MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: 'Great achievement' for Crutchlow, Tech 3

"To finish so close to Lorenzo and be ahead of Bradl and Valentino, who both tested here last month, is a great achievement for myself and the Team" - Cal Crutchlow.

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Desert Nomad - Unregistered

April 20, 2013 10:55 PM

Its a pity e has to ride the wheels off this thing and have nothing in reserve. Come on Yamaha a third factory bike mixing it with those pesky hondas would be very good for you.

Comeon - Unregistered

April 20, 2013 11:08 PM

@farl enough to know that if jlo and crutch swapped bikes, their results wouldn't change. And before we talk about getting a factory ride for crutch, what exactly has he done to show he's earned one? 2 podiums in 2 years? Really? I can't believe Yamaha would sign a 9time world champ over a guy who has 2 whole podiums to his name..


April 21, 2013 12:25 AM

The Cal brigade is worse than The Rossi brigade i swear...

Qualifying and FP means squat (you can see Qatar if you need a refresher), its raceday that matters and that is where Cal needs to improve even more if he is to show he deserves a factory ride.

He is quite frankly way too nice, he sits behind riders frustratingly long when he has a better pace (again Qatar, far better pace than Dani everywhere but the straight) and tries to wait for a mistake, only to screw up himself. Cal is losing podiums on his own this way...

I want to see Cal succeed but he needs to prove his merit first before he or his followers are crying for a factory bike. His M1 is more than a match for the factory RC213V on tracks where straightline speed isnt a concern.

If he ups his consistency and can battle for podiums i'll be right there clamoring for him to get factory support too

Motojunky - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 1:52 AM

@ Comeon.
I can't believe that you have everyone disagreeing with your 2 posts. This must be a predominantly pro Crutchlow group.
Gave me a bit of a chuckle when Rossi flew past Cal in the last race, and after that he forgot everything he was doing right up till then, and ran off the track.
Still has a bit to learn, and for me this race will tell a lot about his mental aptitude to racing, because I feel that's what is lacking, not his ability.


April 21, 2013 2:06 AM
Last Edited 835 days ago

I have to admit i have slagged off this guy alot but i'm starting to change my mind.
Hes very funny guy and hes giving 110%

He needs to impress during the race like he does in practice and qualifying and not make any mistakes.
Cannot make mistakes at this level, its tough.

Good luck, i won't be pissed off if you get on the podium anymore :)

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