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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow closing in on Moto2 switch

Cal Crutchlow is closing in on a deal to move to the new Moto2 600cc world championship next season, MCN can exclusively reveal. Crutchlow held lengthy discussions with Fausto Gresini during last weekend’s Czech Republic GP, and he also started preliminary negotiations with James Toseland’s Tech 3 squad about a Moto2 switch. Crutchlow looks certain to move to Moto2, despite the...

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Evs7

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Evs7 says:

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a good move in my opinion. Cal has really adapted well to the supersport bike and moving to the 600cc Moto2 class without coming off of a superbike should help for a quick transistion.

Also World Superbike is flooded with British talent at the moment, Sykes, Haslam, Rea, Byrne (Camier and maybe more moving there next year) Go and make a name for yourself and move to MotoGP.

BTW there are quick a few configuration options on the WSS bikes, its not just an out of the box on the track configuration, I think most of the guys in SBK/WSS could set up a bike WITH the right engineer.

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windy12

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windy12 says:

sensible..

I thought he was about to make a mistake, but if he has his eyes set on GP, this is the right place, he also has a brilliant chance to shine because it is a new class.

Good move, surprised Cal is thinking clearly.  Maybe enough good riders are failing for him to see the opportunity.

Not often a rider surprises me, but Cal has this time.

 

 

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mickdel

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mickdel says:

I think Laverty would be a cracker there.  He always said he preferred the yam, and got a 3rd on his first time on it.  Plus he took the honda  to the top of the podium.  No doubt cal has class and will do just as well.

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Glynn Racing

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Glynn Racing says:

A Great move

I take my hat off to Cal for moving to the supersport series (which he has set alight) as this was a huge gamble. I believe moving to GP2 is the right move as He will be in the right  "Arena" for what will hopefully be His next move to Moto GP.

We are deserate for a top class rider in Moto GP and the likes of Cal, Leon, Laverty and Bradley are in my opinion "champions waiting to happen"

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Eddy998

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Eddy998 says:

Great move!

Everything in life is what you make of it and Cal has made WSS his this year! Seems to me that , with his talent, skill and determination to succeed that he has shown this year that he will do well in MOTO 2, although he is bound to face stiff competition, it  is a  logical move and a stepping stone to Moto GP.

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

The best is yet to come ?

I said it at the begining of the season that while others jumped into WSB , Cal chose the wisely.Without doubt he has exceeded all expectations in his first year at world level and , hopefully , if he gets a bike and team to match his undoubted talent he can repeat his success next year.

Well done and the very best of luck for next year

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blackhill

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blackhill says:

Mmmm....

I've just had a thought here (not normal on a warm afternoon at work...).

Would a 'UK superteam' of Cal and JT be a good thing? As JT doesn't seem to have the application for the style of a MotoGP 800cc machine, maybe a step (back) to that class, knowing the circuits to some degree, help change his style to that of a 250cc rider - the style that the front end of the MotoGP field all possess. Whilst this would be best for UK riders (and us fans), I wonder of there is the interest from sponsors?

Eugene Laverty deserves a go at Moto2 level also.

 

 

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

blackhill b***s*t

I think you've got sunburnt mate

 

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