MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow's Ducati MotoGP deal done


Cal Crutchlow's factory Ducati MotoGP deal set to be announced on Friday.

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Chaser

August 01, 2013 11:40 PM

@PCMac

"MotoGP is about as predictable is a movie made for mental midgets who are completely ignorant of foreshadowing. "

So how come you post opinions about it more than anyone?

Are you very short?

TedG

August 02, 2013 12:09 AM

Anyone who thinks that this is a mistake is well....sadly mistaken. Those who do, don't realize what it means to be a factory rider and have a sponsor like Marlboro. EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT, from travel, to hotels, to treatment by everyone involved, being waited on hand and foot, to feedback to the factory, not to mention a boatload more money. CC is looking out for himself and his family. He will make enough to retire, that doesn't sound too dumb to me. Then he is free to do as he wishes.
Secondly it takes time to design a new bike and Audi did not have the time to design a new engine with a re-engineered center of gravity. They had to submit their design before this season. Next year we should see a redesigned DuAudi that is far more adjustable.
Cal did the right thing!! And good for him.

sham

August 02, 2013 12:44 AM

just realising a hard truth - its becoz its vale tat ducati scored a podium in these tough days - i doubt dovi could score one atleast , there's the important of vale too....al te best for cal

V4Poweeeer

August 02, 2013 12:45 AM

Tech 3 and Yamaha was always going to be a dead end for every Ben Spies, Colin Edwards, and James Toseland there can only be one Rossi or one Lorenzo. Its a good bet that Yamaha sees one of the Espagaro brothers (Pol) as a great replacement for Rossi and potential challenger to Jorge.
Cal knows his place at Yamaha he's had a great season for a satellite rider and is looking to go one better than Dovi last year. Being next chump to get shafted at Yam isn't any better than getting a fat paycheck at Ducati and hey if he beats Dovi and Ducati turn there bike into a winner a much better situation than being at Yamaha. Worst case scenario mid pack rider and fat paycheck, best case scenario race winner even fatter paycheck and legend status.
Its risk versus reward and Ducati has alot more reward.

therealDave

August 02, 2013 12:53 AM

Hope he enjoys the cash because he has effectivley flushed his career.

Dovi owned him on same machinery last year now he is no where. Cal on the other hand is now a regular podium threat so I can only see 2 possible result for Cal next year on a Ducati...Crash or finish 7-10.

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