MotoGP » 'Incredible' last to sixth for injured Cal Crutchlow

"It was a very tough race but I just had to try and ignore the pain and let the adrenaline and support of the British crowd get me through" - Cal Crutchlow

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June 17, 2012 10:04 PM

I just don't understand why Cal might loose his Tech 3 seat next year to Bradley Smith!
He is currently 4th in the MotoGP rankings and came from the back of grid to 6th with fractured ankle vs Smith who is 8th in Moto2 rankings and could only manage a 7th place today. Numbers speak for themselves. Smith does not look anywhere near ready for MotoGP yet whereas Cal is looking very hot!

bri t

June 17, 2012 10:43 PM

Yeah well done Cal.

All in all a great days racing in every Moto* class.

Also (slight spolier alert so stop reading now if you ain't seen the supports) well done to that young chap who went toe to toe with Marquez to get on the podium.

Aegis - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 11:49 PM

Phenomenal ride from Cal today!

I got the impression that it wasn't secrecy surrounding his injury, more the fact he was telling porkies to his team about the extent of it.

He let slip on BBC that he lied yesterday as the hospital had told him he was unfit to ride, so I'm assuming that's why the different stories floated around.

Factory ride hopefully next year, even if it was full factory support with Tech 3 as he seems to have gelled really well with them.


June 17, 2012 11:49 PM

Was sat in the stand at Becketts when Cal crashed and he was down for a long time, to see him come back race day and do what he did was just fantastic and shows what balls of British steel he has.
As already said,overpayed footballers should be made to watch what a real sportsman acts like.
The standing ovation he got from everyone around the circuit at the end was well deserved.


June 17, 2012 11:56 PM

The result is made even more impressive by the fact that Cal admitted after the race that despite him telling track medics the hospital had cleared him to ride the opposite was true they told him not to ride or weight bear on his foot at all.

He had broken & dislocated his ankle rather than badly spraining it as was said originally.

Compare this to a footballer who is out for weeks if they stub a toe.


June 18, 2012 12:00 AM
Last Edited 1260 days ago


Bradley has a confirmed contracted ride in the Tech3 team for next year but I dont think Cal has to worry about losing a ride. He has already been offered a works Ducati ride & with 2 works Honda & a works Yam seat unfilled as well as Ducati on the form he has shown so far I would bet that his manager has already been approached by team managers wanting to secure his services.

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