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Matthew Birt  says:

2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – CRUTCHLOW ON PODIUM

A British rider on a MotoGP podium had become almost as rare as the sight of Halley’s Comet. A podium drought that stretched back to the British Grand Prix in 2000 was finally ended though when Cal Crutchlow stormed to a brilliant third place in Brno. He told MCN after his career breakthrough result in the Czech Republic: “It is humbling to...

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davevr46

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davevr46 says:

Its a shame becuase i like cal , he has a great personality.

Just wish he could stay on the bike more.

suzuki 2014 im guessing :D , the 2011 bike seemed quite good so if the used hat as their base......, cal could be a real challenger in 2014

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Ivebeenthehero

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I wouldn't call Cal crash prone. If you want to run top three on a satelite bike in motogp then you have to ride on the ragged edge, every corner, every lap.

Yeah Cal to Suzuki in 2014 would make perfect sense.

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motoking

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motoking says:

this guy

is funny and seems a good guy. not insulting another rider behind while talking opposite lie in front. but this guy really made me laught since he talk about the invoice coming for his brake. and revealed that dovi buy it with his own money so dovi has advantage over him. good luck for him. he need more than skill to win WC. the package.

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ColonelClaw

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ColonelClaw says:

Fast

One thing about Cal is that he's an amazing time-trialler. He resounding beat Dovi in qualifying and many other factory bikes. When in clear air during the races he was often amongst the very fastest.

There are two things he now needs to add to his armory to become a winner: race-craft and staying on the bike. Cal is a poor starter, and not the world's best over-taker. He also falls off too much. These will come in time, you can make a naturally fast guy more reliable, but it's damn hard to make a plodder fast. Say what you like, Cal is bloody fast. He also needs to learn to be agressive at the start and when overtaking. Just copy Marquez! :D

 

The bad news for Cal is that this year he will need to beat all 4 factory Yams and Hondas, a task made easier last year by Ben Spies' baffling lack of pace.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Cal

Cut the crashes and you're 'the best of the rest'. Easier said than done i know,  but way too many unforced errors this season. Should've had Dovi in your pocket this season but.........................

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eddl

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eddl says:

Sorry folks i think cal may have peaked last year

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eddl

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eddl says:

whoops this year i mean

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

checking out till the New Year

so may I say to all my  allies and adversaries with whom I've - discussed,-  bantered, and crossed swords with during the last yearr  - A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.  ALL THE VERY BEST ......... .....SATURN

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Saturn

Ditto bud :)

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assen03

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assen03 says:

Boy done good!

Top year Cal, let's do one better this year!

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