MotoGP » Crutchlow second quickest during frame, braking tests

"I tried a different frame today but honestly I couldn't really find any improvement" - Cal Crutchlow.

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 12:48 AM

Pol can go straight to Yamaha, he doesn't need to go to a satellite team. Pol still has some 'growing up' to do though, hes good, but he needs to chill out some.


May 08, 2013 8:17 AM

@ rolling stoner
Last year Dovi didn't have 4 strong factory riders to contend with ! Cal is much stronger this year don't forget this I'd his third year on GP circuits, the factory boys have been riding them since birth ! Ha

Jamie47 - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 9:47 AM


What a load of nonsense you have just posted.

Everyone knows that Cals tech3 bike is a great package, but it was people like you that were saying it was the same as the factory bikes, not 'close too'.

You said it has the same chassis/electronics/engine as the factory bikes and that is clearly and categorically 100% in correct.

You even went as far to say that you seriously thought that Cals bike was better than the factory Hondas.

Its comments like this that give your posts no credibility what so ever.

Cals bike IS and will ALWAYS be behind the factory bikes for at least this season.

Although if he continues to impress like he is the Yamaha may end up giving him a full factory bike within tech3, like Honda and Ducati have done with their satellite riders.

The factory is already taking note and taking Cal seriously now, and so are the top riders too as they can also see his potential.


May 08, 2013 9:53 AM

Only way for the Spanish to be less dominant is for other countries to up their game. More sponsorship, more support for young racers and more domestic starter race series. You can count on one hand the countries racing moto3 and moto2 bikes and have a couple fingers left over.

Yuri - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 9:54 AM

@ rolling stoner.....'Divo got 6 podiums last year, so unless Cal can do similar or better he should forget about a factory ride.'

Are you being serious with this comment?

What on earth does Dovi and last season have to do with anything?

Cal is on the up and Dovi seems to have peaked. Different bikes, and different competition as well as the fact that Cal is still learning and progressing race by race, simply blows your strange 'opinion' out of the water.

So rolling stoner, by your way of thinking, Rossi needs to win the championship and get 16 podiums, with at least 6 wins and 10 second places to ensure he deserves his factory bike for next year?


Larry - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 1:15 PM

@yuri and Jamie 47, cal is progressing at the rate of 2 podiums per year, however the competition is greater this year, ill give you that. I still expect at least 2 podiums from him this year to show that he hasn't peaked. He's a good rider, but hasn't accomplished anything to earn a factory ride.. If dovi couldn't get one with 6 podiums, how do you expect crutch to get one with 2??

Hemmy - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 1:35 PM

@ Larry

Last year is irrelevant. At the end of the season, the points are re-set back to zero.

Having said that, total points and indeed podiums don't necessarily tell the whole story.

Its the distance from the front runners that can often show much more.

As Cal and many other people in the know have said, Regardless of him finishing 4th at Texas, that was certainly his best race in motogp.

Larry - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 3:38 PM

Aside from results, there are a few other major factors preventing cal from a factory bike.. Namely rossi and Lorenzo. There will be no open seat at Yamaha until at least 2015. The best he can hope for is factory support at tech3. Unless he shows continual progress over these next 2 years, translating into better results, not just a fast lap here or there when it doesn't count, you can count him out of contention for a factory seat.

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