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April 04, 2013 12:26 PM

A point about Cal. Its always been said that a fast guy can learn not to crash, but its tougher for a slower guy to get fast.

Cal is FAST. He's also proved that he's learned a lot and improved, changing his style and working hard to adapt. He was faster often that Dovi, (starts were his worst point, leaving him behind on lap 1) but Dovi is a Pro and very VERY hard to pass on equal kit. the fact he ended up 7th while pushing hard for places instead of settling for less was all part of an essential learning curve and a demonstration of his drive IMO.

Bradley could do a lot worse than pay close attention to what CC has done & is doing this season I think.

jallopy - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 12:42 PM

I know this is a Bradley story BUT why is it that there are not even half decent riders from the god'ol US of A in moto gp these days? I mean surely there must be one yank that could fill Bradley's seat? I think if Bradley get's his bike home to a top eight finish he can count that as a good result . Lets not forget that there are two top notch mercan's on works ducatis out there, yes all the Ducs are works backed! Also Edwards will be snapping at the top boys heals too..... not!

James Warren

April 04, 2013 1:32 PM

There seems to be alot of hating on Bradley on here and I can't understand it, yeah ok he had mediaocre results in 125s and Moto2 but he showed potential and thats what mattered to Herv Poncharel, Bradley is a development, a project I guess...he has the speed and he just needs the experience to adapt to the GP bike and as soon as he does I'm sure he can be fighting for the top 8 by mid season and top 5 by 2014.

And Cal gets a lot of my respect, he's a normal guy (not a spanish media brainwashed puppet) who is rapid on a motorcycle, he took a year to learn the Yamaha, crashed loads but showed flashes of how fast he can be, this year he has the experience of the carbon brakes, Bridgestone tyres and power to be smoother and more consistant so fully capable of podiums this year!

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 2:50 PM

Agreed Talentfan.
He may have had some crashes but he also had some podiums.Not even some factory riders achieved that last year.So i believe Crutchlow is definately worthy of a place on the grid.

pepper - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 4:28 PM

here in tbe stateskids grow up playing baseball football basketball starting at 5, n 10, were lucky to get a bike most parents see them as death cycles, and want you you to get a car.... where in Europe, you get a scooter as your 1st vehicle, and in Spain I think racing is second only to soccer, heck thier government builds the tracks if not more... we have produced a few but not like over there, that's for sure, Josh Hayes is too old and the ama is rather weak... what we need is more support and to get our guys over their get more guys into the redbull riders cup.... who knows maybe Colin's kid in few years lol...

kiwibob - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 6:13 PM

Each bike level is different and some riders adapt well and some cannot make the step uphave seen them come and go . Yamaha see something in this boy and are giving him the chanch to step up over 2 years if he can or not is over to him . This season top ten will be target without to many offs . Have to remember he has to work at it to be quick not a natural freaky rider like MM who will be in top 4 straight away is me opinion

dudley - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 7:22 PM


I think Bradders finished 4th in 2010 championship .
I still think he finished 8th more often than not and that would be an excellent result for him.

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