MotoGP » Crutchlow 'up for it' in bid to banish Assen disappointment

Having arguably been denied the finest finish of his fledgling MotoGP career last time out at Assen, gutsy Tech 3 Yamaha rookie Cal Crutchlow reveals he is ready to make amends at Mugello this weekend

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June 28, 2011 2:59 PM

He might not be quite so up for it when he rides the track and realizes just how many fast changes of direction there are, all of which are going to be hell on that collarbone. Same for Edwards with his rib injuries. It's not a track that's not very kind to upper body injuries. Tho I'm sure both will just take the meds and get on with it.

pointzmakezprizes - Unregistered

June 28, 2011 3:37 PM

Cal needs to bring it safely home and bag some points right now cos he's given up a lot of them in the last 2 rounds. He can give it the berries again when the collar bone is better. I reckon he'll like the track cos its not too tight n twisty.

BenSugden - Unregistered

June 28, 2011 3:37 PM

I agree Don. I Imagine they'll probably play it by ear during FP1 and see how it goes. He did look sore after FP1 at Assen. Hope he (and indeed Colin) are both fit for a fight! Cal seems to be getting stronger in MotoGP, despite his injury.

I'm watching this space!


June 28, 2011 4:10 PM

What Cal needs now is a solid points score. 8th - 10th will do and would probably take him up to 11th in the standings. He should then be fitter for the next round and able to go for it a bit more.

iRONIC - Unregistered

June 28, 2011 7:49 PM

As i posted last week cal is strong and quick as we all knew he was, but there isn't really much to beat past 6th place in motogp. the dukes are really struggling and are performing like satelite bikes and the rest are just also rans. cal is on the best satelite bike on the grid so i for one would expect nothing less than a 6th. and i would look upon anything less as a bad result. 6th place is virtually not far off mid pack these days so i predict a solid lonely race this weekend. sorry guys i only tell it like it is !!!! hope i'm wrong !!


June 28, 2011 11:47 PM
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@ Destro

AFAIK Bridgestone are still going through Tech 3's data to find out, but the suspicion is that the chassis setup on the satellite bikes loaded up the fronts too much and caused excessive beading on the right side of both Colin's and Cal's tyres. Both of the works Yamahas were fine.

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