MotoGP » Disappointed Crutchlow 'lost great podium chance'

'I am disappointed because looking at how the race unfolded I gave up a great chance to be back on the podium' - Cal Crutchlow

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Damien IE - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 9:26 PM

watchd on the BBC and the run up to Cal taking over the world since being the1st Brit in 12 years to make podium. Insane the pressure the Brits put on each other hyping overtime BUT it showed how Cal performed in his 1st year with plenty of crashes. Compared to Bradl's first year i don't think he's crashed out of a race yet. Solid results completing a race and get it to the end, as Brucy Forsythe says "Points make prizes" unless crashing is a nice experience !!
As a racer "Hard to stop the bike on a full tank" sure they do it the start of each race and he's been doing heavier superbikes with stell brakes for years so lighter MotoGP prototype with carbon's in his 2nd year.
Cal I like how you ride, just keep it rubber side down to quote C Edwards


September 16, 2012 9:45 PM

Cal is such a fighter, just hope he doesn't get disillusioned in moments like this. We're all cheering for you mate.

I guess its a tough call to make being stuck behind someone, do you sit behind and wait for an error or risk it.


September 16, 2012 10:12 PM

I'm British and I like Cal, I really do, but I think his chances are being blown out of all proportion. It doesn't help that the BBC commentary team spout such crap about him.

He let himself be passed at the start, there was nothing unfair about it other people managed to pass him. Then he fell, it was entirely his own accident nobody forced it he just crashed pushing too hard.

As usual it looked to the less intelligent (ie Steve Parrish) as if Cal were being held up. But that's just that Cal is faster entry to mid corner, but that's not to say he's the better racer. Cal still has trouble overtaking which is compounded by a tendency to lose places early on.

Yes he's very, very fast, but he needs to work on his race craft as a whole before he can be a regular on the podium.

Dal - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 10:14 PM

I love the way Cal rides but sometimes he is his own worst enemy. He way getting frustrated with the aborted start.and he never regain his composure. His body language said it all. Luckily he didn't damage himself, so roll on Aragon where hopefully he can recover some lost ground.


September 16, 2012 10:49 PM

Like i say a great qualify but still improving him race distance..!! Anyway Cal dont be to desapointed just learn and you will be strong for 2013.. He have all to be better him terms of consistency, Yamaha is the best bike for that.. Keep focus!!

Empty chair - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 6:38 AM

Fast but unreliable. Supersport champion, thats all. Not even close to a Dovi, can't understand why he thinks so deserving of a factory bike. He needs next year to either mature or figure out he can't make it with the best of the best. I hope he makes it but frankly, I think it's beyond him.

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