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Matthew Birt  says:

Exclusive: Cal Crutchlow ready for Ducati challenge

Cal Crutchlow has admitted the challenge of making Ducati’s struggling factory Desmosedici machine a winner again in the MotoGP world championship will be the toughest of his career. Speaking for the first time since the British rider signed a two-year deal to join the Bologna factory from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad next season, Crutchlow told MCN in an exclusive...

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May 09

Posts: 880

CH987 says:


So, it all becomes clearer. Eddie the famous transvestite is the "real" you. Now I understand this sick fixation you have with Crutchlow.

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Oct 12

Posts: 31

Calfan says:

poor Benny

 He just can't take it. I guess i'll just have to get that BT broadband thingy now to see Cal thrash em on the Duke. That'll take a chunk out me pension.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

Full factory is Cal speak for rich

 "Full Factory" in this case means lots of upgrades that don't make the bike any faster, as opposed to the odd bit that makes his bike faster trickling down from Yamaha's factory team. Full factory just means rich. 

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Mar 13

Posts: 130

AussieInSUI says:

home free...

Well done to Cal. Now he will earn millions and can retire whenever he wants. A very talented and lucky man. Who wouldn't like to win the lotto? And Cal has just done it. A very sound financial decision.

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Apr 09

Posts: 1

smart move

Even after his excellent performances Cal would have eventually been pushed down the order at Yamaha or even lost his ride with Pol coming in on factory contract and other young blood impressing all the time in Moto2. He didn't have much choice but to have a Factory Ducati contract on offer and not many other rider's lined up for it (even if the bike is a dog right now) is still a clever move for Cal. He could win a few races on a Satellite bike in future but the factory riders will always have more chance of a championship. Its not a long term option. And who wouldn't want to be in a top MotoGP team on big bucks, hands up who'd prefer CRT... Didn't think so. Audi will give Ducati plenty of funding and time to develop so it's only a matter of time and different riders input to eventually make the dog behave. Also the fact that Dovi and Cal pushed each other so hard at Tech3 is only going to be a positive rivalry to get good lap times out each other. But Cal is the Terrier and is a braver overtaker than Dovi so I can see Cal edging better results than Dovi in future.

Well done Cal, Smart move and I hope you can tame the beast!

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Aug 09

Posts: 178

busaman195 says:


Will only read about it thanks to BT.good luck cal ...for next year..

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Jun 11

Posts: 2552

PaceyCasey says:

I'vebeen the hero

 "Full Factory" in this case means lots of upgrades that don't make the bike any faster, as opposed to the odd bit that makes his bike faster trickling down from Yamaha's factory team. Full factory just means rich. 


Well done bud, you've summed up Cals move in one sentence......... ''as opposed to the odd bit that makes his bike faster trickling down from Yamaha's factory team''.  That's ALL Cal will ever receive!!!!!!! How the f--k is he meant to beat the works boys with a bike full of 'trickles'!? Jeez.

The Duke move is so bloody obvious that i'm baffled why the majority don't get it. Stay at Yam and he'll get the odd titbit or go to Ducati and receive the best the factory has to offer. And who's to say it won't be a weapon next season?

Job done. Well done Cal.

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Jul 11

Posts: 1847

CHRainmaker says:

The bottom line is..

 ..if it's a good move for Cal, then it's a good move.

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Nov 03

Posts: 2142

saturn392 says:

CHR and Pacey

Completely agree ! We all make our choices and he's made his.  Race on........

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Oct 07

Posts: 1302

hugelean says:

 We won't know how good his move is til Valencia and the first test of next season if they still have it. As for money, he'd just bought a new house in a tax haven, so he was never the kind of skint we think of... Anyone saying it's a good move becasue next year will be the one is probably half mad and still relying on the lottery for their pension... Everyone but Stoner and Rossi have ended their careers in motogp by going to Ducati it will take a fucking miracle for Cal not to follow suit.. He's clearly happy but he hasn't ridden it yet.... Dovi was exactly the same beofre he rode it...

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