MotoGP » Positive conclusion as Crutchlow looks ahead to 2013

I didn't want my last memory of 2012 to be crashing out of second in the race on Sunday

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Count Backwards - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 7:39 PM

Crutchlow just keeps improving all the time.Labelled by many as a man not good enough to be in Motogp,he has proved the doubters wrong.Lets see what he can do next year.Good luck to him.

blackdog barking - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 10:14 PM

Hope Cal can overcome his bad luck e.g. running out of fuel crashing in the wet when in a great position

still difficult to see him ever winning the championship

as it appears the only chance you have to win is a factory team........

maybe if the old man moved on to let new blood the opportunity to try there hand on factory machinery
instead of hogging the lime light things would be different with Cal in the factory team

Alfalfa - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 11:04 PM

Crashing in the rain is not bad luck.. Running out of fuel is.

Old man has 7 MotoGP titles.. More than Casey, Jorge and Nicky combined..

Factory analyzes and decides the best options for their bike. Are you saying you know better than Yamaha? Or any other factory?

Andrea was far better last year on same bike. Why does Cal deserve it more than him?

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 11:35 PM

Clearly no one is going to win a championship on a satellite atm.

Cal is doing good, I must admit I never sqaw him doing this well. Fair play and good luck for 2013.


November 15, 2012 2:51 PM
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@ Alfalfa


This is not about who was the best years ago.

Vale has been there for about twice as long as Lorenzo and Stoner as well... SO IT'S LOGICAL HE'D HAVE MORE TITLES! Add to that, he's been on the best bike from DAY ONE!!! Doohan's bike, Doohan's bit chief... What more could a rider ask for?

Again, I will never deny that he is a great talent, very entertaining, BUT, he is NOT the best in the world. Not now.


November 16, 2012 1:31 AM

@ Alfalfa

Because Crutchlow is fast and getting faster all the time. He has has proved that he deserves a shot at the title. Dovi had his day in the sun at Honda and trundled around to get some points. Crutchlow is faster than Dovi, end of story. He will learn how to improve his 'luck'. Dovi will not learn how to ride faster. It would be good to see Yamaha put Crutchlow on a factory spec bike like Honda have done for Bradl.


November 16, 2012 9:06 AM

@ Painless

I agree with you about Cal deserving a shot at the title. I think he did a lot to shut the critics of 2011 up this year. I do, however, disagree about your assessment of Dovi. He has always been a very consistent rider, and when he got on the Tech 3 Yam this year he was a revelation! He did what no other rider has done for Tech 3.

He is a classic example of how one bike can suit your style and one doesn't. Maybe the Honda just didn't suit him. I feel, given a factory M1, he could well compete for the title. Maybe he finds something even more at Ducati? Who knows?


November 16, 2012 11:08 AM

well cal has factory support this year like Bradl, they told us this when he risigned with tech 3, i hope Cal does keep improving and is a front runner, but look at Bradls rookie season, if he improves as drastically as Cal and on a factory supported bike who knows he could well be top satalite rider next year...but i hope Cal is hes the man on and off track


November 16, 2012 11:33 AM

I don't think it was quite clear what level of machinery Tech 3 will get next year, but I'm guessing they will again start out very close to factory spec, with perhaps a quicker filtering down of parts than they had this year. With at least 3 factory spec Hondas and 4 factory spec Ducatis on the grid in 2013, Yamaha will need to bring a little bit more to the table if they are not to be outgunned.

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