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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noway - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 2:09 PM

after 2 years in gp and only 2 podiums theres not a snowballs chance in he!! he could take the title with a works yamaha.. If his bike isn't that far from the factory riders bikes and he hasn't even had a win/pole, how do you think he could go from a podium a year to taking the title with only a slightly better bike? dovi would surely win every race of the season if he were on a works yamaha right? cuz crutch could win the title and dovi got 3 times as many podiums as crutch, right? not to mention his were all in his 1st year on that bike with no prior yamaha exp. This message goes out to all the biased crutchlow fans: Don't say crutch has it in him to take it to jlo and rossi when he was "out podiumed" by dovi 6-2.

ash - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 3:02 PM

how can people say rossi is not competitive 2nd in his first race back cal's a good rider but i feel he has more to prove to even be considered for a factory ride

Federico - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 5:20 PM

LOLOLOLOLOL @ realist

first he say Crutchlow bike has same electrics/chassis as the full works bikes........

but to make it even worse he is now saying that he think Crutchlow bike is even better than the full works hondas....

LOLOLOLOL

Realist

April 24, 2013 9:51 PM

@ Federico and Yousef

Look, you can disagree. It is your prerogative. You can state that Bradl's bike is "better" because it is factory supported. What I see, based on results with a number of different riders is that the T3 bike is a podium/front role/pole capable bike, and it has been proven by Dovi, and to a lesser degree...Crutchlow. And Federico, Crutchlow does, in fact, have the same chassis as Rossi currently, so....ummm....yes!

Roman - Unregistered

April 25, 2013 5:49 AM

I've never seen anything from Crutchlow's career that would suggest he is anything but an average racer. A lot of brits talk him up but it's no different than the yanks talking up Hayden. These guys just barely make it at the world level. Crutchlow was on the best WSS bike out there and still just sqeaked out the championship after Laverty fell off.
Never been a dominant rider and never will be...just like Nicky. At least Nicky has a MotoGP world championship though. USA!

some1 - Unregistered

April 25, 2013 6:48 AM

The only similarity Crutchlow 2013 with Hayden is Hayden 2006. Both start their season with the package could win them a MotoGP title. It stop there, nothing more.

I prefer Crutchlow no longer doubting himself or waiting a factory kit that he believe could help him become the best. He is capable breaking the Alien circle and the 2013 season should become the most intense one where JL, Rossi, Pedrosa and MM facing tough challenge from a new kind of classic rider.

Crutchlow suppose to shine on Ducati where he should realize his strength when riding such a bike. But the shadow of his strength is still there even on the current Yamaha M1. He just need to take charge to shape the race outcome on his side.

Federico - Unregistered

April 25, 2013 8:23 AM

LOLOLOLOL @ realist

you are still trying to defend your comments.

this is very funny LOLOL

bradls bike was factory supported last year

this year bradls bike is full factory hrc bike, identically same as pedrosa and marquez

why you think that cals bike is better than factory hrc hondas?????

and just for your informacion base, rossi has the frame from the end of 2012 and cal has the frame from the start of 2012. they are very different chassis. they are not the same at all. and they are not the same electrics at all.

you have been given lots of incorrect informacion my friend.

Yousef - Unregistered

April 25, 2013 8:33 AM

Realist

Come off it dude.

Just because Cal appears capable of putting the tech 3 bike on the front row and running with the same (or similar) pace to the aliens, and beating Rossi, does not mean that his bike is better than Bradl's full factory Honda.

It is clearly Cal that is riding better than Bradl. That is why Cal on a lesser bike is beating Bradl on a full factory honda.

Why dont you understand this?

You are contradicting yourself infact.

Marquez, Pedrosa and Bradl are all on the same full HRC bikes. They are EXACTLY the same apart from the paint scheme.

2 of the 3 are beating Cal and the other is not. Its ludicrous to say that you think Cals bike is better than the factory hondas just because he is beating 1 of the 3.

Its common sense dude.

Its also common knowledge that the factory M1's are one step behind the factory hondas, let alone the satellite tech 3 bikes!

By stating you think Cals bike is better than the factory hondas, you are actually saying you think

Yousef - Unregistered

April 25, 2013 8:35 AM

By stating you think Cals bike is better than the factory hondas, you are actually saying you think that Cals bike is the best on the grid right now.

Too funny dude, give it up.

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