MotoGP » First pole for Cal Crutchlow in hectic Assen qualifying

Cal Crutchlow takes his first grand prix pole position during qualifying for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

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June 28, 2013 2:19 PM

I haven't had the benefit of watching the qualifying at all yet due to work, so I can't post any oppinion on the result.

Asking one of the many who do look here but not post due to too much Pom-Pom waiving in favour of certain sorts, can anyone answer who has the race pace and not the fast lap mayhem that depicts where you start?

All sensible replies gratefully received. Ps, you all know that I like a bit of smart humour so that will be welcome too!


June 28, 2013 2:20 PM

This could be a great race. I reckon anyone could win, Pedrosa, Marquez, Rossi or Crutchlow. I don't think Lorenzo will be fit to ride with fresh stitches and sore shoulder, but I've read somewhere if he does then he will be allowed to start from P12. Pedrosa I think hasn't found a good set up, hasn't shown good pace in FP but he'll want to get a good result here so we'll see. Crutchlow fastastic job getiing first pole, could very well take the win if the Hondas get in trouble. Rossi also has a very good chance, second row is good, and he's had a good pace in the practice sessions. Marquez, well, he is Marquez, so definitely could win. Rain tomorrow could mix things up even more. Exciting stuff.


June 28, 2013 2:23 PM

The quality of posting on this site gets worse and worse. You used to be able to come on here and have a decent mature adult debate with knowledgeable people about the sport. What you get now is purile rubbish from people (in some cases probably with the mentality of a 5 year old child) who know nothing about the sport and don't want to attempt to generate any sort of decent discussion. Its a shame . It puts you of posting anything now.


June 28, 2013 2:24 PM

I don't see his comments about Lorenzo as being ass-kissing. He's simply stating the obvious - Lorenzo is currently the best so to beat him to pole would have been more satisfying.
As for starting the race, it won't be from 12th. He will elect to take a new motor (his 6th) and start from pit lane. Even if he only completes a couple of laps he will have an extra new motor for the season. Well worthwhile.


June 28, 2013 2:28 PM

Great effort from Cal today.I am well happy for him!
I hope Yamaha are taking note of the all out effort he is making too.
If they let him go at the end of this season, they may well regret it.


June 28, 2013 2:32 PM

I'm a Rossi supporter but his time has come, he needs to step down and give a seat to the new guys. He is the GOAT until someone breaks all his records, however he is always too old and he seems to not be the same rider anymore after his accident in 2012 and then Ducati. He always used to have that little extra something when needed, he doesn't have that edge anymore.

It isn't fun to watch, just depressing, it's like watching Michael Schumacher's come back... I was hoping for more of a Kimi come back.

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