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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easy ride - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 10:30 AM

tech3 done the usual treachery and got themselves in a fix. best senario is a swap betweek speas and cruchlow next year. dunno where that leaves smith if dovi is doing well but maybe dovi will move on.
why do we have this bizzare situation where top riders in bsb dont get a look in but a bunch of unknown kids that won a moped race once get pushed though the ranks at gp level.

Catch Up - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 11:29 AM

This was from Cal in a interview at MCN "Crutchlow, who has enjoyed a fantastic start to 2012 himself with three finishes inside the top five and two front rows in Qatar and Estoril, told MCN: “I've always said that Casey is the fastest guy in the world. Maybe over the seasons he hasn't put a championship together but by far he is the best guy in the world. "

I liked this guy before now I like him even more, at least there are a few Poms that reconize talent when they see it.

Smokin - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 11:40 AM

EasyRide, BSB isn't what it once was. Yesterday all three races were won by very talented riders, but riders who have long since had their chance on factory/satellite bikes. The guys who have won 'moped races' have been brought up in a MotoGP paddock of a much higher standard learning their craft on race machines rather than road derived machines. Notice how the 125 boys who are successful have raced in Spain rather than the UK.

more twaddle - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 1:18 PM

so what ya sayin smokin,that bradley smith is doin better than crutchlow and spies,dont fkn think so,we wont mention rolfo,kallio and a huge list of 125,250 men that done fk all in the big class, never could and never will,we hear about dani jorge etc doin well,and a few,we never hear about the dozens and dozens of 125/250 guys that done fk all,aoyama 250 champ,stick him on anything bigger(wsbk honda,8oo gp honda),and he comes apart like a cheap watch

VAN - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 2:42 PM

Poncharal said in a recent interview that the satellite m1's are basically equal to the officials and that "rider makes the difference". that's why Lorenzo is miles ahead the other yamaha riders. I don't know about conspiracies, but Dovi in front of Cal shouldn't be surprising. Cal is doing great, but Dovi is fast and experienced.

Jammy - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 3:10 PM

VAN - where is this interview? And if it exists, what does 'basically the same' translate too?

We have see the proof of Cal stating that the Factory bikes of Ben and Jorge are 2 specs in front on engine and 1 spec infront on chassis, and also a spec in front on brakes (though Dovi has since got that upgrade).

It appears that some people are wanting to diminish Cal's results so far by trying to say his bike is 'bascially the same' as the foctory bikes, when that is NOT the case at all.

Cal's bike is of a lesser spec than all the other 3 yamaha's at present, so to do what he's doing is nothing short of outstanding whatever different interpretations some people decide to throw at it.

VAN - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 4:12 PM

"VAN - where is this interview? And if it exists, what does 'basically the same' translate too?"

Yes, it exists because i read it.

Go check

You can change "basically the same" per "almost the same" if you want.

Cal himself said recently (mottomatters or gpone, can't remember) there's no way he can match Jorge's skills. But hey, let's all pretend Crutch is the fourth alien or something.


May 08, 2012 9:13 PM

@ted lawnmower
Really? Weak minded? Really? If the brakes weren't any better, why did Dovi upgrade? Let's examine the facts. Qatar, Cal & Dovi with same package. Cal beats Dovi. Jerez, Cal & Dovi with same package. Cal beats Dovi. Estoril, Dovi gets upgraded to factory brake package. Dovi (barely) beats Cal. Coincidence? I think not. It's weak minded to think that the latest specs don't make a difference. If they didn't, why use them? Why race prototypes at all? Let's just go back to superbike and forget development.


May 08, 2012 10:02 PM

I have to side with JustLeanIt on this one. Upgrades can, and do, make a difference. I think that Cal is riding very well currently, and I don't think anybody can diminish that. His push toward the front at Jerez was downright IMPRESSIVE!

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