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'We've got a few ideas to improve even further tomorrow and I will sit down with my crew tonight and have a good look at the data to come up with a plan of attack' - Cal Crutchlow

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someone - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 6:15 PM

@darren

why swap bike to valentino?

did cal proved himself? he didn't even beat spies record. he need to win before he get the bike he wanted.

im not bashing Cal, but don't compare him to vale. dovi beat cal last year and even rossi on the ducati beat cal on points. he needs to prove himself before fans comparing him to vale.

as of now, if heat beat vale before the 2nd part of the season, i think yamaha should consider him for factory backed bike in 2014 if he can secure his place in tech3 team.

the thing is with cal is hes still improving, he had amazing race pace at cota considering he didnt test and if you check out todays times hes getting more and more consistant.and fast.... people anoy me when they say he cant pass the thing is he IS on the limit because hes racing factory riders and bikes who are also going as fast as they can without crashing.. its not a precession people these guys are better than anyone else in the world at hanging on the limit lap after lap without crashing . lorenzo was flat out at cota and cal was running the same race times . that people is a guy thats gone up a level from last year and is doing an incredible job..... the reason hes suffering off the line is factory electronics simple as that and the reason he isnt passing sometimes is because he cant stay in the factory bikes slipstream like they can his. again electronics..... yes his bikes good but apart from engine mechanics (the performance is all veriable and determined soley by the electr

stop .... - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:43 PM

cont..(the performance is all veriable and determined soley by the electronic mapping which is proactive on the factory bikes, ie can fine tune its perameters , wheel spin launch, fuel load etc during the race)the rest is old hat last years stuff.. hes kicking it for godsake... well impressive

432 - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:59 PM

Cal is constantly improving but he is not a factory rider potential. Dovi beat him regularly on the same bike and Dovi himself did nothing on a factory Honda.

Don-R

May 03, 2013 8:25 PM
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@ 432

Given that Crutchlow is 'constantly improving', as you point out, then what he did last year is irrelevant. He's clearly already a better rider than he was then so you can't take what happened last year or the year before as a predictor for the future. What will determine his quality as a rider is how he performs in the future rather than in the past.

Interesting story on MCN about engineers from the factory team going to the Tech 3 garage today to take a peek at Cal's data for Rossi and JL. Yamaha are certainly taking notice.

soooo funny to see all the rossi's fans going about like a mad dog in blind ready to bite whoever is likely to take a bit of his past glory by giving other riders due credit on the other hand.
come on...u yellow ! who is now after stoner you're gonna insult week in and week out?

prof-x - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 8:39 PM

Dovi had Cal by the brains. Despite the philosophy of the Yamaha, Dovi still managed to out perform Cal, but neither of them really had a shot at winning as only the factory dudes (select) get the opportunity ride the best 'setup' bikes on the grid. Its not really the machinery as it is making the tires last the whole race.

smudgebach - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 8:58 PM

I have been a great Vali fan since his days in 125cc but now I think he should move over to let the younger riders get the chance to show their talent (maybe he needs to prove a point , but he has already proved he is the best anyway). For example Cal. I believe that if he had a full works ride he is capable of beating the very best. Long live Vali but give the young ones a chance.

JonJones - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 9:25 PM

Aside from engine management, Cal is riding the exact same bike as the factory riders. The engine management obviouisly isn't making that much differnce since he's able to ride with and keep pace with the other factory riders. Give it a rest already about his bike being "below that of a factory bike'.

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