MotoGP » 'Poisoned' Crutchlow annoyed by falls

"I was in hospital for four hours after I got here. I thought I might have to go back home" - Cal Crutchlow.

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Tom - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 12:20 PM

It looks as he's already trying to adapt the bike to himself instead of trying to adapt himself to the bike.

Maybe it's a bit early for him to try radical set-up changes and so on, while he only has a few days riding under his belt.

In the previous test he rode similar lap times to those of Spies, last year, with the same bike. That means the set-up is decent. So just working on the riding style should bring the lap times down...

TwoSkoops - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 12:32 PM

I think he is making his excuses because he's not used to being at the slow end of the pack. Let's not forget that he rode all of last season with the same injury as Rossi but didn't mention it once so give the lad a break.


February 22, 2011 12:46 PM

Anywhere but on here a 4hr stay in Hospital following food poisoning would be considered a valid reason for not doing well. As for being a 'Brit' thing Rossi and Casey get stick for making so-called excuses and neither of them are British.

Last year Spies was getting negative comments at this point, too.

Give the guy a chance to show what he can do.


February 22, 2011 12:47 PM

He is just telling it straight from his perspective. It's refreshing to have some proper insight into what is going on rather than some PR BS from a press release. The more detail the riders/drivers give the better AFAIK. The native English speaking (Aus/UK/USA) guys give clearer explanations of what is going on and get bagged out as 'whingers' by the haters looking for reasons to hate. I don't get guys who say (insert rider they dislike) is a whinger because he 'should just shut his mouth if anything is wrong as it it just excuses'. They must prefer 'is good' or 'i had a good feeling'.

Wayne - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 12:59 PM

Do people seriously not know the difference between an excuse and a fact? He is simply stating the facts, not making excuses for anything.

This may only be seen as excuses to haters, and we all know that haters are not the most intelligent bunch.

Should it be kept public? Of course not, why hide things. True fans of the sport want to know these things and the more information we get the better. He is simply telling us how it is and fair play to him for making these things public.

Gray - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 1:13 PM

50cc, what are you talking about man? You seriously think that telling the truth and letting the fans know as much information as possible would alienate fans? Geeeez.

Regarding CE, it seems he has taken well to this years bike, fair play and full credit to him. lets hope he can stay up near to the aliens this season like in 09. Maybe 2010 was just a one off bad year for Edwards in comparison to the rest. Probablt just a coincedence that the only year edwards did 'badly' was the year that spies was with him.


February 22, 2011 1:38 PM

If thats how they really feel then yes, I'd rather hear it. To me thats better than they say nothing at all and snob everyone off. That just makes them appear either fake, so far up themselves that they can't give honest interviews or they are afraid of upsetting their fickle fans.
I can't see why 'fans' wouldn't want to know as much detail as possible. A good rider doesn't just forget how to ride. They may have an injury/poor health, problems setting up a new bike, a new tyre, a new track and therefore lack feeling = lack confidence = can't push. Hearing their honest perspective is interesting to me.

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