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Old 04-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #239
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Originally Posted by Thumpermeister View Post
Felt bad for Crutchlow. He probably could have used a few more hp (or some clear track) to outpace the Hondas...who could park their buts in front of him in the corners and squirt away on the straightaways. Cal may have been a bit conservative in charging them but of course things can go wrong very quickly! It seems clear the only way to do it on the Yamaha is to stuff them into the corners Rossi-style, taking away the Honda advantage and catering to the Yamahas...just opposite to what the Repsol boys were doing to Cal.

Easily said from the arm chair of course!

Cal had a higher top speed on the straight, but the Hondas got up to speed faster and he couldn't close the gap. He needs to work on getting out of the corners faster.

And not blowing it late in the race.
"There isn't any secret," he said. "It's all very obvious."
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