MotoGP » Accident blow for Crutchlow

"I wasn't the only one to crash today and it shows all of us are pushing on the limit" - Cal Crutchlow.

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July 25, 2011 4:10 PM

Yet another example of how good Karel Abraham is doing. Here's a guy who stays on the bike, gets points and is getting the data for next year. That is a good point by Herve. Funny how people slagged off Abaja when it was announced that he would be in Moto GP but all the Brits thought it was great that Cal got the ride. I am not sure why he deserved it but there you go. Anyway, no matter what happens now Abraham has shown his class and worth and is doing a far better job in his rookie year on a much harder bike to ride than Crutchlow. I hope Cal can turn his season around but based on what has happened already then Abraham should be rookie of the year already.


July 25, 2011 4:41 PM

Perhaps Cal believes he must perform at a higher level that he is capable of while Karel with a rich daddy has the luxury of going at his own pace and the team manager is surely not going to put pressure on him. Cal needs to follow Spies example of working at his own pace regardless of what the others do.


July 25, 2011 4:51 PM

Does anyone think cal is turning into another toseland? He seems to be following his kind of path, starting off good but then having a few crashes and getting worse as time goes on? I personally hope not but I think he's lost all condidence!

iRONIC - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 5:30 PM

@ stp
I don't think that bringing JT into this is very relevant.

Poncheral summed it up and i said it last week, if Cal is using this year as a learning year, he's doing himself no favours at all by throwing it down the road every weekend and then going on twitter and telling everyone what a sh@t race he's had. he needs to realise that he is never going to get a works ride so he might as well learn by making sure he finishes races, instead of over riding the bike and looking a bit stupid laying on his back in the gravel. please Herve educate this lad before it's too late !!

wr86 - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 5:31 PM

I think Cal is trying too hard to show how fast he is instead of running a smart race and taking what's available.

You can tell Herve is over all the dnf's. If Tech 3 doesn't get top privateer this year he's going to be livid.

Cal better get his head straight or the pressure's going to get to him and than he will end up like JT, who still hasn't recovered psychologically.

confused - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 5:38 PM

It was said early on that Crutchlow took the correct path by opting for WSS instead of WSB which i agreed with and this was i think a big factor in the path to motogp with Yamaha, many said he wasn't ready, but as Brits we were desperate to have another crack at it. IMO he should cut his losses next year, and allow Tech3 to swap him with Bardley, who has the GP DNA running through him like the Spaniards and the Italians do. Cal would blitz Moto2 and everyone would be happy !! watching that Yamaha video, he was like a little boy lost !!!


July 25, 2011 7:24 PM

Once again, good QP but awful race.

Someone please tell Cal to knock the pace down a bit if that's the difference between finishing the race and laying in the gravel. Tell Simo too while you're at it. QP is no good without the points of a race finish.

They both are fast but it seems that they are overriding in the race trying to keep up with faster riders in front of them. If you don't have the pace than you don't have the pace - knock it back a bit, run your own race, and finish.

Some Riders - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 7:59 PM

What other riders crashed a lot in their first year?

Stoner + Lorenzo and look at them now I think the problem is these bike give little warning when they bit back in it take some time for the riders to feel the warnings.

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