MotoGP » Crutchlow ‘really excited’ for Phillip Island return

Cal Crutchlow eyes a top ten finish in the Australian Grand Prix as he returns to Phillip Island.

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October 12, 2011 3:45 PM

I have a feeling Dovi might be seeking some further assurances from Herve after seeing the speed trap times this weekend!

At least the fast, flowing nature of most of the circuit should help offset any engine disadvantage. I'd expect both of the Tech 3 riders to compete for top satellite runner here.


October 12, 2011 4:58 PM


Could not agree with you more. And it is amazing to see how mentally strong this guy is. Older guys dont bounce too well.

It is a pity that he missed the window of oppertunity for motoGP when he was younger. But back then I did not follow his career. Perhaps he had other priorities...


October 12, 2011 5:35 PM

Can't help but think that Dovi's move was due to being pissed at his treatment from Honda, but surely he must have gotten some assurances in Herve's bikes being more up to speed with the factory bikes before his jump. Wishful thinking perhaps as I think Cal is going to make it in MotoGP and both satellite bikers should get good equipment as Yam is out of WSBK.

GoSlow - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 6:31 PM

I suppose the satellite bike will be the same as the factory one for the first half of the season? Who knows, Dovi has only ridden the 800 and 2 strokes before, Cal might just have the upper hand on the 1000....

Siqotsa - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 8:58 PM

This will be a good indication of the progress Cal has made on the Tech3 bike, with his confidence up and being a track he is used to I want him scrapping with Vale & Bautista for some proper points this weekend.

Wishful thinking maybe but COME ON CAL!!!!

FRED - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 11:33 PM

It's a bit of a reach, but Crutchlow might make a good show of it at Phillips Island. Go back and look at the 2008 race where J.Toseland passed Rossi several times during their tussle. He didn't take any bs off Rossi during that race.

Like I said, a bit of a reach but Crutchlow isn't that bad a rider imho. Not going to win or place or show at P.I but a top ten for sure. Satalitte (sp) bike, remember.

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