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MCN  says:

Poll: Should Cal Crutchlow go to Ducati?

Ducati have apparently offered British star Cal Crutchlow a two year deal to ride their MotoGP bike. But, given its reputation as a career buster, should he go for it? pollcomment

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Aug 02

Posts: 191

mike27 says:

good point YamahaGYTR

...that team needs all the money it can get, what with no title sponsor.

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Mar 12

Posts: 449

Do It

why not? he seems to have the most extreme style of all the Yamaha riders. I agree with most on here, this could either go very good..................or very bad. But if its a hit then Cal wil be laughing all the way to the bank !


Im interested to know....who would be getting the boot from Ducati?

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Oct 10

Posts: 185

zoobaz says:


So, if Ducati have offered Cal a factory seat, who's seat is it? Nicky or Val's???


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Jun 09

Posts: 163

adrenalin says:

Hugebean, any links to where Uncle Caramello has scrapped the 4 bike rule (2 factory, 2 satellite)?


Maybe not any firm information, but he has been asking the factories to reduce the lease costs to around the same (or slightly more) than a CRT bike.  If that comes off then they woudl welcome more prortypes I'm sure.

Next year there are already likely to be 2 less Ducati on the grid as Pramac or broke and AB Cardion not happy with Ducati, so unless Dorna get more Yamaha/Honda satellite bikes there will only be 10 prototypes on the grid.

As for Cal, yes he should risk it and go to Ducati.  He isn't going to be offered a factory Yamaha or Honda so the very best he can hope for is another year at Tech 3 on a satellite Yamaha, and maybe not even that. The risk going to Ducati is huge but the benfits of a factory team and a new bike by then could be equally as big or better.  If the bike is still no good Cal is unlikely to suffer too badly for a year on what everybody assumes is a poor bike, and if he does well he will gain a lot of credit for it :)

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Jan 12

Posts: 53

asstoot says:

don`t get Poncharal

Whatever posessed ol` Herve to sign Smith? Look at Redding, look at Crutchlow, good grief.

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Oct 07

Posts: 1302

hugelean says:

It's on twitter and on motomatters as one of a raft of changes including the rookie rule from respected journos . Now the ducati thing is speculation as cicognani reckons he'll have 4 bikes and will price them accordingly we probably read the same article....the odd journo already speculating there will be at least one extra honda next year, wonder if karels dad can afford one.?. Reckon he'd go well on it..

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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

Smith will get eaten alive in MotoGP simple as.

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Aug 02

Posts: 545

Cal et al

I know it's not strictly about Cal but does Smith really deserve the MOTOGP ride, he's done cock all in MOTO2 so until he's a winner there why should he take the place of Cal or Dovi in the MOTOGP squad.

Cal and Dovi are doing great stuff, if they had a little more of the good stuff they'd be right up with Jorge , Dani and Casey etc all the time, so split them up and put a kid in who frankly hasn't set the world alight in either of the small classes... blimey, Redding would be a better bet than Smith, sadly he's not on the Tech3 MOTO2 team bike, his ride on Sunday was fantastic against Marquez. 

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Aug 08

Posts: 74

A7X_916 says:

Re: Smith in Tech3

I think he is there purely based on what can easily be described as a successful first season in Moto2 last year. The Kalex and Suter machines have moved on massively over the winter and the Minstrel machine has not. Agreed, not a winner in Moto2 so could be argued he does not deserve the ride (same can be said for Redding who has interest from one or two MotoGP teams already). Like I said on the other thread, perhaps this boils down to Cal taking whatever factory ride is offered to him. For the record, I voted no.

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Oct 08

Posts: 262

LaughingGas says:

Whose seat is he having? Sounds like Rossi is waving goodbye to them.

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