anyone that says Cal is a nobody and undeserving of the ride are nuts. (5 poles, 7 podiums and 2 wins as a rookie World Superbike rider = not too shabby)

desmotog

September 05, 2010 7:06 PM

What a bunch of ignorant a*****les....

How can it be bad timing by Yamaha / Tech 3 ....the anouncement of Cal Crutchlow's (a Yamaha employee) elevation to MotoGP came well BEFORE the sad announcement the Shoya had passed away.

RIP Shoya Tomizawa

rattle

September 05, 2010 7:07 PM

fdhj- he has the potential. did u check his qualifying time in silverstone? he would have had a front row in motogp with that time. i'm sure with right machinery and motivation and guidance he will be fine on a satellite bike. but as some1 else said bad timing for announcement

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