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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow: ‘2013 will be a big war’

British rider Cal Crutchlow reckons MotoGP fans will be gripped by some hard and pulsating racing in 2013 after an enthralling start to pre-season testing at the Sepang track in Malaysia today. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider set the sixth best time on a YZR-M1 machine that was fitted with an updated engine compared to the bike he rode in...

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

Good start Cal. This year it has the makings of a unbelievable season.. But astonished he's basically on last seasons kit. Dani won something like 7 of the last 9(guess?) races meaning the yam was losing quite a bit to the honda and jorge could do nothing about it(still can't figure out how the Honda lost last year!!), The bike needed serious progress just to catch up never mind match the progress honda will have undoubtably made.. The yam has never reached the lofty dominant heights it did with Rossi in charge. they need to revisit that set up if they want to challenge and then pass the parts down. With full factory hondas in the sat team, tech 3 are already at a disadvantage..

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Jun 11

Posts: 2569

PaceyCasey says:


Dani won something like 7 of the last 9(guess?) races meaning the yam was losing quite a bit to the honda and jorge could do nothing about it(still can't figure out how the Honda lost last year!!),


Maybe Dani was just better and JLo is happy to ride for points? There's a fag-papers difference between these two bikes, as today shows, yet you continually suggest the Honda is far superior. Why would that be bud lol?  A fit Dani is a very, very fast man.

As for Cal's comment regarding this season, i totally agree. It has all the ingredients for a great championship.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


Using that engine Jorge used ain't a bad start to test on and be in the top 6 I think cal will be right up there this season.

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Apr 11

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ow01fogno1 says:

Dovi money bags

Won't be part of it I'm afraid.sell out.

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Jul 11

Posts: 18

mezzer says:

"Dovi money bags

Won't be part of it I'm afraid.sell out."

Sell out?    Cal was well pi**ed off last year when Dovi got the Ducati ride, Cal was hoping that ride would be his, and the ££££££££££ with it

Bet you Cal is made up now though! and check out Brads times, not far behind Cal and probably on a lower spec engine too

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Oct 10

Posts: 49

SStyloF says:

The Titanium Gnome...

.. is a flipping fast rider. Years of just being an occasional winner are over. I think now that hes over his injuries he sees thats its now or never, Stoner woke him up, tho' IN MY OPINION it was Dani that broke Stoner(at Sachsenring) by pushing themselves both to the limit.
I never noticed GP riders ragged but there and Laguna, the on board and circuit cameras showed some divine talents passing the limit.

I was never a Dani fan but man he rode the balls off the end of 2012 as well as having some smart racecraft.

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Mar 09

Posts: 38

thedokter46 says:


i have to agree dani has had some of the worst luk injury after injury and then the bike being not quite on it feel for him alot he will end up if he doesnt do something soon like nori the best rider never to best a gp crown it waould be unfair as dani is a quality rider a fantastic little battler wish him the very best he defo handed lorenzo his arse last year a few times fair n square


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Apr 11

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ow01fogno1 says:


yer i know bud just a bit of banter but the ducati is closer today tho, and the tech 3 yams are looking strong, ill be wearing monster tech 3 gear with pride this year as i did last but this tiem with an all british team, brad is showing 2 fingers to his critics imo, thie year will be a big test but he must like the way the basics of the m1 feel i mean just look at spies after a good rest on the duke!!!

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Jun 10

Posts: 356

Lorenzo99 says:

Dani - he's very fast

    I have to agree Dani thrashed Jorge in the last few races of 2012.I don't think Jorge had an answer to him.Dani is the main threat to Jorge this year but I'm not dismissing either Rossi or Marquez even though I think it unlikely they will win the championship this year.

    I think Marc Marquez will be a big threat next year,but Dani is defenatly the man Jorge has to worry about this year.Saying that Jorge is the man to beat & beating him is never going to be easy !

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Oct 12

Posts: 70

klacto says:


Last season was a war but only two contenders in it, hopefully this season we will have at least four cutting it. . It's always tempting to believe that wars today are harder fought than in days of yore. Even when Ago was racing his MV against singles he had to get round that Mountain Circuit. No, wars today are no harder, it's because we can see it with our own eyes we believe it so. Wars of the past have been just as cut throat and no inflating armour plated leather to help out when that limit is passed. It's also true though that the last couple of seasons "sans" a competetive doctor have been flat. At least this time once JL has bested the flying midget (Dani) he will also have to  best the crazy one( MM)  AND the doctor before he can cross the finishing line as the winner. I doubt he'll be able to settle for a bunch of second places and hope Dani falls off.

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