MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Crutchlow close to Lorenzo


“I was running the same speed as Lorenzo for a long time and that gives me a lot of confidence“ - Cal Crutchlow.

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JL - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 6:31 PM

I like Cal, and I really like having more riders in the mix.

Nevertheless, I hope Cal quits talking and starts thinking. Right now, he is a better rider than racer and he can't keep making foolish mistakes.

Cal is fooling himself and I hope he soon realizes it. Jorge was not riding at 100%. He was on cruise control for at least half the race.

Realist

April 23, 2013 7:32 PM

@ Yousef

Take a step back and remove the word “factory” out of the equation. If you were to judge those two bikes based strictly on performance, the T3 M1 is the better performing bike overall. The bike was on the podium 8 times last year (along with six 4th's, two 5th's, a 6th and 7th and a few one off bad races by Dovi), and has run with the front runners in both races this year (a 5th and a 4th). It is an extremely capable bike despite being a “parts bin bike made from mostly factory M1 parts”. Now, I'm not suggesting that Bradl's bike is bad by any means. After all, he does receive factory support. However, the T3 bike seems to be able to hold the candle. Also keep in mind that the bike has been on the front row. The fact that you couldn't understand why I made that statement based on simple deduction is beyond me.

Realist

April 23, 2013 10:53 PM

@ 99

Agreed! There are a small bunch of us capable of discussing/debating a topic (whether we agree or not) without the ignorance. I probably only seriously pay attention to a small group of you guys, the rest I disregard.

Yousef - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 8:44 AM

Realist

Dude, are you for real? Or are you on the wind up?

Ok everyones entitled to their opinion, but you cannot possible even attempt to dispute the fact that Bradl's factory honda is not as good as Cal's satellite Yamaha. Its madness!

I don't know whats worse though, that you are disputing an disputable fact, or that you are even trying to back it up with an absurd post like your last one.

To say 'forget about the word factory', is again absurd. Bradl's bike IS a full factory Honda. Bradl's bike IS identical to the bikes of Pedrosa and Marquez.

Just because Cal is out-performing Bradl, doesnt mean that he has a better bike, because that couldnt be further from the truth.

The rider is the pilot who has to get the bike round the track, and so far Cal is riding better than Bradl and outperforming him on a lesser bike. Fact.

Again, why you would even suggest that Cal's satellite Yamaha is better than a full factory Honda is beyond me.

Sorry Realist but your post has to be th

some1 - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 1:50 PM

Crutchlow could win this season title if he realized the package he had (Bike, team and his talent). The only obstacle is Marquez. If that happened, his advantage is the Yamaha M1 characteristic could defeat the rookie.

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