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Ducati's Cal Crutchlow faces uphill battle at home MotoGP after demoralising qualifying leaves British star languishing on fifth row at Silverstone

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August 30, 2014 10:33 PM

@paul54, don't make me laugh.. Cal was the one at the start of the season stating he rode like Stoner and how he was the man to tame the Ducati. Fact is, he has been absolutely useless this year, keeps going on about "when I rode a Yamaha" rather than doing what Dovi and Iannone do on the same bike. Change your style and get on with it. Next year will be his last because he will also have difficulty riding the Honda.


August 31, 2014 2:50 AM

are chances with lcr he'll do well compare to this season but for sure
the guys who are saying he'll fight for podium is impossible. Vr is
improving race by race so he is a main contender for podiums next year,
Jlo will definetely a contender for podium, MM will be there for sure,
DP u can't knock him out for podium. And Suzuki is also coming back and
Digi's new ducati with dovi is a contender for 4th to 5th so where the
chance guys??? There is no chance at all. ya he may finsh 6th to 8th for
sure or may be not. I don't know why people are saying that he will be a
contender for podium next year.


August 31, 2014 12:46 AM

Time will tell how Cal goes next year, I know all the haters and wingers want to see him fail. Sad really that some seem to take pleasure in this manner. Must have something seriously lacking in their lives. Even MM has stated Cal will go much better on the sat Honda, but then what would he know compared to the keyboard racers.


August 31, 2014 2:46 AM

In my opinion there are a lot of factors that influenced Cal's performance this season,

1. Over rated rider that can't put his money where his mouth is. Not as versatile, fast or technical as Dovi

2. The Duc is a beast to tame, and he has confessed over and over that he doesn't have the confidence to lean the bike as much as Dovi does, he's riding style is sloppy and always on the verge of crashing, the Yamaha allowed him to do it because it was more forgiving than the Duc.

3. He's prolly saving himself for next season, after a set of technical issues and crashes he's best keep himself healthy by lingering aroung the lower positions slower but safer.

4. Have I said he's overrated? One good year on a superb bike and still overshadowed by his new to the team mate.


August 31, 2014 1:01 AM

This is better than TMZ or "Keeping Up With The Kardashians". Good theater.

If Cal didn't run his mouth so much and wasn't such an egomaniac, I might feel sorry for him....And I'm not a "hater". The guy get's to make a living racing motorcycles. Quit complaining.


August 31, 2014 11:04 AM

If Rossi is "exalted" in the sport it is for a very good reason as his racing numbers and history speak volumes worthy of praise. And at its worst Rossi never came close to sounding like the egotistical brat that Crutchlow does so regularly.

Andrew Long

August 31, 2014 8:42 AM

Crutchlow needs to learn some diplomacy and keep his mouth shut. He's not happy and the bike doesn't work for him unlike Dovi ~ but Ducati are still paying his wages and there is a long way in the season to go.

If it's that bad, walk away from your contract and face the consequences.

Cal could learn a few PR skills from Rossi and how he handled things whilst at Ducati.


August 30, 2014 11:10 PM

re: "There has to be a lot more going on behind the scene than anyone here knows about."


I'm starting think his early punch out means he saw something, or is it, he saw nothing...? the fact that the "Luisedici" isn't set to arrive till sepang is a red flag. if it wasn't going to be on the ground in Valencia come November 10th...? season 2015's basically a wrap also.

Honda are the only one's who can race and develop at the same, and it's not exactly a cake walk for them either. once the lights go out... err... come on at Qatar, there just isn't enough time.


August 31, 2014 5:41 PM

I agree I've tried to be a fan but he always whines about his ride look how well he did on the Tech 3 then all we heard abut was how it was such a barking dog funky gas tan not as fast as Lorenzo's on ad on ad on .then he blew it with Ducati he has a great year when Dovi was with Tech 3 then a god one when Bradley shows up .remember he has never won a Moto GP race ! then we hear he's going to Ducati and how well he will ride it .that sure has not worked for either party. Id call for a mutual departure or fire him if possible .I mean that's what It looks like Forward did with Colin Edwards. why continue to agonize everyone ? move forward .oh and he probably can't ride a superbike around Silverstone fast either I bet Spies could

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