MotoGP » Crutchlow celebrates first 'true' pole at Brno

“It's nice to take a true pole, because I felt Assen wasn't with Jorge not able to ride” – Cal Crutchlow.

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August 24, 2013 9:07 PM

Great lap from Cal. 2mrw is another matter but he's got a shot at it. As for next year, as long Ducati have held enough money back to buy a chassis expert from Honda or Yamaha he'll be quids in.


August 24, 2013 9:49 PM

Can i just take a moment to ask the anti Cal brigade a simple question.
Who do you think would be doing a better job than Cal on the T3 Yamaha?
Bearing in mind that he is the leading satellite rider by a fair margin and the only guys ahead of him in the championship are Marc,Jorge,Val and Dani.
ALL of whom are on full factory bikes with complete factory support.
I await your replies.


August 24, 2013 10:43 PM
Last Edited 983 days ago

I was disappointed when the news of Cal's move came through because, like it or not, the Ducati is a dog.

After seeing him progress and waiting over 30 years for a Brit GP winner, it was frustrating and I figured the wrong move for his career.

Why not sign for another year on a competitive bike, carry on impressing with performances like QP today and back yourself against everyone else next year for a top works seat?

You'd have to say MM & JL are nailed on to stay where they are for 2015 but, DP & VR??..I'm not so sure.
If Cal had continued to improve on Sundays - we know he's as fast as anyone in practice - people would NOT have been able to ignore him.

However, I accept his decision and understand why he's leaving Yamaha to potentially rot at Ducati.

I hope he turns their fortunes around where Stoner, Rossi and the bloke who beat him on the same bike last year's just I won't be holding my breath.


August 24, 2013 11:16 PM

I get your idea their tbh, but and here is the but.....and this is for all not just you dude.
As the dawn turned for VR Audi were just about in the mix, then he went and they ''used'' an experienced rider to develop the dog desmo, Hayden.
Now the dawn is gone and its midday and you find riders that are committed, viable resources to understand the incredulous nature of the desmo. Then you implant german racing knowledge on how to make it do what the guy says it should do.
If and only if he has been promised that (along with a shed load of cash) it could be a VERY shrewd move


August 24, 2013 11:32 PM

Only the Italians have proved they cant ride the Ducati race bikes, full stop.

Go Cal, this racing merlarky isn't all about draggin elbowz on the floor, i'ts about balls and desire.

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