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Matthew Birt  says:

Cal Crutchlow in Suzuki talks

Suzuki could offer Cal Crutchlow an early escape from his Ducati hell. The British rider’s personal manager Bob Moore met with senior Suzuki management during the recent Catalunya race in Barcelona, with the 28-year-old one of several big name stars linked with the Japanese factory for 2015. Crutchlow could move to spearhead Suzuki’s factory assault in MotoGP next season because he has...

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DaniPedola

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DaniPedola says:

Suzuki must know the bike's nowhere

Why else would you have such an unambitious rider shopping list?

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Trident900rider

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Out Of The Frying Pan?

Now then, what does the Crutchlow boy do? Remember the mess he got himself into when he first was linked to Ducati a couple of seasons ago? He nearly lost his ride with Tech 3. If he messes this up, he will be off to SBK I reckon.

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goodsy3

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goodsy3 says:

 Dovi would be a better choice

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glm7354

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glm7354 says:

Maybe will see him in Gresini RCV?

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hello4646

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hello4646 says:

Oh

 Dear - That will be a bad move for Suzuki if they sign Cal.  Or is it because he wants be a FACTORY rider

Below is what he has said in Holland.  His plan to win on a Ducati!!!  He's having a laugh..  Get over it Cal, you ain't good enough at this level

The 28-year-old said in Holland yesterday: “Thinking about options for next year, I have no other thought but racing the bike now. It makes zero difference what is on the table. My priority is to be at the front with Ducati. I’ve never had another motive. My plan when I came to Ducati was to win and at the moment it isn’t happening. That's just the situation. You have some good years and some bad years. I've not said anything about going anywhere else and Ducati have not announced that I'm doing otherwise. We're looking forward to the future and I'm not interested in any other manufacturer. We have to continue trying to improve the speed and not worrying about contracts. It is not going to make me go faster or help me go round the corner or brake better if I have any other feeling on my mind.”

 

 

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glm7354

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glm7354 says:

Every rider dream to be factory rider.Cal saw last year that he can win pondium with the right bike.And Ducati isn't the right bike.Everyone knows that.Suzuki will be much better than Ducati but  needs two years at least to be competitive with Honda and Yamaha.Cal is old enough to fight for another 4 years with young hungry talents on a factory Suzuki or Ducati.Best solution for him is to go to satellite Honda or Suzuki.

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luckofthewelsh

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Days are numbered

 Seems like a downward spiral from here Cal. I wouldn't want him on board the Suzuki, it would be a terrible signing, he isn't proving himself to be a development guru at Ducati. Nor is he showing he can ignore the problems and ride around them, in fact, for Cal who (in his own words) "doesn't moan" and "just gets on with job" he sure is doing a lot of moaning! 

If by some act of kindness Ducati allow him to carry on in the factory team next year i don't think they will be in a rush to sign him up once his contract expires. 

If he stays at Ducati he is finished, if he goes to Suzuki he is finished. I would rather him stick it out with Ducati though, he has made his bed time to lie in it.

 

 

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

luckofthewelsh

what development, ducati have already said nothing really new this year so the bike he has is it till next year

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

It seems

Crutchlow is using the extra five degrees of angle he cannot find on the Duke in comparison to the two Italians to lean towards Hamamatsu.

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luckofthewelsh

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Sheene Fan

 You are right, nothing really new until next year. However, i imagine they are still gathering data in order to develop these new parts? Crutchlow has barely been on the bike and so hasn't been getting the right amount of data needed for them to develop any parts. 

Now Suzuki are rejoining the competition and will be lagging behind the competition when they first rejoin, they need someone who can stay on the bike and get them the data they need. Is Crutchlow that man? 

No.

 

 

 

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