MotoGP » Crutchlow: I was beaten fair and square by Dovi

'Fair play to Andrea because he rode a great race once he passed me early on and it didn't matter how much pressure I put on him, he never cracked' - Cal Crutchlow

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Calvin Harris - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 10:00 PM

I'm really enjoying watching Cal stick that M1 in the top 4's this year. Bradley is a great chap and rider but I don't think he can outride Cal/Dovi at this stage in his career.

As skilled as Dovi is I find him quite dull to watch and was really pissed off when he won Donington in 2009. I would rather watch Casey's beard grow in slow motion that watch Dovi. Great rider I'm sure but he's a camper.

Cal on the other hand is great to watch on and off the bike and I know he will go from strength to strength in the premier class.

Spies seems to have lost confidence and time waits for no man in mgp. Yamaha would be scoring loads more manufacturer points if then broke his M1 parts up for Dovi & Calvin. Sorry Ben its not working out for some reason.

Hope Ducatis new engine salvages the last few dregs of prestige they are clinging on to.

Good season so far.javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':-o')


May 07, 2012 10:38 PM
Last Edited 1453 days ago

@ Calvin Harris

It'll be interesting to see how Bradl's rookie year turns out, and if he'll fare better than Cal did during his rookie year. Thus far, Bradl's rookie season is shaping up well (and ahead of Crutchlow's).

rab27 - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 12:36 AM

it shows how well cal is doing when i am disappointed at him finishing fifth.of the top 6 riders he looks the least comfortable running the pace they are,but im sure once he gets a few more races under his belt hear the front he will settle down a bit,though i think his wild style on the bike is what makes him so good to watch.
as others have said he seems to have matured this year,and showed a bit of savvy to settle for fifth and not end up in a gravel trap trying to pass dovi when he obviously just had that little bit extra on the day.
well done again cal,keep it up

rab27 - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 12:44 AM

as for bradley smith moving up to moto gp next year,its impossible to judge how good he is this year as the bike he is on may not be anywhere as good as the rest of them.
development is marching on at an alarming pace in moto 2,just look at moriwaki,they won the thing 2 seasons ago but it looks like the teams running their chassis will be switching to other manufacturers as it just cant cut it anymore.
all bradley can do is keep beating his team mate (who is no slouch ) convincingly .after all the years he has spent on prototypes it wont be as big a jump to moto gp as it was for cal from production based racing.same goes for bradl,which is why what he does on a satellite honda compared to cals debut year cant be compared,cal had a lot more on his plate than bradl his first year,and was on a bike which was nowhere near as good as the satellite hondas in the last year of the 800,s.

IanDXB - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 1:12 AM

There is no statement what bike he will be riding, i suspect he will be on a Tech 3 CRT, using a Yam R1 derived engine and their own chassis. Depends on how many satalite bike Tech 3 lease. My money is on Bradley being on a CRT at least for the first year of the 2 year contract.

bjr - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 1:36 AM

....Who is absolutely not the other rider?
You guess.............................................
My thoughts exactly. If Jorge had won yesterday it would have been because of a cold, bad back, arm pump, chatter etc. etc. Major character flaw IMO.......

FFS, Stoner goes from +2 seconds to -2 seconds in 3 laps while Lorenzo's and Pedrosa's lap times DIDN'T CHANGE and you think that Stoner didn't have problems??

Wake up and smell what you're shovelling. Stoner lost Qatar, Lorenzo and Pedroda didn't beat him, there's a difference. The last two races were a Qatar repeat of Lorenzo and Pedrosa clinging on as best they can hoping for Stoner to have a problem.


May 08, 2012 1:58 AM

@ rab27

I'd have to disagree. I don't think Cal looked uncomfortable at all, especially while watching him at Qatar and Jerez. He wasn't able to push the pace at Estoril, but that man was on point in race 1 and 2.

@ bjr

I agree that the championship is Stoner's to lose. He is on the best bike, and is going the best at the moment. Lorenzo and Pedrosa still shouldn't be counted out though. Anything can happen!

Tex - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 5:21 AM

what is that stoopid comment that he has to work harder than the people in front of him.

Maybe he should shut up and give a rest to his busy mouth.

The honeymoon is over baby, soon he won't make the top 5.

Duh - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 7:45 AM

Not too bright are ya Tex.

The reason he has to push harder is cos he is running CRT spec brakes while the front 4 are running factory spec.

Not too hard to understand is it?

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