MotoGP » Crutchlow ‘fine’ after fall


"Small crash at end but I am fine" - Cal Crutchlow.

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whoops - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 3:15 PM

Cal crashes more times then my computer...Theres not 2 races a weekend in motogp Cal. Make a note to yourself - " must learn to stay onboard" "must learn to stay on board"

mr_long - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 3:37 PM

I think he's doing a decent job. Everythings new to him and the times he's managing compared to the others are decent. Obviously you need to stay on the bike and get the laps in but least now he should have an idea about the character of the Bridgestones when they let go.

Franky123 - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 3:50 PM

A few ealry falls were expected really. Its part and parcel of learning a new bike, new tyres and its limits etc. It will and happen and its best to get it out the way when it doesnt really matter so much.

This learning year will do him the world of good. Many other rookies have gone into moto gp with a fair few wild cards under their belts, so its totally new to Cal right now.

Take your time cal, and im sure we'll see you break the top ten soon enough.

Don-R

February 02, 2011 3:58 PM

Considering he still has that shoulder in a heavy brace and is only able to do short runs, I'm sure he's about where he expected to be right now. Sounds like he's been doing stints on hard tires to try and get used to the feel of them.

If a rider of Rossi's calibre and experience can only place 13th while dealing with the same injury and learning a new bike, then why would anyone think that CC - who's also having to learn the track and adjust to Bridgestones and carbon brakes - could do much better?

And yeah, crashes are part of the learning curve. Same for K.Abraham. You don't find the limit until you cross it.

Steve929

February 02, 2011 4:28 PM

Imagine that! A Racer fell during practice while trying to explore the limits of his bike.

There sure are a lot of vultures that circle just hoping somebody makes an error so they can pounce.

Yeah, Cal won't finish 1st this year but he'll certainly not finish last.

Let's keep in mind Cal is now participating in the elite MotoGP circuit and any movement up the standings chart will be a huge victory for his 1st season.

Tech3 see a lot potential with him.

de ja vue thingy - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 5:06 PM

at steve ?yeah right they saw a lot of promise in jt as well,@ don, sure rossis down the order with issues,but he aint in the gravel trap like cal, it concerns me (rookie or not)that hes in the gravel whilst lapping so slowly,rea was round there in the 2.02s a few weeks ago,and he had a dodgy wrist, and only ever seen the bike on tv before,cal has a lot to do

Motojack - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 5:50 PM

Agree with Don-R completely - he is doing just fine and progressing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. While I wasnt a fan of his attitude/arrogance in WSBK, the fact he finished the season out as well as he did with his injuries & non winging may make me a convert. De ja vue - based on speed & aggresion alone I think his potential is much higher than JT & re the gravel trap he doesnt know the track like Rossi.

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