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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow elated with maiden MotoGP podium

Cal Crutchlow could barely contain his delight after he became the first British rider in 12 years to stand on a MotoGP rostrum in yesterday’s Czech Republic clash in Brno. A stunning third place behind dominant Spanish duo Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo saw the 26-year-old become the first British rider on a MotoGP podium since Jeremy McWilliams took third at...

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tris123

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tris123 says:

superb performance

Fantastic, I hope it is the first of many. In fact it was the best motogp race I've seen in a long time. Cal being on the podium iced the cake.
 

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Another

Great ride from Cal, with Stoner out for a while, Cal might grab another that'll shut the critics up.

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sovrec

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sovrec says:

Go Cal....

...one of the best British GP riders since we had champions...imagine him on a full factory set up - Dovi tendeded to block / hold him up so that start was invaluable...depending on how Marquez starts and Bradl develops in 2013 alongside Rossi on a Yam, podiums may be even harder next year but Cal has it in him...

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

now is the time

stoner out, rossi still slow, other riders worried about rides they have for next year that will be slow, id say cal is in a good seat right now. best of luck to him and his british bulldog attitude. hope ginger boy can follow him at least for a few laps next year and redding does get a ride he deserves it more than most the spanish and italian failures.still the youngest grand prix winner.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

A very big result for Cal. Not so much the podium finish that impressed me, but for keeping his concentration and aggression in check  with Dovi on his tail for the whole race. Too many times this season he's 'caved in'. It was great to see. Well done.

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

He has every right to be

12 years in the coming ,We still have not had a win since 1981 when god himself last won for us ,Cal deserves every bit of it and for anyone thats met him they will know what a down to earth nice bloke he is,Well done ,you canforget the rubbish side of racing and down to business now ,on it !!

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kwakanuts

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kwakanuts says:

very happy for cal, he's worked his bollox off !!

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

hard work paid off

1 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:56.461 - - 47

2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:56.578 +0.117 +0.117 31

3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 1:56.699 +0.121 +0.238 54

4 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1:56.703 +0.004 +0.242 45

5 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda 1:57.156 +0.453 +0.695 69

6 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:57.161 +0.005 +0.700 62

7 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 1:57.474 +0.313 +1.013 15

8 Jonathan REA Repsol Honda Team 1:59.595 +2.121 +3.134 61
 

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Superb

Real potential GP winner. I always thought he was better then Spies and deserves a Top GP Ride.

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parris

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parris says:

Faster Sat Bikes

I hope that the Yamaha keeps the Tech3 Satellite bikes just as fast relative to the factory bikes next year. Looking at the results it looks good for Yamaha to have so many of its bikes up there in the results. Having fast satellite bikes also doesn't seem to take anything away adversely affect the factory bikes and riders.

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