MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow 'speaking to five teams'


"I need time and am speaking to five teams, and not just in this championship" - Cal Crutchlow.

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Realist

July 24, 2013 4:37 PM

@ RTW

Again, you obviously haven't been listening to Cal over the last couple of seasons, nor paying attention to his demeanor on the track. Crutchlow could care less about Rossi or Lorenzo (as seen in previous races). He is trying to establish himself as a race winner and worthy recipient of a factory seat on a good team.

BoZz

July 24, 2013 7:15 PM
Last Edited 352 days ago

I think he want's both Chrissb6.

If he gets on Ducati and for some reason or another does Gel with it, at the least does as well as he's doing in T3, How magic would that make him feel?.. And I don't think it would do his career much harm, I mean, I can't think of one single Ducati rider with the exception of Valentino that was a Constant race winner/championship threat on any bike who decided to leave one factory for Ducati and be successful. Ducati have only had 2 top (Alien if you will) riders since joining MotoGP so not much help for them either.. Not that a rider would probably want to, but Ducati hasn't been given much of a chance with good riders over the years. What they have had (aside from Stoner and Rossi) are blokes who couldnt do it consistently on any of the factory bikes out there anyway.. I'd love to see if Pedro, Marquez, Lorenzo could bring it on the podium consistently (more often) that to me would be proof as to whether it's a crap bike or not.. I'm pretty sure it

BikeMadJon

July 25, 2013 9:42 PM

I have to agree with a number of posts on here and opt for going to Ducati. That bike has to be sorted by someone at some point and why not Cal. He has shown that he is now one of the so called "aliens" and might just have the aggression to make that Ducati work. He certainly doesn't have anything to loose.....after all, yamaha aren't exactly showing a great deal of support to Cal.

Realist

July 25, 2013 9:48 PM

@ BoZz

Sorry to disagree, but Lorenzo and Pedrosa would fail on the Ducati too......ESPECIALLY Pedrosa. That lil dude is so sensitive to set-up changes that he'd become frustrated and probably just pull over and leave the Ducati on the side of the track. Lorenzo wouldn't fair any better than Rossi. Crutchlow will be another Dovi!

Poddy

July 25, 2013 11:20 PM

@BoZz
Your post claim only Stoner and Rossi tamed the Ducati, I know what Stoner did but what he hell did Rossi do other than moan.

Cal would do well on the Ducati, he's a balls and all rider and that's why he beats the GOAT whilst the GOAT has the better bike. As the GOAT says its 80% rider 20% bike

Jonlindsey

July 25, 2013 11:24 PM

We can't lose Cal Crutchlow out the Moto GP championship next year, I don't know of anyone more determined than Cal. The factory guys really need to look in the mirror, given the right support and the right bike we could have a British Champion here. Not sure if I will even bother to watch next year if we don't have Cal, this guy has bags of talent and someone needs to grab him now!!!!!!! Jon Ireland - Cleethorpes

BoZz

July 26, 2013 2:55 AM
Last Edited 351 days ago

@ Poddy,

Sorry mate, probably the way I wrote it. I meant, Ducati have not employed any good riders in the past, certainly not an Alien, Other than Stoner and Rossi. Rossi being the ONLY Alien with no success on it.

Tetley

July 26, 2013 10:52 AM

Let's not get carried away by believing everything the media claims Cal to be saying.
The media are only interested in making a story, and Cal himself is only saying what he wants others to think. Regarding contract negotiations, he only tells the media what he wants to be circulated to enhance his prospects. There's nothing wrong with this, everyone does it - posters here probably do it when they want a pay raise, or when they are trying to place themselves in the spotlight to get a deal.
Cal would be stupid to show all his cards at this stage in his contract aspirations. And he isn't stupid.
So far he has wrung at least two "final offers" from Lin and Herve, which shows that his strategy of playing one bidder against another is working in his favour.
And he learned last year that Ducati can't be trusted - they may just be tempting Cal to burn his bridges like happened last year, just to put him out of contention and move their bikes forward..
Frank Williams did the same to Damon Hill

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