MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Crutchlow maintains top five record

'I was fast all weekend but after the two crashes yesterday I think it's a very good result to remain the best of the rest' - Cal Crutchlow

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 8:54 PM

Hope Cal takes it to WSBK before he gets best of the rest moniker. Didnt work to well for Colin, wont work well for Cal if he wants to win a world championship.

knickers - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:34 PM

let me guess.. he would do sooooo much better if only he had a factory spec bike. he's a good rider no doubt, but only that. not a spectacular talent by any means. I believe we've seen his best and until he gets even half as many podiums as dovi did last year (on the same bike as cal!!) will I believe otherwise.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 9:47 PM

you need race pace to win races, and that comes when you have factory backing, not when you are working with satellite bits and teams that dont measure up in the engineering dept, and then, the satellite teams have to 'play ball' so no, nobody is winning any championships on satellite bikes, or winning more than a couple races.

rab 27 - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 11:23 PM

you can tell cal was disappointed in the garage interview with the bbc bloke straight after the race.he felt this weekend would be a podium after his testing pace.
he lost out off the line yet again and if you watch his onboard footage behind rossi you can tell he is still just edging out of his comfort zone on race day.he turns in earlier than every single rider that is in front of him in the championship and at this level,the longer you are on the side of the tyre,the more it wears (not an issue today on a low grip surface) and the longer you have to wait to get back on full throttle,the first thing any rider at any level does when they are uncomfortable heading into a corner is turn in early,and it showed in cals riding today.
hopefully he will put on a good home showing this year,silverstone is a big balls and committment track and he has those in spades.he will get on the podium this year,but he really has to if he wants a decent seat next year.
i would like to

rab 27 - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 11:26 PM

see him on bradls honda next will suit his riding style far better and allow him to make the odd mistake he makes EVERY race without being so heavily will allow him to square the corner off and get most of the time back which he cant do on the yamaha.

Ammar - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 4:21 AM

lets assume cal did have a factory bike, do you really think he could have fought for a podium on sunday ???

the yamaha lacks in is good for corner speed and the only one who can ride the yam fastest through the corner is lorenzo ( which is why he could keep up pace with marc )

rossi or cal are both hard braker type riders....they lose out the most to the hondas during acceleration...

even if cal had a factory bike, 2 tenths per lap would put him with rossi at the end of the race.....

who thougt after the valencia test that marc would actually beat lorenzo...just shows how strong marc + honda is

i am afraid till yamaha do something, its gonna be an all spanish podium for quite some time now

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