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Crutchlow approaching Indy ‘same as always’

“Indy is a circuit I'm quite looking forward to, and my approach will be the same as always: give my everything to get a good result” - Cal Crutchlow.
Cal Crutchlow starts his final nine races as a Ducati MotoGP rider at Indianapolis this weekend.

Just 14th in the standings after a nightmare opening half of the season, the Englishman is to leave the Italian team and join LCR Honda in 2015.

“Indy is a circuit I'm quite looking forward to, and my approach will be the same as always: give my everything to get a good result,” Crutchlow declared.

“Last year I scored a good fifth place [for Tech 3 Yamaha] after battling with Rossi and Bautista, but this year I think it's going to be a difficult circuit for the Ducati, with the last four corners cutting back on themselves.

“We suffered a lot with understeer in Germany so we will have to work hard to improve at Indianapolis.”

While Crutchlow's exit was confirmed on Saturday, the start of the summer break saw team-mate Andrea Dovizioso agree a new two-year Ducati contract for 2015 and 2016. Dovi finished tenth at Indianapolis last year after losing out in a final turn clash with team-mate Nicky Hayden.

“Indianapolis is a bit of a strange track, but this year it has been resurfaced so it will be interesting to see how the bikes go now,” he said. “It's a complicated circuit for all riders: I haven't had much luck here, and I only managed to get onto the podium in 2012.

“This year it's difficult to think that we can fight for the podium, but in any case I'm fourth overall in the standings and I'll continue to fight hard to keep that position.”

Andrea Iannone will ride alongside Dovizioso at Ducati next season.

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August 04, 2014 8:05 PM

I read an article the other day from MCN back when Cal first signed for Ducati. Hilarious when you look back on it.. How he had a similar riding style to Stoner, how he was the one to tame the Ducati. What a laugh, bailing out after one year. I am very, very disappointed.

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