MotoGP » Rueful Crutchlow clings to Motegi positives

'All I can do after the way the race finished is take the positives from this weekend and there are a lot' - Cal Crutchlow

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October 14, 2012 10:58 AM
Last Edited 1211 days ago

MotoGP fuel economy races. I know, lets get rid of the stupid 800cc rule but keep the equally stupid fuel limit. The amazing thing is that somebody gets paid money to make these brain dead rules.

Kudos to Crutchlow. He gets compared to his team mate, but Cal is on the up and Dovi is doing the same as laways.

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 11:11 AM

Really feel for cal,have said from day one that the fuel limit have no place in racing,it becomes an exercise in economy,not a race!!
Guessing from his build cal not the lightest of guys but why should that figure?
He rode a stunning race and when overaken bit straight back,not many of the riders will do that now,then has a result cruelly taken away from him just because some tree hugging jerks without a clue impose the ridiculous limit!!
How many millions of pounds and thousands of man hours have been put into trying to follow this reg,make the bikes finish a race and make it entertaining for rider and spectator?
If there were a weight limit ,with 21 litres and you could choose to add as much extra fuel as you liked,each litre extra carries a kilo weight penalty,when they were saying today four kilos extra weight that the thousand carry overheat the brakes if the balance is that critical it would still be a tough call to add fuel but at least we would see a RACE!!!!!


October 14, 2012 11:17 AM
Last Edited 260 days ago

What a disappointment. No riders's race should have to end that way. And a shame too that it robbed fans of the only fight on track we were getting. After a pretty dull race it would have been nice to finally watch two riders fight to the line. A big fail for the fuel limit rules today, I'm afraid.

Stickybeak - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 11:18 AM

That he can draw on the positives after such a huge disappointment amazes me. Huge amount of respect for such a fine human being. Whether or not he would have got past Alvaro matters not. That he believed that he could and was going for it does.

M1M - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 11:39 AM

There should be some news later today or early next week about whether a spec ECU will be made mandatory. If it is, hopefully it will curtail this interference by the R&D department's who are using MotoGP as a glorified fuel economy test, so we shouldn't have races ruined by riders running out of fuel on the last lap any more.


October 14, 2012 11:46 AM

@ chumps away - Inane comment. You have no idea whether or not he would have got past. If your powers of clairvoyance are so good suggest you spend your time doing the lottery not posting such drivel.

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