MotoGP » Crutchlow: I don’t have anything on the table

"Of course we're talking to as many teams as possible but at the moment I know nothing” – Cal Crutchlow.

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July 11, 2013 8:10 PM
Last Edited 824 days ago

The ******* starts to moan once again...come on cal...atleast try to get a good start from your grid magical lap on qualification won't fetch you a factory ride..your father's are sitting on the selection board..they know who deserve a factory ride...and guys please don't say he deserves a factory ride if he really deserves he worth it...cheers
Name calling removed.


July 11, 2013 9:21 PM

Believe him or not, Lin Jarvis said at Assen in an interview that the Yamaha Factory and Satellite bikes are ALMOST exactly the same. Neil Spalding also mentioned that just because the Factory team get the new parts first doesn't mean they are necessarily better... Didn't Cal try Lorenzo's frame, hate it and went back to what he knew?


July 11, 2013 9:50 PM

@ 1050cc

It's what some of us have been arguing all along (thanks Jarvis for confirming what many of us could deduce from the bike's performance), but of course you have those here dead-set on believing that Crutchlow's bike is significantly different than what Rossi or Lorenzo are riding, and that a "Factory" bike would net a significantly different result.

Jules W.

July 11, 2013 9:58 PM

It is not only a factory spec bike a rider is after, but it is also factory SUPPORT. And that is something quite different, to have an extended amount of possibilities and resources for you as a rider.
In addition, the fuel tank of the satellite bikes vs the factory bikes are located differently, that is the reason why Cal suffers slower lap times early on.
Also, when did Lin Jarvis EVER spoke truthfully?


July 11, 2013 10:18 PM

"It is not only a factory spec bike a rider is after, but it is also factory SUPPORT"

So Cal's team are crap? What do you mean "suuport"? If he's on virtually the same bike and has a good team, explain what you mean by "support"?

So Cal's starts are down to the position of his fuel tank??? Rossi has always been a crap starter but he gets to the front eventually (not inc. Ducati). Maybe Cal should start practice sessions with a full tank and work on that instead of setting fast lap times in practice? What do you mean by "support"???


July 11, 2013 11:51 PM

I know he'll get something soon. Guaranteed. Cal's too good and popular not to. What I dont know is if it'll be the Ducati- that might be taking on a poisoned chalice, then again I may be wrong. Casey Stoner tamed the beast and won with it. Who's to say Cal cant do the same?


July 11, 2013 11:58 PM

"Who's to say Cal cant do the same?"

The 'beast' is completely different now, more like a japanese bike. So if Dovi and Nicky cant get results on it what chance has Cal got. There is nothing really unique about it now, just plain worse than the other factories.


July 12, 2013 12:24 AM
Last Edited 199 days ago

Lol..."Who's to say Cal cant do the same?"

Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson, Ruben Xaus, Loris Capirossi, Roberto Rolfo, Carlos Checa, Jose Cardoso, Alex Hoffman, Sete Gibernau, Ivan ilva, Chaz Davies, Shinichi Ito, Alex Barros, Marco Melandri, Sylvain Guintoli, Toni Elias, Michel Fabrizio, Aleix Espargaro, Nicolo Canepa, Mika Kallio, Nicky Hayden, Andrea Dovisioso, Andrea Iannone, Ben Spies, and of course Valentino Rossi.

Whole lot of fail when it comes to Ducati GP history. Sure a couple of wins here and there but the writing is on the wall so to speak.

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