MotoGP » Crutchlow: I could be replaced by Espargaro


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@ some1 "My eyes instantly catch Sykes as a rider will seamlessly adapted to MotoGP styles." Sorry, can't agree there. Ask anyone who's seen the telemetry data on Sykes's riding and they'll probably tell you that - much like Toseland and Crutchlow before him - his throttle trace is straight up and down (i.e. he opens and closes the throttle very abruptly). Great for single fast laps (which is where Sykes & Crutchlow excel) but ruthless on tyres and hard to sustain over race distance. What's critical in MotoGP is smoothness on the throttle. It's taken Cal 3 years to figure it out and probably would take Sykes just as long. It's hard to 'unlearn' the way you've always ridden.



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