MotoGP » Crutchlow: I could be replaced by Espargaro

'The rumour is that he's going to be getting a factory bike and doing a two-year deal with the Yamaha factory' - Cal Crutchlow

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Ed - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 9:51 PM

No idea why they're even bothering with Pol... his brother has already showed to have the true pace and that's on a CRT!!! Someone sign the guy up already!!!

My dream Suzuki Team for next year would be Carl and Aleix. Not fair to any of those 2 riders to have to develop a new bike after all the pace they've shown but at the same time, it seems to be their best and only shot at a decent factory ride... Yes, they can still go to Ducati (they'll have to get sick of Nicky at some stage) but I'd go for a developing Suzuki before sinking to a Ducati level.

coffee - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 9:57 PM

Please let me know when a CRT rider has ever moved UP in class lol... never gona happen, sux dont it, just a nother byproduct of Carmelo Ezpeleta CRT program and 24 bike rule. fire this guy please he is destroying motogp.

coffee - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 10:06 PM

"Cal does not have a factory spec bike at all" CORRECT!
and he is never gona get one fact! do you really think factory Yamaha wands Cal up there meesing with jorge's chances to win them anoth championship... hell no!

hes to close already lol they want him right where hes at like Pedrosa ie just keep driving in those Constructor points, thats what they want... other wise they would supply hime with a full factory supported bike like honda does for Bradl...

Anarki - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 10:10 PM

How can you say that Cal is an average rider or that he is not champion material, are you joking, he's amazing. He bought me in Jerez, after that crash he rushed in the box and going out again, for me, as a regular guy, he's like a superman. Anyway, they are all fast and crazy and champions at some point in life, but almost all of them are destined to fail at this level. This is the top tier of racing, i think only 20 + some guys were top class champions since '49, so, it's not exactly easy to win this championship.

Oh come on! - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 10:23 PM

I can't believe riders can be this blind sometimes!
Cal is the best British rider we have seen for a good few years in MotoGP, but he is British. His performance in 2012 was great but in 2013 has been pure class.
In 2014 he will be perhaps replaced by a Tech 3 rider that has been promised "factory" support even though he is struggling in Moto2. Guess what nationality he is? Yep, Spanish!
Cal, I can understand your desire and passion for the "pinnacle" of the sport, but it is rotten to the core. You will never be given the opportunity to win.
Keep going but I hope you don't leave with as much bitterness as your comments have so far indicated. Good luck

Txomin - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 11:02 PM

Just what the Championship needs - yet another Spanish rider, great. *sarcasm*
What do you want? The likes of Bradley Smith wasting a Yamaha fighting with the CRT guys?

I'm hoping both Espargaro and Redding move up to MotoGP

jamie - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 11:25 PM

people keep saying Espargaro will get the ride because hes spanish which i dont no if that is the case or not but if i had to chooses who i think was the better rider i would have to say Espargaro.
just sayin


May 11, 2013 1:05 AM

Apparently Dorna (aka Ezpeleta) seem to think the world is limited to two of the worst economies in the world - Spain and Italy. If you guys think it is hard for a Brit to break into MotoGP you should consider how hard it is for guys from outside Europe.

If Ezpeleta had half a brain he would be looking at the countries with strong economies and be pushing to develop a MotoGP following there. It would be better for the manufacturers and the sponsors in the long run.

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