MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


Cal Crutchlow to move from Ducati to Honda for 2015 MotoGP season.

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Ausrossi

August 04, 2014 3:40 AM

At the end of the day the Ducati is a dog which has declined steadily since its peak in 2006/7. Ducati have shown the same attitude they did with Vale who normally kept mum but slagged off Ducati for basically doing nothing to cure the bikes clear ills. So slagging Cal for falling off is probably unjust. Let's see if Duc make radical changes to the bike for 2015 and 2016.

Good luck to Cal for swinging an amazing deal on a factory satellite Honda. I through he was gone for all money. But as many have said last chance a Honda Factory bike is the one to be on so if he can't better Bradl's efforts and be a serious podium contender then yep off to WSBK.

FatAlfie

August 02, 2014 7:53 PM
Last Edited 99 days ago

Scanning through the report, I accidentaly read one part as "...Crutchlow will be retiring to satellite status next year..." . Oops - Freudian slip, if ever there was one :)

Yossarian

August 03, 2014 2:36 PM

richard:
RSMick:
PCXMAC or Proffex whatever he's called nowdays:

*but yeah, good luck to Cal, hes gonna need it, LCR are notoriously bad at setting up a bike.


You really are a one aren't you


Any chance you could keep him on the motogp threads?

you won't get rid of him that easily

Noriben

August 04, 2014 2:05 AM
Last Edited 131 days ago

mrfill: "Cal is a professional, reliable, and top performer as CWMFX.COM is. Perfect synergy."

Is he saying Cal is a bit like a banker?


I reckon many people here have already started feeling skeptical about the credibility of CWMFX.COM by the company's CEO saying it. lol


As professional as Cal, who remains reluctant to adapt his riding style to the bike given to him and just keeps complaining about his equipment?

As reliable as Cal, who announced leaving Ducati just a week after the Ducati's official announcement of staying another year at WDM?

Top ranking as Cal, who is ranked 14th on board a factory bike?


It's really hilarious....

ProfessorX

August 03, 2014 12:34 AM
Last Edited 134 days ago

better watch out Cal, commentators might start talking about how you like to set your bike up like a chopper. I guess Bradl dumped it too many times.

*but yeah, good luck to Cal, hes gonna need it, LCR are notoriously bad at setting up a bike.

9times

August 05, 2014 8:03 PM
Last Edited 135 days ago

Lets be realistic,

To those who say Cal deserves a repsol ride.

These are the questions to be answered:

What has Cal achieved in his premier class career? lower class? the NOTHING itself!

Is he talented than the likes of Iannone, Espargaro, Vinales...etc?? Definitely NOT!!

Is he a hard working rider? He is NOT!

Is he consistent?? He is NOT!

Has Cal ever beaten his team mates?? NEVER!

Has Cal ever challenged any of the top guys? NEVER !!

and WHY Cal is getting a Honda ride? The answer is because of th ebritish sponsor and his nationality !! NOTHING ELSE !!

I am absolutely certain that Cal won't be able to do any better than what he did at Tech 3 simply because he is not that skilled and on the top of that he is NOT e professional rider.

TalentFan

August 05, 2014 3:17 PM

Actually I'm not sure what to make of this. I also have no idea how CC will go on the LCR.

The LCR is not capable of winning. It could be, but the Hondas that get dibs on wins have to have Repsol on the Fairings.

But its good enough to run top 5 with odd forays onto lower podium steps with a little bit of good fortune imo.

In other words, better than the current Ducati (& I say that as someone with lots of respect for Dovi & what he's doing on it).

I agree with many others who say Cal has to do better than Bradl to stay in MotoGP. I also think that hes got a mountain of reality to get over before he will get another full factory ride, there just arent enough and he's more likely to be passed over or one will never come up in his remaining MotoGP seasons.

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