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Crutchlow celebrates second career MotoGP rostrum

“I knew I could go faster and pull away and once I opened up a comfortable gap, I just stayed relaxed and consistent because I wasn't going to catch Jorge [Lorenzo].

“Another podium is a great result and we've backed up the third in Brno. It's great too because it is my birthday tomorrow and this is a good way to kick off the celebrations.”

Crutchlow also revelled in the moment at Phillip Island as the ecstatic home crowd saluted Casey Stoner, who won his sixth consecutive race at the spectacular circuit.

“It was a big thrill to be on the podium here with Casey winning. The fans gave him a great reception and I'm glad I could be part of it,” he said.

“I want to say big congratulations to Yamaha and Jorge too for winning the World Championship.

“They have done an amazing job and they both deserve this success.”

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BenSugden - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:17 AM

He'd have been 1st if Lorenzo and Stoner had fallen off, he'd have been 7th if the riders behind him had better races, he wouldnt have finished if he'd have fallen off. FACT IS Dani fell off!! Doesn't take anything away from Cal getting 3rd. Sick to damn death of all this "he wouldnt have done that if this, this and this if that hadnt have happened." Tough s***. It DID happen and that is the result!! Well Fone Cal! Excellent race, kept your main rivals behind you, pulled away from them, and stayed on for the 3rd place! Oh, and Happy Birthday for Monday!!

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