Tag Archive: Cal Crutchlow

Jul 09

Bridgestone reviews the MotoGP™ test at Argentina’s Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo

Bridgestone was able to gather valuable tyre performance data

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyreLast week MotoGP™ riders took to Argentina’s Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo for the first time, with Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl, GO & FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista and Avintia Blusens’ Hector Barbera all putting rubber to tarmac in an important fact-finding mission for the teams and Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the series.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

French MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

The riders were met with extremely challenging conditions at Le Mans

MotoGP - MotoGP riders entering S du Garage Bleu during French Grand PrixRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won a wet and wild French Grand Prix ahead of second-placed Cal Crutchlow on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 M1 and teammate Marc Marquez who was third. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Marquez becomes youngest ever premier class winner at Americas MotoGP™

Round 2: Americas MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 Americas MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez emerged victorious from a race-long battle with his teammate Dani Pedrosa at Circuit of the Americas to become the youngest ever race winner in the premier class of Grand Prix racing Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Marquez achieves career-first pole position

On only his second MotoGP™ race weekend

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 Americas MotoGP FP220-year-old Marc Marquez has achieved pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Crutchlow in command at Jerez MotoGP test

Circuito de Jerez, Monday 25 March 2013

MotoGP - Cal Crutchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech 3Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow capped off an impressive pre-season by topping the timesheet at Jerez during a late flurry of activity on the final day of testing.

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Oct 31

Phillip Island MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

The Phillip Island circuit has a very high average speed and creates extreme rear tyre temperatures

MotoGP - Phillip Island - Start of the 2012 Australian Grand PrixMotoGP - Phillip Island - Bridgestone engineer with Repsol Hondas Casey StonerRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner took his sixth consecutive victory at Phillip Island ahead of newly-crowned World Champion Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in second place, while Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow completed the podium in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Lorenzo lands on pole position at Aragon (+result)

 In round 14 at  Aragon Grand Prix 

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Misano MotoGP QPAragon GP Moto logoJorge Lorenzo rode his Yamaha Factory Racing M1 to pole position today at Aragon, the Spaniard’s time of 1’49.404 placing him in an ideal position to fight for a seventh win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Brno MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Brno was the first time this season we saw every rider on the grid select the same tyre combination for the race

MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer recording tyre dataMotoGP - MotoGP podium at the Czech Republic Grand PrixLast Sunday’s Czech Republic Grand Prix was won by Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who engaged in a thrilling last lap duel with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who finished second, while Cal Crutchlow’s scored his first ever MotoGP™ podium as he rode the Monster Yamaha Tech3 M1 to third place.

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Oct 29

International team to enter British Supersport Championship

Adding to the global appeal of the series

Motodex logoMelissa Paris  MotodexA brand new two-rider international team will be entering the British Supersport Championship in 2012. MotoDex Performance First Yamaha is a British-owned and run company based in Bavaria, Germany and Managing Director Tony Dexter has sponsored Gearlink Kawasaki in recent seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Second pole for Simoncelli after tricky day at Assen (+result)

Round 7: Dutch TT – Qualifying at TT Assen Circuit

MotoGP -  San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini logoSan Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli will start tomorrow’s Dutch TT from pole position, his second in the premier class, after a strong performance in a dry qualifying session saw him set his fifth successive front row start.

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Dec 25

Ben Spies: No excuses next year

Ben Spies has one main goal for 2011 – his first MotoGP win

Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGPBen Spies is targeting nothing less than his first MotoGP race victory next season, when the 2010 Rookie of the Year will step up to the factory Yamaha team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

MOTOGP: Crutchlow: Time is lacking – but I’m a fast learner

Britain’s sole representative in the MotoGP field in 2011

Cal Crutchlow 09-2010MotoGPTech 3 Yamaha rookie Cal Crutchlow admits that a number of factors are against him heading into the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Rea: Honda have exciting plans for me

Plans that could include graduation to MotoGP…

Ten Kate World Superbike Championship star Jonathan Rea alludes to ‘really exciting’ plans for him with Honda in 2012 – plans that could include graduation to MotoGP… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ben Spies injury update

“My intention is to go to Valencia and race and hopefully do the test too” – Ben Spies

Ben Spies is hopeful of riding in next weekend’s Valencia MotoGP season finale, and the following post-race test, despite dislocating his ankle in a sighting lap crash at Estoril on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

WSBK: Rea and Haga share the wins (+results & standings)

As Haslam and Biaggi battle on

Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) each got back to winning ways this weekend in front of a 45,000 crowd at the Nurburgring, as Rea posted his fourth and Haga his second win of the 2010 championship campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Crutchlow leads the madding crowd at sun-kissed Misano (+result)

After the first day of intense practice action at a warm and sunny Misano circuit

Yamaha Sterilgarda rider Cal Crutchlow heads the qualifying sheets with a 1’36.288, putting him narrowly ahead of Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport). Late in the hour-long session Crutchlow ran off track trying to go even faster, but did not fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Checa’s incredible lap time wins Superpole

Edging Max Biaggi and Cal Crutchlow

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa dominated the final Superpole session with a fabulous new track best lap of 1’47.081, beating Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) by 0.333 seconds and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) by 0.567 seconds, in a session that was red-flagged for a time and then re-started. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Biaggi takes third double win and championship lead

Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam

A remarkable day of unpredictable final outcomes and drama on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team at Miller Motorsports Park. Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) but he may not have won a single race today had Althea Ducati privateer Carlos Checa not had his machine quit twice on him while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Fabrizio and Haslam score in Kyalami thrillers

Two very different races delivered two types of riveting spectacle for the enthusiastic fans at Kyalami

The opening race was taken by a rejuvenated Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) in front-running style. Race two victor Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare), on the other hand, battled it out right to the end, with the top four riders all within a second of each other after 24 intense laps. The net result is an extended championship lead for Haslam, now on 222 points to Aprilia Alitalia rider Max Biaggi’s 207. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Kyalami Round 6 First qualifying‏

Fabrizio flies to provisional pole time

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipThe intensity of competition in World Superbike Racing in 2010 was continued in the first qualifying session today, with all seven participating manufacturers represented in the top 11 places, all within 0.859 seconds of each other. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Max enjoys his best day yet

In front of 115,000 people in Monza

An outstanding weekend of action at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, played out in front of 115,000 people, culminated in a remarkable double win for Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team, and pulled Max up to within three points of championship leader Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Fabrizio secures front row start in Monza

For tomorrow’s race at Monza

Michel Fabrizio and his team worked hard today and were rewarded with a front row place on tomorrow’s grid at the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza; Michel will line up in third position, the spot that he had already provisionally secured yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WSBK: Crutchlow keen to forget Assen with Monza podium

It would be a second consecutive podium finish for Cal

Yamaha Sterilgarda rookie Cal Crutchlow admits that the perfect remedy to a disappointing weekend at Assen last time out in the 2010 World Superbike Championship would be a second consecutive podium finish at Monza… Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

World Superbike returns to the ‘Temple of Speed’

At Monza for the first Italian round of the 2010 season

The HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza from May 7-9 for another classic appointment with the Italian track. Twenty years on from the first edition at the Monza parkland circuit on the outskirts of Milan, the challenge is still the same, but this time with seven different manufacturers competing with the best racing talent from Italy and abroad. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Haslam takes his first ever Superpole win at Phillip Island

Lascorz the top man after qualifying in World Supersport

In a new look Superpole, with the top 20 riders trying to go through all three sectors of Superpole in sessions which last 14, 12 and 10 minutes respectively, Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) beat all the others to pole position with a best time of 1’31.229, securing his first ever WSBK Superpole win. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

New era for motorcycle racer magazine

It’s now on sale

The World’s Number One Road Race Magazine, Motorcycle Racer, enters a brand new era with the publication of the latest issue (127 – March 2010) which goes on sale today. (Thursday 11th February). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Portimao Official Test – Last day

Rea heads British supremacy at Portimao

Jonathan Rea powered to the best time at the end of the three-day Infront Motor Sports official Superbike test session at Portimao in Portugal. The Northern Ireland youngster’s time of 1 minute 42.270 seconds was quicker even than Ben Spies’ 2009 pole mark for Yamaha. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

World Superbike official test line-up

Brimming with talent

The first official tests of the new SBK season get underway at Portimao between January 22 to 24 and the entry includes both riders and teams of the highest quality and quantity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Toseland will be happy – and fast – in WSBK

James will be on the leading pace right from the word ‘go’

Cal Crutchlow and Troy Corser predict that not only will MotoGP refugee James Toseland be far happier back in the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) again in 2010 – but he will also be on the leading pace right from the word ‘go’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

WSBK: Crutchlow vows to prove his critics wrong

Cal Crutchlow might be a World Superbike Championship new boy in 2010

But the Yamaha star and reigning World Supersport Champion makes clear that he has no intention of bedding himself into his new surroundings gently. Read the rest of this entry »

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