MotoGP » Crutchlow sets the pace at Brno MotoGP test

Cal Crutchlow heads a Yamaha one, two, three at the Brno MotoGP test - Jonathan Rea makes his Repsol Honda debut

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August 27, 2012 6:56 PM

Nice of Cal to give JR some tips and tow him round for a few laps to try and help him acclimatise a bit. But I guess you'd expect that seeing as they are mates and IOM neighbours. Not sure how impressed Yamaha would be about it though...

190mph - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 7:26 PM

What it shows is you don't need mulitipule championships and a GP career behind you to become a good MotoGP rider. So long as you show the pace and potential then a MotoGP ride could be yours. Which is the way it should be, cast that net as wide as possible - AMA, BSB WSS, WSBK etc, etc and you might just pull in a big suprise.

The REAL truth... - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 7:36 PM

from the article...

Crutchlow led a Tech 3 Yamaha one-two by edging 0.117s ahead of team-mate Andrea Dovizioso on the 43rd of his 47 test laps. Dovizioso only rode for 31 laps and was ahead when he called it a day at lunchtime.

King Kenny - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 7:44 PM

Of course Crutchlow is good enough for MotoGP, who can say otherwise? Maybe not as good as he thinks, but certainly good enough (better than Bautista or Barbera, and I say this as a Spaniard myself!)

Now don't think that today's times prove anything: the fastest riders were testing things, not chasing hotlaps. His podium finish yesterday was much more meaningful, but let's not forget Stoner didn't race, and Spies...well...Spies has bike to finish in front of Crutchlow, but sometimes doesn't have the luck and other times doesn't have the skill, apparently. Yesterday he fried the clutch, and after it recovered he took the M1 into the gravel, rubber side up. So another day in the office for poor old Ben.


August 27, 2012 7:45 PM

I think it also shows Yamaha are starting to dribble some data-parts to Cal now that Dovi & Spies are clearly out of the picture.Not taking anything away from Cal he is riding great..this time last year I thought he was done in MoToGP.

GoForIt - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 8:04 PM

Spies completed 15 laps. Let's see, no new parts remainder of season, beat up from last 3 outings, spoken to like a dog. Can't blame him.

Good on Cal, keeping at the pointy end. I was truly afraid he was going to bin it toward the end of the race, so he has proved me wrong. I must agree though, the other racers might have simply been testing, I think Cal was just high on life, comfortable, and wanted to underline his name.

Lazareth - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 8:09 PM

Icing on the cake for Cals best weekend yet. I was worried about the possible move to Ducati - more money perhaps but less points 'for sure'

I'm looking forward to seeing Cal and Rossi trading blows next year.

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