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Crutchlow ready for Indy debut

"Hopefully a good result this weekend will help set me up for a strong finish to the season" - Cal Crutchlow.
MotoGP rookie Cal Crutchlow is hoping that the famous, but unfamiliar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the scene of a turnaround in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider's fortunes.

The Englishman's debut grand prix season, which began promisingly, is in danger of stagnation after just four points in the last five rounds, since his collarbone-breaking accident at Silverstone.

A rare test session after the recent Brno round gave Crutchlow the chance for much needed track time outside of a grand prix weekend and he approaches round twelve in an optimistic mood.

"I am really looking forward to going to Indy because I've heard so much about what a fantastic facility the Motor Speedway is," he began. "But without any previous experience of riding there, I'm anticipating another difficult challenge.

"It is one I am relishing though because I'm determined to end this difficult period in the Championship. I haven't scored enough points in the last few races, so I'm looking forward to learning Indy but also getting a good result there too.

"The Yamaha is a good bike, the Tech 3 Team is brilliant, and I believe in my own ability, so we've got to put all the ingredients together to deliver the performances we know we are capable of.

"The test after the Brno race was really beneficial because we could work on the bike a lot and I could focus on adapting my style a lot more. We've got some more ideas to help us in the future, so hopefully a good result this weekend will help set me up for a strong finish to the season.”

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Greg - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 10:28 AM
Last Edited 2132 days ago

tricati, do you actually like racing or is your sole purpose in life to come on here and slag curtchlow off with your unintelligent posts about the same old thing. Its like you have some sort of obssession with the guy. I know a few others on here have grudges against other riders, but at least they also talk about other things. You dont talk about anything else other than bashing crutchlow. Its really weird and kinda freaky.

twin26 - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 3:09 PM

@tricati, it is clear that you have a 'thing' for Crutchlow. It looks like thats all you ever post about. I dont think anyone is applauding him at the moment as he is having issues right now, but he was applauding for his earlier performances, and rightly so. Where you you at that point? You say you want a Brit to do well, but you wasnt on here praising him for his earlier performances. I assume you are the type to keep quiet when a rider is doing well, but shout from the roof tops when he's not? Im sorry by as a neutral bystander, you do have some sort of 'thing' for Crutchlow. To deny that is quite laughable. Give it a rest and get behind the riders, whether they are struggling or not. Thats what being a fan of the sport is all about, not dishing out abuse to them. Have some respect and dignity buddy as your only making yourself look extremely childish.

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