MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places

“Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn't happen like that at all” - Cal Crutchlow.

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August 23, 2014 10:48 AM

Good interview, Cal very complimentary towards Ducati and their riders. When someone who actually knows and has the experience to articulate the technical differences in Moto GP, it is refreshing compared to the constant criticism of some. Good one Cal, I for one respect and enjoy the success you have had in your career so far and believe there will be plenty more to come.


August 23, 2014 11:15 AM

Will be a good chanllage for 2015, waching Cal vs Ducati!! I say will be good because will be Cal first year in one Honda and has he told he will need time to get the feeling from that bike, this just to say Marc Marquez Won the Champ on is Roockie year, he is destrying everybody this year on the Standings with this 2014 spec bike, the bike that Cal will use in 2015..

Will Call be able to beat Dovi and Iannone on the Standings? I dont play has Soft has Cal regarding Ducati development because this year Rules are giving them the time they need to IMPROVE every part of the bike, so there is no excuse for the 2015 bike been slow or uncompetitive against the Japonese Factory machines... Like Gigi Told he prefers that Ducati arrive later but a proper Motogp insted of One FastFood Ducati..lolol

This will be interesting to wach=), at the same time pol Espargaro will be more experience, the same goes for Bradly Smith, so Tech 3 Team will be Tuff to beat in 2015, then we have Suzuki arriving


August 23, 2014 11:16 AM
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Suzuki arriving with some good names that are not yet Confirm but that are riders that 4sure will cause more problems if Suzuki is Competitive enaugth cause they are the only ones with Zero Track racing experience against the others... Then we have Aprilia that has been around in the game on quiet MOD and will enter in 2015 in Factory Mod and will be interesting to see what they manage, then the Open Honda bikes that will have Factory spec engines without forgetting Bradl on the Forward Yamaha...

2015 will gone bee a great last year for this Rules and Bridgstone thats 4sure


August 23, 2014 11:22 AM

benignlyindifferent: Hmm. A MotoGP rider admitting he does not brake very well. Is it just me or do others find this strange as well?

It's all relative. It's like saying that in cycling Mark Cavendish does not climb well or Wiggins does not sprint well......they would crucify an amateur at either but in the pro ranks it's not their strong point.
Anybody who can out qualify the factory Yamahas a few times last year knows which lever does what.


August 23, 2014 11:22 AM
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Brake has well has some riders, in this case some of the best riders in the world using brakes on Motogp bikes=)... Dont use this comment from Cal to creat diferente stories, Cal is just saying is not one of is strong points thats all, saying this i dunno how he could manage some of is fastest laps on is carear..lolo I guess he needs brakes for that..AHAHa


August 23, 2014 11:35 AM

Hey, not trashing Cal at all. On the correct bike for him he is very fast, though he was very certain he would be fast at Ducati too and this has not panned out. His comment just seems so revealing and honest. Other rides might answer, "the braking system doesn't match the way I use the brakes and we need to work on modifying...." or such talk. We hear it all the time. Cal just comes out and says Dovi is better on the brakes. I doubt we would ever hear Dovi say that Cal is faster through the corners. Anyway, I suspect Cal will be far more competitive next year on the Honda.


August 23, 2014 12:13 PM

Ben1: No Cal, nobody expects you too win a race. There are too much better riders, on better bikes.

Didn't read Cal mentioning about winning races, why bring this comment up?

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