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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow praises ‘unbelievable’ Jorge Lorenzo

Cal Crutchlow hailed Jorge Lorenzo’s Catalunya MotoGP victory as one of the best of the Spaniard’s premier class career after the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider’s challenge was ended by an early crash. Lorenzo led home red-hot pre-race favourite Dani Pedrosa by 1.763s to cut the Repsol Honda rider’s world championship lead to just seven points with a third of the...

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Jan 13

Posts: 163

RevNutz says:

Crutchlow an alien?

No f*cking way, he could come on the podium in every race, even win the championship, but until he wins a race, he's not an alien. Hell, I'm starting to doubt if the aliens are actually determined by riding talent or the bikes those aliens are riding.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

keeping cool

to keep an m1 for next season,jorge did a great job and given the tyre issues even rossi is not looking frustrated, cal made a mistake and has not pulled out an excuse just said its my fault,respect to him adn good luck next round dude.

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Jun 11

Posts: 2569

PaceyCasey says:


You should be a bit more thankful for the millions the Spanish and Italians pour into GP racing,I don't  see much British sponsorship on the bikes of any of our up and coming GP stars of the future,


We have our hands full bailing them out bud.


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Mar 05

Posts: 35

glentraman says:

Sorry CAL but f**k lorenzo, Finish the damn race and get up there. I know your trying and a damn sight better than i could ever Do but dont give to much respect to these guys although they Do deserve it. It's so disheartening when you bin it cause you are nearly there. be One with the bike lol

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Apr 11

Posts: 3615

Bultoboy says:


of hearing this lame excuse after every race

Rossi has finished ahead of Cal in 3 of them, he is on his 6th race on the bike, starting each weekend with zero data.

He hasn't got zero data, he's been riding in Motogp for a decade and Yamaha have base settings plus Lorenzo's data from last year as a starting point. The set up of his bike looked fine, like it was on rails. At the moment he's just not fast enough to win or podium.

What data does Marquez have for his first year in Motogp, first year on the Honda and first year on any Motogp bike whotsoever. What data did Lorenzo have when he took two poles in his first three races, took podiums in each including the top one in the third?

Stop snivelling out excuses that you wouldn't entertain for any other rider and stop being so dismissive of the abilities of other riders. Rossi isn't performing up to the expectations of some at the moment and their, like your, disappointment, is being masked by looking for justifiable excuses. There aren't any.

This is Rossi and Burgess, the set up kings of the paddock. Saying they are struggling for set up is blasphemy amongst the disciples of St Vale, surely?

Cal is doing a good job at the moment, an unfortunate mistake this weekend but he's still holding fourth in the championship, one place better than he should be as a satellite rider you might say, but it's not, he's there on merit and he looks to have the pace to keep it too. Let's hope he does.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3300

wosihound says:

"The set up of his bike looked fine, like it was on rails.."

What..from your armchair?

Rossi and Crutchlow have both said they struggle stopping the bike, full of fuel early in the race.

Last time Rossi rode the Yamaha it was an 800. The bike used to be shorter than an RCV, now it's longer. The factory have clearly followed Lorenzo's development input based on his style, which many have said is unique in it's precision and high corner speed. He likes a bike on rails, Brains.

Fairplay to seems to be working for him, but it don't mean to say the M1 is easy to ride for everyone by replicating the way he rides. Cal, Ben and now Valentino have said as much.

Nobody is making excuses, snivelling or being overly dismissive of other riders..apart from the likes of you and the same old Rossi sniping.

Val was fast enough at Qatar to overhaul the Repsols and had good pace later in the race on a lighter load.

Yesterday he was fast towards the end, matching the front-runners for speed.

Get your head out your arse fucko.

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Jun 11

Posts: 2569

PaceyCasey says:


Fairplay to seems to be working for him, but it don't mean to say the M1 is easy to ride for everyone by replicating the way he rides.


The M1 seems to be good in any guise for the past few years whereas the RCV doesn't. Just an observation bud.

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Apr 11

Posts: 129

moany100 says:


It may have been an outstanding ridev by Lorenzo and all that finished, but that had to rate in the top ten of  the most boring races.

MOTO GP needs severe help to make it worth watching or it will end up the same as the 80'sand 90's just not worth watching.

If the formula doesn't change it will roll over as WSB but more likely BSB (as they have got the correct balance) takes over just as it did in the late 90's.

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May 13

Posts: 37

Huskymick says:

Testing today

Rossi in 6th, he's place in life. The new Suzuki 8th !!

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Apr 11

Posts: 3615

Bultoboy says:

Yes Wosi - Armchair

Same place that you make your observations from. Rossi's bike was hardly squirming around like the Hondas was it.

So you've been listening to the TV pundits again softlad and picked up on the fact that the Yamaha is now longer than it was before. So what? What does that mean? When it was shorter than the Honda it was the best handling bike on the track. Now it's longer and it's still the best handling bike on the track. Don't pretend you understand the significance of those extra few millimetres of wheelbase - if you do, tell us how they achieved it and the engineering reasoning behind it. You'd struggle to explain how a tea cosy works... Spalding explains Lorenzo's beating of Pedrosa to turn 1 on the wheelbase and suddenly you're the new chassis expert. Couldn't have been that Pedrosa didn't get such a good start this time then?

The snivelling is coming from the likes of Hugelean and you know only too well it's him the remarks are aimed at. Excuse after excuse and constant snipes that he'd have beaten Cal if... there's always the if and it's based on nothing than blind adulation and the belief that Rossi has no peers.

Marquez has no data. Lorenzo had none in 2008 but you conveniently disregard those points as they don't suit your's or Hugelean's purpose

Cal was doing a good job all weekend and Rossi never looked like troubling him in the race, yet Hugelean states he'd have beaten him. Cal made a mistake and admitted to it. He's still 4th in the championship. Put it behind him and look to the next race with the belief that he has the pace to run near the front.

Contrary to what you say, Rossi set his fastest laps on his full fuel tank but was dropping away from the 3 amigos every lap. Not much in the times, granted, but enough to put him 6 seconds back at the end and no chance of a podium. Rather than matching them at the end, he was still dropping back and lost another second in the last few laps.

Qatar is now history, gone and irrelevant. It's the next race that counts and so far he's fallen short in every one. I wouldn't bet against him getting another podium regardless of the circumstances. If it's a genuine one on pace then fair do, but at the moment it's not close so quit whining and accept it.

At the moment, Cal looks the more likely of the two to get the next one

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