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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati deal hard to refuse, says Cal Crutchlow’s boss

Cal Crutchlow’s Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal believes the British rider can’t knock back the opportunity to join Ducati’s factory squad in 2013. With the chance of a factory Yamaha ride not materialising, Crutchlow will have to remain in the satellite Tech 3 squad on the same financial terms if he rejects Ducati’s lucrative two-year offer. The 26-year-old has a two-year...

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trailler

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trailler says:

Cal

Sounds like Herve isnt that keen to keep Cal on........wonder why?. Always came across that Herve was a Dovi man , not a Cal man .

No changes to his contract  if Cal signs for tech3 next year......hmm....suspicious!.

If there is a change in managment/engineers at team Duck , Cal could actually been on to a good thing here .

Well good luck to him anyway , hope he makes the right decision.......

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

um, PaceyCasey

What did Dovi do on the Honda? He beat everyone except Casey and Jorge in the title LAST YEAR. Surely you didn't miss the whole 2011 season did you? Or do you think Cal would have beat both Casey and Jorge in Dovi's position last year? Yes, Ben has had just about double the time Ben has had in the class to date. But like I said, you can compare Cal's first 1.5 season to both Dovi's and Spies FIRST season and he's yet to achieve what either did in terms of top 5's and podiums. So what has he done to show MORE potential? The only "evidence" you say in your post is "Second season he's showing the pace, regularly out qualifying his team-mate". Yes, that does qualify as potential. But does that answer the question as to what Cal has done for some to say he has MORE potential than either Spies or Dovi? Not saying that is you final answer but if so, that logic would suggest that Hayden has more potential than Rossi considering that he has out performed him in QP this year 6 to 2. Both perception and potential are funny things as to how some measure. As people always "perceived" Simoncelli (RIP) to have so much more potential than Spies and a future MotoGP champion when in reality Spies (and Dovi for that matter) did nothing but soundly beat him week in and week out.

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

um, PaceyCasey

What did Dovi do on the Honda? He beat everyone except Casey and Jorge in the title LAST YEAR. Surely you didn't miss the whole 2011 season did you? Or do you think Cal would have beat both Casey and Jorge in Dovi's position last year? Yes, Ben has had just about double the time Ben has had in the class to date. But like I said, you can compare Cal's first 1.5 season to both Dovi's and Spies FIRST season and he's yet to achieve what either did in terms of top 5's and podiums. So what has he done to show MORE potential? The only "evidence" you say in your post is "Second season he's showing the pace, regularly out qualifying his team-mate". Yes, that does qualify as potential. But does that answer the question as to what Cal has done for some to say he has MORE potential than either Spies or Dovi? Not saying that is you final answer but if so, that logic would suggest that Hayden has more potential than Rossi considering that he has out performed him in QP this year 6 to 2. Both perception and potential are funny things as to how some measure. As people always "perceived" Simoncelli (RIP) to have so much more potential than Spies and a future MotoGP champion when in reality Spies (and Dovi for that matter) did nothing but soundly beat him week in and week out.

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

Cal is definately not as quick as CS so why would he be able to win on the Ducrapi...

Yes very good Cal is...but we have all agreed in a round about way it was CS that won on a bad Bike...

Hence why he is only one to win on it for years....

But Cal is making a big misyake thinking he can win the title on the current bike.

He's far bettewr of on the Tech 3 machine....

He may do better than rossi over a season but only just...??

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

Bennyhedgehog

You really are a wanker ,You know fuck all about Cal,and you think Dovi shits gold bars,you and tetsui should have a civil partnership and fuck off to italy for your honeymoon,and wave your flag for spotty

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jonnyrocket

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jonnyrocket says:

stig08

You're right...soooooooooooo right.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Oh no

Put Cal's Brembo's on e-Bay, Granny Smith's not going to need them, he won't be going fast enough, he'll need stabilisers for the first season, and he'll be the biggest British fuckup ever to throw his leg over a MotoGP bike, come to think of it, put Cal's bike on e-Bay as well, give a chance for Rossi to buy it lol 

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Luck has played a considerable role..

It could be argued that without his bad luck at Silverstone and again at Assen, Crutchlow may well have got his podium already, this at the expense of Dovi. As luck would have it, this hasn't happened and it's Andrea who's had the run of good fortune ( and this in no way undermines his ability ). The same way Dovi benefited last year in the final championship standings from Pedrosa's accident and Rossi's first year on the Duc! The reality of the situation is, on comparable machinery all of these guys are incredibly close and luck will inevitably play a role in determining the fortunes of where these guys end up. I do think it's fair to say though, Dovi's had his chance on a factory bike and he's never really looked capable of challenging for the top spot, top 5 yes, but no championship contender - Crutchlow on the other hand appears to be a rough diamond learning his trade, and with the right bike underneath him could get very close. Take your pick, it's nothing but guesswork for all of us..

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Ducati like offering big bucks its a shame they can not build a bike for their riders to ride on instead they just crap on them feckin tossers.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Oh no

Put Cal's Brembo's on e-Bay, Granny Smith's not going to need them, he won't be going fast enough, he'll need stabilisers for the first season, and he'll be the biggest British fuckup ever to throw his leg over a MotoGP bike, come to think of it, put Cal's bike on e-Bay as well, give a chance for Rossi to buy it lol 

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