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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 1:44 AM

As others have pointed out Cal is short for Calvin. He was named after the late great Calvin Rayborn who dominated the 1972 Transatlantic Match races on his works Harley Davidson.

gpfan - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 4:12 AM

Nice bloke.

But hasn't done anything to deserve to be in MotoGp, yet.

If he were smart he'd get on the best Moto2 bike possible, and make a serious run at a title. He will more than likely not get much time to prove himself on a 1000, and end up dismissed without much opportunity to improve and return.

geekay007 - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 10:00 AM

I think the lad's on a hiding to nowhere. He's going to find things real tough next year on the step up. He needs to cut his teeth in Moto2 for a few more years and make placing a habit. I doubt he'll do any better than Cal (or is it Carl? I'm not sure anymore after reading this thread)or Andrea (or is it Hombre).
Anyway bI wish you all the best son, and I hope you prove me wrong.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 12:22 PM

@geekay007 - It's definitely Calvin Crutchlow hence Cal Crutchlow.

Carl (Fogarty)was four time WSBK champ but retired due to injury.

On another topic I am disappointed to read strong criticism of Ducati in todays edition of MCN by Cal. he says "I've been shafted by Ducati"

Even if this is true it can't help his future prospects to slag off one of the factories. This is a case where letting a Manager negotiate the contracts and not saying anything to the press until signed and sealed would have been a good idea.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 12:39 PM

Just read that he does have a Manager - Bob Moore.

Still think no matter how badly he's been treated it might be best to keep it confidential.

It is pretty bad though - Ducati contacted Herve and told him to line up a replacement as they would be signing Crutchlow and only last week the President of Ducati rang Bob Moore and said the contract was only two hours away.


August 22, 2012 1:22 PM

Bit O/T but re. this business of Ducati and signings, they've behaved very shoddily this year. Not only in the case of Crutchlow, who was flat-out lied to and misled, but also Nicky, who didn't know from one weekend to the next whether he'd been dropped or not, and now also Scott Redding, who was given an official test and then left hanging, still with no idea about next year.

Ducati's approach to rider contracts and the whole business of signings seems much the same as their approach to development i.e. not a clue what to do next.

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