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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AussieNSW

August 02, 2013 1:40 AM

@TedG
Spot on mate as I have said before Crutch is in the game for the same reason as every other rider MONEY. so where is all the rossi fans now that was telling us rossi was going to win the title first year on the Duc remember he was going to show stoner how to ride the Duc,well guess what he did nothing but he did the same thing that Crutch is doing he walked away with 30 mil and I dont hear the rossi fans complaining about that,so to Crutch good on you mate I hope you do good on the bike and if you dont at least you get a few dollars for all the broken bones you suffered which is more than what you will get where you are now.

Rabcati

August 02, 2013 2:20 AM

I think its exciting for the championship as it shakes things up but I cant see the Ducati ever being competitive again. Its a long time since they introduced the aluminium chassis and they have made ZERO progress. Ducati dont know anything about developing this bike nevermind Audi.

V4Poweeeer

August 02, 2013 4:01 AM
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People have to realise that Ducati with its many changes in frame designs are behind behind the eight-ball how many years has Yamaha had at developing the aluminum/deltabox frame and had success before Rossi came along and how many years has Honda had at developing there aliminum twin spar designs before and been successful before before Burgess and Doohan came along.
Developing a winning GP bike will take time Ducati has only had roughly two years at it and just need to keep developing adjusting tuning etc until all the little things feel right then we'll see a front running Ducati in GP.
Heck even Aprilia has had decades of experience with the aliminum chassis its not an overnight solution but Ducati not Audi is taking the right steps forward and getting Gigi onboard is another one of those steps in the right direction.
Despite not being a Rossi fan it was Burgess and Rossi that pushed for Ducati to go in this direction and I feel it isthe correct direction for them to go with the

GOAT46

August 02, 2013 4:55 AM

@aussiensw

Honestly, it's a bit different when someone who is already regarding as the GREATEST rider in human history goes to a team that is effectively garbage and losing ground by the minute, because he has already been there and done that 3x more than any other active rider. However, crutchlow has not even won a single race, his career aspirations are much different and soon unachievable when he gets on a ducati. So year money is extremely important, especially if you have never made factory money, but winning a title is more important... especially if you haven't already won 9.

BurroMiapanino

August 02, 2013 5:29 AM

Without even thinking about next year, Cal obviously considered that he can expect very little effort or support from Yamaha for the rest of this year.
Makes me hope he still outscores some of the factory boys despite his decision and I'll be glad for him to stick it to the circle of manipulators who run the show from within the Yamaha/DORNA/Rossi Promotion Club and can't wait to hear what he has to say about it.
Go Cal, a ballsy decision, hope you can get some results..
This show stinks.

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