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Old 05-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #2566
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love the old Le mans starts
fast in the back, slow up front?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #2567
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not sure of the answer but poll doing 100m less than some seems bollox to me
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:35 AM   #2568
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Ben says some interesting things about Yamaha, Ducati, WSBK, tires in Moto GP, and so forth.

http://www.crash.net/motogp/intervie...pies_-_qa.html
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:13 AM   #2569
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Crutchlow continues to stir the pot.

http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-de...fm?newsid=9432
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:49 AM   #2570
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Crutchlow continues to stir the pot.

http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-de...fm?newsid=9432
Unless Dorna steps in, he's fucked.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:59 AM   #2571
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Unless Dorna steps in, he's fucked.
I don't agree with his tactics, but I think he is near the top of the list for the Suzuki ride. I think he is trying to use that as leverage to get Yamaha to do something. A bird in the hand and all that.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:00 AM   #2572
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Dorna needs guys like him as much as they need a Marquez. He makes valid points and has proven himself to be deserving of a factory ride.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:07 AM   #2573
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Dorna needs guys like him as much as they need a Marquez. He makes valid points and has proven himself to be deserving of a factory ride.
DORNA can pay his way, but they can't secure him a factory ride.

He won't be without a ride.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:29 AM   #2574
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MotoGP needs more guys like Cal. He's a man that says what's on his mind and calls bullshit when he sees it. He reminds me of an old school racer and I love that about him.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #2575
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Dorna needs guys like him as much as they need a Marquez. He makes valid points and has proven himself to be deserving of a factory ride.
I agree. Last year I thought he was just full of himself and maybe need to STFU but, now I think he's got a point, got cred and, I can appreciate him not wanting to get walked all over when he's getting very good results under difficult conditions such as France where he took one hell of a knock to the body during QP and still came back the next day and got 2nd.

I think MotoGP need guys like him more than they need another fast Spanish guy. Of course Yamaha want the fastest guy they can get but I have my doubts Pol is faster than CC and I like Pol.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:51 AM   #2576
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I agree. Last year I thought he was just full of himself and maybe need to STFU but, now I think he's got a point, got cred and, I can appreciate him not wanting to get walked all over when he's getting very good results under difficult conditions such as France where he took one hell of a knock to the body during QP and still came back the next day and got 2nd.

I think MotoGP need guys like him more than they need another fast Spanish guy. Of course Yamaha want the fastest guy they can get but I have my doubts Pol is faster than CC and I like Pol.

My shipped has changed course, put me in the CC fanboi club.
Me too. He has a hint of Barry Sheene
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:53 AM   #2577
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Suzuki never built a good bike for years, decades maybe. The only reason they won was the rider. Schwantz, then Hopper never got a consistent good bike, nor Roberts.
I'd think jumping to the Suzuki would be worse than Ducati and slower than the Kawasaki CRT.

His public statements to the press may not be the smartest tactic for long term employment at Yamaha. Maybe he doesn't have the strongest representation?

Cal has mentioned elsewhere he wold be interested in trying other things, cycling for instance.
He also doesn't seem to have embraced the F1-style of living many seem to have, blowing all the money on crumpets and parties, ala Sheen. Could be he has a fairly good head on his shoulders and will make out alright.

Speculation does make for some fun between races and the start of silly season though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #2578
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MotoGP needs more guys like Cal. He's a man that says what's on his mind and calls bullshit when he sees it. He reminds me of an old school racer and I love that about him.
The problem for Cal is that it's not an old school kind of organization anymore. He expects to be treated fairly and rewarded for his performance. Fair enough but politics and nationality play a more important role these days. Cal doesn't play politics, he doesn't seem to whine either. I'll give him that. Threatening to quit isn't really a good tactic unless he plans to back it up. I doubt he really intends to do that. It just sounds like another not so well thought out comment from Cal of the kind that we've heard before.
I do agree that MotoGP needs guys like Cal. I just hope he can learn to keep a little calmer and a little more tactful.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #2579
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The problem for Cal is that it's not an old school kind of organization anymore. He expects to be treated fairly and rewarded for his performance. Fair enough but politics and nationality play a more important role these days. Cal doesn't play politics, he doesn't seem to whine either. I'll give him that. Threatening to quit isn't really a good tactic unless he plans to back it up. I doubt he really intends to do that. It just sounds like another not so well thought out comment from Cal of the kind that we've heard before.
I do agree that MotoGP needs guys like Cal. I just hope he can learn to keep a little calmer and a little more tactful.
That's the F'ing problem these days..people should stop being poosies and the racing should be about the F'ing racing.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #2580
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Crutchlow won't be hurt by his comments. When he first joined Ducati, Stoner ripped Honda apart for breaking promises to satellite teams and called them liars. One sage in this forum predicted Stoner's comments would damage his career and he would never ride a Honda again. I remember Kevin Schwantz wanting a free RM250 MX bike from Suzuki and complaining they were too cheap to give him one in his RoadracingWorld column during the early '90s. He wrote that he bought a Yamaha and went on to say he thought it was a better bike than the Suzuki.

Sure, Crutchlow isn't on the same level as Stoner or Schwantz but he's fast and more importantly is a fast Brit. His complaining is nowhere near Biaggi's level so he should be fine.
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