MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow re-signs for Tech 3 Yamaha


"Hopefully I can reward their loyalty by challenging for the podium throughout 2013, which I know we are capable of" - Cal Crutchlow.

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RedEye - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 4:23 PM

Not the tired old "What's Smith doing there, he aint won nothing" argument.

If Smith didn't deserve a Tech 3 ride he wouldn't get a Tech 3 ride. Obviously some very cleaver people who know much more than us think he is worthy of a MotoGP ride.
The best thing all you doubters who are incapable of saying anything positive or nice can do is go out and buy some quality cheese to go with you whine.

sad2c - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 4:26 PM

Still can't agree with moving smith to motogp. What has he done in moto2? A few podiums ok.. But he's a mediocre at best in moto2. Can't see him having much success at all in the premier class.

Insomniac - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 4:35 PM

Maybe it is a bad decision to put Smith on the tech 3 seat, but he is 11 places ahead of his team mate, outscoring him by something like 307% and is seventh in arguably the most competitive race series in the world on a bike where the only upgrade since the mid point of last year has been a new front fairing. Maybe it's not such a bad decision?

Beetle - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 5:18 PM

In my opinion Cal has had a very lucky escape in being rejected by Ducati and keeping his ride with Yamaha.
He has to start making the podium soon though or else he may well be out of MotoGP completely in 2014 now that Tech3 know what their bike is capable of thanks to Dovi.

Dovi on the other hand best make the most of his pay rise and not pin too many hopes on seeing the podium again any time soon.

Sam - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 5:36 PM

as much as I respect Cal, but he is not title winning material after all. He's good, he's fast, but he hasn't got that winning bit in him. But I would like too see him challenging top riders. He's presence in motogp is good for all of us.

Compo - Unregistered

August 25, 2012 6:09 PM

OK How many of you were screaming at the forum in the last 2 weeks saying "Cal please dont sign for Ducati" Ok he didn't,he knew what was his best option. Well done Cal, it will all come good in the end. as far as Bradley goes, give him a chance you muppets. He signed ages ago cos Herve wanted to get something solid in place. No good chasing ex MGP riders and ending up with nowt !
Good luck Tech 3 for 2013, but watch the master VR46 return to burn them all !!!!!

Don-R

August 25, 2012 6:33 PM

Given that he turned down a factory supported RCV to sign this deal, I'd say the M1 he'll be on next year will be much closer to full factory spec.

Expect to see more men in blue shirts in the Tech 3 garage next year.

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