WSBK » Crutchlow hints at imminent MotoGP future

The Briton was confident he is on course for MotoGP even before he claimed two superb victories at Silverstone over the weekend.

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chills - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:25 AM

Already bit ching about your employer? 12 extra horsepower is nothing?

The only reason why this move is being considered is because Cal is a brit and the BBC have been asking Dorna to have one in the sries for a while now.

I think this guy shpuld be a bit more realistic. He 's won two races in his home track and that qualifies him to say that he doesn't have aproblem with laptime and paces? How come you' ve done nothing up til Silverstone?

I really believe he'll be another rider looking to score a 5th as highlight of the year. Way too early for him to make the switch. If u don t dominate WSBK , you re no one in MGP. Harsh as it may sound

baitman - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:35 AM

Crutchlow is up to a motogp switch. He is fast and confident and because he is not as polished as he could be he has room to improve (and will). What he says about the supersport ride is spot on. Yamaha have tried for years to re capture the crown with no luck, but in his first year Crutchlow absolutely wiped the floor with the competion (sometimes 7 or 8 tenths faster in qualifying, the same as in SBK).

r1isnot good - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:36 AM

I hope he does go to motogp then all the hype about how good he is will hopefully stop.Also his outspoken attitude may be a refreshing change in motogp.It will also be interesting how well his and JT's replacements will do on the heap of cr-p that the present R1 is. :p

Melchior - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:40 AM

With Valentino on Ducati, Ben on Factory Team, Colin on Ducati SBK, their are two empty seats on the other Yamaha team, so maybe Cal will have a chance!!!


August 04, 2010 10:44 AM

Well it's far from a done deal because Yamaha Motor Europe are desperate for him to stay in WSBK. It's Yamaha Japan who are keen for him to move up as quickly as possible. And there's a good case for doing that, because additional time in WSBK will do nothing whatsoever to make him a better MotoGP rider. This business of having to win or dominate a WSBK championship to make it in MotoGP is just nonsense. It didn't help Bayliss, Corser, Hodgson, Toseland or Edwards, and I don't even think it's helping Spies. He could have moved to MotoGP without even contesting WSBK and done just as well. If the talent to succeed is there, then it's there.

Doug - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:48 AM

History test
Max 4 titles
Colin 2 titles
Troy and Troy 3 titles between them (at the time)
James 2 titles
Andrew 1 title
Chris 1 title
Neil 1 title
Of these world champions how many have gone onto Moto GP fame and titles???
Answer NONE
So why will Cal be able to set the Moto GP world on fire when these guys failed to.
Extreme wishful thinking guys, time may tell.

dan - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:51 AM

50cc won't like this! How can someone who he doesn't rate posibly get a chance to move up a group. Its a travistie. He will be on the phone tonight to lin to make sure rutter gets the ride!!!

Arabaki - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 10:58 AM

He won't have the same problems as JT at all. His riding style is completely different, much more front-end biased with far higher corner speed. JT has that classic point and squirt superbike style that just didn't translate to MotoGP but Cal won't have the same problems adapting. He's obviously fast enough to go there, so why not give him a shot and see what he can do? I think people will be surprised.

Adam - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 11:09 AM

Love how everyones saying he'll go nowhere and wouldn't deserve the ride... Karel Abraham anyone? That's a guy that doesn't deserve to be in MotoGP, yet he is because he has a lot of money. Cals won a title for Yamaha, is constantly moving up in the world and shows he has blistering pace. He's far from his peak and will keep getting better and better IMO.

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