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Italy MotoGP: Crutchlow: It’s going to be crazy!

Cal Crutchlow cannot wait to compete on Italian soil as a factory Ducati rider for the first time in Mugello.
Cal Crutchlow says he cannot wait to experience his first Italian Grand Prix as a factory Ducati rider as he bids to get his frustrating MotoGP season thus far back on track.

Returning to the 'home of Ducati' at Mugello, Crutchlow is anticipating a 'crazy' weekend around a circuit that saw him on the podium last season when competing with Tech 3 Yamaha.

Indeed, Crutchlow comes to Italy looking for a timely boost following a lacklustre run to 11th last time out at Le Mans, a result that keeps him pegged back at 16th in the overall standings.

I think coming to Italy, the home of Ducati, and Mugello is a really great experience. The track was very kind to me last year, when I qualified fourth and finished on the podium with third.

“Myself and Andrea will be pushing 100 per cent to try and be competitive with the other guys on the grid, even though it's not going to be easy. I'm also really looking forward to all the support from the Ducati fans at our home race, and I feel sure it's going to be crazy!”

Tagged as: Ducati , Cal Crutchlow

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May 29, 2014 11:37 AM

Swissjudge, are you seriously implying that Ducati are where they are because they lost a couple software engineers a couple years ago??? Clutching at straws their bud...think their problems are a lot more involved than that, the world has millions of software engineers I'm sure their place can be filled. The bottom line is the success of these manufacturers in prototype racing comes down to a company spirit and philosophy. Honda and Yamaha have been dominating this racing for many decades long before the term software engineer existed. That's because they build the best bikes and know how to go racing, that's not going to change. Ducati are out of their depth and will always make up the numbers no matter how much they change the rules in their favour... And the argument about lots of money holds no water, they are all spending shed loads of money it's just that some are better at it than others....


May 29, 2014 3:59 PM

grantrd: V4.... When I say they I mean the rule makers... These open/semi factory/ whatever rules were changed a number of times before the start of the season and it still hasn't helped them
I doubt anyone seriously expected the open rules to help Duc overnight. It is allowing them more latitude to change the bike over time. What they do with this latitude is up to them, hopefully they use the money and rules wisely. At least they have one dedicated and constructive attitude in the garage with Dovi. Would be nice if Cal joined the effort.

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