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Crutchlow linked to 2011 Tech 3 seat

Italian magazine Motosprint believes that Cal Crutchlow is '99%' certain to go to MotoGP next season, should Ben Spies leave Monster Yamaha Tech 3.

Spies looks set to be promoted to the factory Yamaha team, alongside Jorge Lorenzo - providing Valentino Rossi's shock move to Ducati materialises.

Crutchlow was offered the chance to replace Colin Edwards at Tech 3 for several races this season, if the Texan took the injured Rossi's place, but turned it down due to a lack of testing and the logistics of constantly swapping between MotoGP and WSBK.

Crutchlow won the 2009 World Supersport title for Yamaha and is presently tenth in the 2010 World Superbike Championship with Sterilgarda Yamaha, having taken three podiums.



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RawDawg

July 01, 2010 3:13 PM

What has Cal done to go to MotoGP? To say a guy who is 10th in WSBK and has never won a WSBK race is getting promoted to MotoGP is incredible to me. If you look at the guys who went to GPs from WSBK - Bayliss, Colin, Hodgson, Xaus, Haga, Spies - they all were multiple WSBK winners and title winners and title contenders. Cal is none of those things. These guys showed way better form than Cal ever has in WSBK and struggled in GPs at one time or another. I just don't think he's ready. He's shown very good speed but hasn't shown he can put it together. He's crashing his brains out in WSBK - what would he do in GPs? It would be a shame if he went too early and didn't have any longevity. He's not the youngest so maybe he needs to go now to get the ball rolling.



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