WSBK » Yamaha WSBK praises MotoGP-bound Crutchlow

Yamaha's World Superbike arm wishes Cal Crutchlow good luck as he is confirmed as moving to MotoGP with Tech 3 Yamaha.

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Scottie - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 7:50 PM

You gotta be kidding Widz? Crutchlow is more than deserving of a ride in MotoGP. The guy has talent, balls, and a big heart! Well done Cal, give it your best shot!

Lance Albon - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 9:42 PM

I don't know who should have taken the Tech3 ride but I don't believe it should be Crutchlow. Ben Spies won only 1x WSBK title in 2009 and now in MotoGP (which he's doing bloody well in) he's had 1x Pole, 1x 2nd Place and 1x 3rd Place. Troy Bayliss won 3x WSBK titles BUT won only 1x MotoGP race. Collin Edwards won 2x WSBK titles but has never won a MotoGP race (but he does very well in MotoGP). James Toseland won 2x WSBK titles and he to never won a MotoGP race ... what the hell do you expect from Crutchlow when all he's done in WSBK is 2x race wins and NO WSBK title?? Get a real rider Tech3 and leave Crutchlow in WSBK!! You'll break his spirit by putting him into MotoGP and that's NOT COOL!!!

hkp1 - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 10:12 PM

Good luck to him. Yamaha have obviously decided he has the all out speed for Motogp and will be hoping that they can get him to cut down on the crashes and gain consistancy

brendan - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 11:42 PM

good luck to him but i dont see much coming of it. he has yet to fully master WSBKs let alone moto GP's. tho he does clearly think he is 'it' and he will need that confidence for the bad days that will come.

but nice to have a brit in it. but as ever perhaps the wrong one and wrong time.

AlriteDave - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:04 AM

It's well deserved and he has done well this year with 5poles 2wins and is starting to put in steady results with a bike that was really handling bad at the start of the season. I believe he deserves his chance motogp is tough and it won't be easy but he is one guy who will give it 100%. As for those who think rea or haslam should have got the ride as they have apparently done more? Neither of them have a world title. But that said watch this space as I think there could be another Brit heading for motogp next year.

In th meantime good luck to Cal next year.

Pete - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 2:10 AM

He should have stayed in WSBK and waited for the 1000cc engines in MotoGP the year after. Definitely a curious move for Yamaha, seems like loyalty trumps results rather dramatically. Can't fault him for taking the offer though, pretty much every rider's dream is to ride motogp, and if he had waited another year, the offer might not be there.

BigG - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 2:31 AM

CC has some very big shoes to fill at Tech 3. Let's hope his 2011 season starts and ends with good support and confidence, and not like the JT affair.

Mad Phil - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 8:04 AM

I'm undecided about this,on the one hand Cal has blistering speed and looks like the more precise higher corner speed nature of the MotoGp bikes just might suit his style(i wouldnt rule out pole positions in the 2nd half of the year)but on the other hand,greater riders have failed.I will enjoy watching him next year though,as a brit it will add some much needed interest...

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