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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I could have been fastest’

Cal Crutchlow believes slower riders cost him the chance to have a shot at topping the timesheets on the final day of the second MotoGP test at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia today. After an early rain interruption the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider was lying in sixth place when the majority of the field went into time attack...

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Oh dear...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Shut the fk up Cal..

 

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1986vfr750

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1986vfr750 says:

Stop talking cal and just ride....barbara is a dick though( as a racer...i dont know him personally). Im sure hector tried the same stunt on the big 4 too

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Artistic licence again

With a headline that bears no resemblance to what he is reported as saying in the editorial.

I winced when I read it and thought 'oh no, not again', but nowhere does he say I could have been fastest.

The point he makes about slower riders is a fair one. The consequences of hitting a slower bike would be catastrophic - remember Sheene.

As for the time, from what's been reported, I'd guess Pedrosa didn't go hunting for a fast lap today, so it would be irrelevant if he thought he could beat it.

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

Whats wrong?

The guys entitled to his opinion. After all its him whos going to get punted off by these guys hanging around for a tow. He makes a valid point and its usually the riders who complain about what they see as dangerous who get things changed. Barry Sheene being the stand out example. 

Its just seems that some folk are too keen to criticise Cal Crutchlow everytime he says anything.
Leave the lad alone. He never said anything there that wasn`t a legitimate opinion.:mad:

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1986vfr750

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1986vfr750 says:

Cal has a very valid point about the safety issue...but to say i think i could have been fastest if everyone would get out my way is like saying i could have been fastest if i was fastest...l

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

Well

no it isn`t. If he`s on target to do the fastest lap and gets blocked towards the end of the lap, then he`s justified in saying what he did.

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DoomedDog

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DoomedDog says:

Make your mind up Cal

MCN report Cal as being furious with the slower riders yet over on Bikesport News he says this -

“I am leaving this test in a positive frame of mind because I am fourth overall and although I was only sixth quickest today I actually think I could have been fastest. When everybody was pushing hard for a fast lap time at the end of the day I got held up on every lap but I am not worried about that," said Crutchlow.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Fair do's Cal

He's a racer and believes 100% in his abilties - completely the right attitude. Although to date his mouth remains fractionally faster than his wrist. The gap is forever closing though.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Sheene?..

..surely the Huber and Brown crash at Silverstone in '83 is the "stand out' example?...

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