Unconditional support and flag waving..No ta.
Simply put with regard to this thread and the quotes from Cal.
I believe he is being economical with the truth..which tends to be backed up by what Rossi said about his race, the lap times and what we all saw.
Cal thinks by putting his spin on events - saying they were both in the same situation, he just wanted it more than Rossi - it takes away all the talk about settings and shows that he is a better rider and therefore deserves a Yamaha factory ride. A bit rich when he's been doing the same regards his bike's disadvantages.
Crutchlow never misses an opportunity to open his mouth which is invariably aimed at making himself look better.
Do we hear much talk about his consistently shite starts and how this can be rectified, other than so-and-so cut me up?
He wants Valentino's seat and reckons he's a better bet for Yamaha, but..Cal reckoned he was worth a factory seat last year?
Yamaha still don't and have told him there will be no guarantee. They want Pol going forward.
Ducati reckoned Andrea was the better rider for them, not Cal.
For what it's worth, my opinion is..he should concentrate and let his riding do the talking. To me, it seems he puts his mouth in gear before his brain's engaged and likes to paint himself as a bit hard done by. I reckon Crutchlow has a bit of a chip on his shoulder about how much other people are earning too.
I don't blame him wanting to set himself up for life but think he could go about it a better, smarter way.
I think he should be a bit more patient and tone down the verbals. Show a bit more respect. Saying this..he draws plenty of interest and sponsors love him.
The only point scoring he needs to concentrate on is in the racing Sundays..and he is making strides in this area, but he ain't the finished article yet.
As a rider he's fast and still improving. He deserved his 2nd place on Sunday and was flat out faster than Rossi, but that don't make him a better rider..even now in the Autumn of Valentino's career.
PS: Oh dear Gixi..I mean Bulto. You're not trolling by questioning Rossi's sexuality are you? Crikey..and after all those high-browed lectures last week.