MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Crutchlow 'frustrating' fifth after factory fight

“After the way I had been performing in practice and qualifying, finishing fifth is a little bit frustrating” – Cal Crutchlow.

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maggser - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 4:03 AM

Really dont know where some people get these ideas from. Crutchlows bike is plainly not a match for the factory bikes. Its only a matter of tenths of a second a lap but that leads to no chances to overtake them and probably using the tyres up quicker. I'm a fan of Rossi but sure he wouldn't have gone back to yamaha without a factory bike.why? Because he'd have no chance in the championship and little chance of race wins.


April 08, 2013 4:09 AM

I hate to say it but he flat out folded under pressure when rossi got past him. Its a pity cause he was really fast, and it just makes it look like racing is more of a mental game than anything. He talks differently than how he rides, thats for sure.

maybe his satellite status is affecting him in the head, but you'd like to see the guy rise above it, not just in qualifying.

HG - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 5:05 AM

"Great one by cal but he still seriously lack something"
- Oh I wonder, hmm. Maybe because for some reason Rossi ran out of fuel after the last lap?
Because sometimes engineers throw more fuel to get more power?


April 08, 2013 7:04 AM

@ Rosifan

You have NO IDEA what you are on about! Cal did the best he possibly could. He could've passed Marquez and Dani quite a few times but it would've been futile as down the main straight they would have just passed him again and again. If you watched that race you would've realised this. If he had the top speed the other guys had, he would've been passed the two Hondas early on and been well clear. FACT!


April 08, 2013 7:08 AM

@ Destro

FOLDED?!?!?! Are you serious? He coudn't turn in, there was was a Rossi in his way. Credit to Rossi, he was in the right place, but even if Cal hadn't gone straight on, Cal would've just lost out on the stright again. All his hard work on the circuit was undone on the straight EVERY lap. Just the way the cookie crumbles unfortunately.


April 08, 2013 7:10 AM

@ Lex

Watch the race again. Not much between the Factory M1 and Tech 3? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! Look how Rossi BLEW past him and the Hondas. There is a LOT more speed in the Factoruy bike on a straight. STOP TROLLING TROLLS!


April 08, 2013 7:22 AM

Did any of you actually watch the race then??? Cal was all over the Hondas by the end of the lap and was just left for dead down the straight. And don't give me that about Rossi having the same issue, he also blasted straight past Cal down the straight too? And Guna clearly doesn't understand racing either. Jorge could put consistent laps in cos he was out front without a couple of Hondas getting in the way on the twisty bits.

Dare to Live

April 08, 2013 7:57 AM

I believe that Cal had an excellent race, made one mistake and paid for it. As to those calling any MotoGP riders pussies, you obviously have no clue whatsoever, try 340km/h and trail brake down to 120 again and again and come out 5th! Well done Cal keep it up

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