MotoGP » Edwards takes tenth for the team, Crutchlow 'learns'

"The target we are working on this season is that Cal becomes a better MotoGP rider, even if sometimes he doesn't get the result he expects"

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July 18, 2011 12:17 PM
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"but I think together with Randy and the other Ducatis he has been learning a few things."

What is he learning? I wish he would have given more details.

I look for Colin to have a top 10 weekend at Laguna. Hopeful all the press stuff won't get in his way this week. It is a tight, twisty, undulating track like Sachsenring which Cal hasn't been to so I don't expect good results from him.

Stuart - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 1:03 PM

Anyone see the interview on the BBC with Crutchlow after the race? His attitude was appalling.

I bet his crew who no doubt worked very hard loved them words of wisdom.

Hemmy - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 1:05 PM

aeolus, yes and when you consider that there are 8 factory bikes out there, a top ten is actually a good result for a satalite bike, especially a rookie satalite rider who doesnt know the track.

Anyway, it was not a good weekend for tech 3. Both riders have shown they can do much better so its very dissappointing all round.

Im expecting good results from Colin, Nicky, and especially Ben after all the hype. I think a podium for Spies is very likely. Lorenzo has shown that the bike is capable up being up front consistently so hopefully Spies can start to do the bike some justice and prove that his run up front was not a fluke and because most of the competition were either knocked off on the first corner (JL and MS) or didnt even start (DP).

iRONIC - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 1:05 PM

Crutchlow sounded deflated and defeated in his post race interview. Welcome to the big boys league !! if he hasn't got any feel in the front or any grip from the rear,he will be relying on the team to solve it, thats where the skill comes in. if they all had it there would be one big freight train every weekend. he seems to be using the new tracks to play down his results, he definatley thought that he would be performing better than this and once his confidence is knocked he will struggle for the rest of the season. another problem he has, is that he says this year is a learning year, but so is next year. Tech 3 will be one of the last to test the 1000's because i cannot see Yamaha giving them the bikes before the factory team has had their fill. so they will be on the back foot big time. trying to perform on the 800 this year and then starting again next year on the 1000 will be a massive problem for him. and before anyone says that he will be better on a 1000 it's nothing like a sup


July 18, 2011 3:11 PM

The racing was pretty good yesterday. From Stoner, Pedrosa, and Jorge to Dovi, Marco, and Spies to Alvaro, Hayden, Rossi, and Edwards to the pack of rider that followed all the way down the field.

What are you trying to blame on Bridgestone?? Cal's performance?

dave from the don - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 3:14 PM

14th and mugged for 11th by 3 other bikes right at the death, come on, cut the guy some slack, wouldnt you be hacked off?

Seems like he had a lot more comfort with the bike earlier in the season than he does now? Well there could be numerous reasons. And you notice that Colin is having a few difficulties?.... Isnt it funny how Spies has magically got his act together and Lorenzo is more competitive again....

EC - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 3:21 PM

Anyone knows if the satellite Tech 3 bikes must be 1 generation behind the factory Yamaha bikes? It is noteworthy that the results of the Tech 3 team dropped ever since the factory Yamaha duo used the 2010 chassis again. Would it be Tech 3 is forced to use the 2009 bikes?

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