MotoGP » Crutchlow adopts more cautious approach

'I can't really say we found any particular setting that was a big advantage or a big disadvantage' - Cal Crutchlow

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November 13, 2013 7:13 PM

Every rider is going to push the bike to see what it can do. Not over the limit, of course, but they have to at least get up to race pace in order to provide useful feedback for the engineers. When a riders says, "hey I don't care about lap times, I just want to get comfortable", it's a polite way of saying, "I pushed it but still it wasn't very fast. We've got a lot of work to do."


November 13, 2013 7:32 PM

IF Ducati finally makes worthwhile changes under Gigi's reign, and the Ducati becomes competitive for ALL riders, we can thank Rossi for causing a stir up while he was there. If that's what it takes to get this manufacturer up to speed, it was worth the 2 years of dismal results in relation to the top guys.


November 13, 2013 8:01 PM

It would be easy to be flippant on this.
Five minutes on the Ducati and he is already seeing the task in front of him. I take no notice of his little mishap, it's totally new to him so maybe no surprise. Reading between the lines on various statements it appears that Dovi and Cal have been given assurances on next years bike upgrades by Ducati. Will they get them? History says no.


November 13, 2013 8:37 PM

And i wonder how long his explanations would be , even he used to over explained a single issue when he was on a yamaha . Whereas dovi just shuts it up and say firmly that upgrades failed to make any improvement


November 14, 2013 2:50 AM

I can't wait to see what Ducati bring to the party next year and I for one really hope that it's an all new bike and able to run at the front from the off.

Good luck to Gigi, Cal, Dovi and all the guys at the team - they could sure use some on top of all the hard work ahead!

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