Cal Crutchlow
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Cal Crutchlow

1985-10-29 (age 35)


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Yamaha tester Crutchlow allowing Vinales to focus on racing

Maverick Vinales says the introduction of Cal Crutchlow as Yamaha MotoGP test rider for 2021 has allowed him to “concentrate on racing”, following his commanding Qatar GP win.

Crutchlow: Important to finish “emotional” last MotoGP race

Cal Crutchlow says it was “important to see the flag” in his emotional farewell MotoGP race, but was disappointed with the result in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Crutchlow “put it on the line” for final MotoGP qualifying

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says he “put it on the line” to put his Honda fourth on the grid for the Portuguese Grand Prix in his final MotoGP qualifying appearance.

Lorenzo hits back at Crutchlow over test rider comments

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has hit back at comments Cal Crutchlow made regarding the Spaniard’s role as a Yamaha test rider this year.

Crutchlow: Lorenzo’s talent doesn’t make him a great MotoGP tester

Cal Crutchlow says Jorge Lorenzo’s MotoGP talent and title success “doesn’t mean he’s a great test rider”, in response to comments the Spaniard made on social media recently.

Crutchlow: Daughter’s reaction proved I’m right to stop racing

Cal Crutchlow says he “knew I’d made the right decision” to stop racing in MotoGP in 2021, and become Yamaha’s test rider, upon seeing his daughter’s reaction to the news.

Why Yamaha's MotoGP rivals should fear Crutchlow's return Prime

Why Yamaha's MotoGP rivals should fear Crutchlow's return

Yamaha's signing of Cal Crutchlow as its new test rider is a major statement of intent as it strives to iron out the weak spots that have hindered its 2020 hopes. Even though he won't be racing, the Briton can be expected to have a major impact

Crutchlow joins Yamaha as MotoGP test rider for 2021

Yamaha has announced that outgoing LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will return to its fold in 2021 as its official MotoGP test rider.

Crutchlow "very far in discussions" with Yamaha over test role

Outgoing LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has revealed he is "very far in discussions" with Yamaha over a MotoGP test role for 2021.

Crutchlow suffered broken shoulder ligament at Aragon

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has revealed he broke a ligament in his shoulder during last month's Teruel Grand Prix at Aragon.

Crutchlow “happy” with MotoGP career if it ends after 2020

Cal Crutchlow says he’ll be “happy” with everything he has achieved in his MotoGP career should he not find a ride for the 2021 season after losing his LCR seat. 

Crutchlow to have scan after feeling "snap" in shoulder

LCR's Cal Crutchlow says he "felt a snap" in his shoulder during Sunday's MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix and is "pretty concerned" about it.

Crutchlow: Honda not wrong to move Marquez out of factory team

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow doesn’t believe Honda was wrong in moving Alex Marquez out of its factory MotoGP team for 2021 before the season had begun, despite his recent form.

Crutchlow came “very close” to pitlane start at Aragon GP

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says a slipping clutch on the warm-up lap of the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix almost forced him into starting from pitlane on his spare Honda.

Crutchlow: Suspension update “not miracle cure” for Honda

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says a suspension update from Ohlins isn’t the “miracle cure that will make you win” on the Honda, despite qualifying third for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: “Most people wouldn’t ride” with my arm issue

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow admits his right arm is still “not in a great situation” ahead of the MotoGP French Grand Prix a month after arm pump surgery.

Crutchlow's Barcelona Q2 hopes "wrecked" by Rabat Catalan GP
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Crutchlow's Barcelona Q2 hopes "wrecked" by Rabat

Cal Crutchlow felt he could have progressed into Q2 at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix had Tito Rabat not "wrecked" his final two laps in qualifying.

Crutchlow still wants Aprilia seat amid retirement suggestions

Outgoing LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says he still wants to “do the Aprilia option” in 2021, shooting down suggestions his current injury woes could lead him to retirement instead.

Crutchlow out of Misano races, aims for Barcelona return

Cal Crutchlow says "the first plan" is to return to action at the Catalan Grand Prix, after his recently-operated on arm forced him to back out of the Misano double-header.

Crutchlow says right arm is a “disaster” after surgery

LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says the situation with his right arm is currently a “disaster” following arm pump surgery after the Styrian Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: Honda not as close to me as before in MotoGP

LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow admits “hesitantly” that he doesn’t believe Honda is working as closely with him in the 2020 season as it used to.

Crutchlow “going in circles” with 2020 Honda MotoGP bike

Cal Crutchlow admits he is “going round in circles” with the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike after the LCR rider qualified down in 18th for the Styrian Grand Prix.

Crutchlow “confident” of staying in MotoGP next year

Cal Crutchlow says he is “optimistic and confident” he will remain in MotoGP in 2021 despite uncertainty over his future.

Crutchlow apologises to LCR Honda for bizarre MotoGP mistake

Cal Crutchlow says a gear change error led him to believe his LCR Honda had developed a problem in the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, which meant he “shut off” a perfectly healthy bike.

Crutchlow: Constant replays of Austria crash were "ridiculous"

Cal Crutchlow says the constant replays of the horror MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix crash between Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco was "ridiculous".

Iannone appeal delay “no issue” in Crutchlow’s Aprilia talks

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says Andrea Iannone’s doping ban appeal hearing being delayed to October is “no issue” for him in negotiations with Aprilia over a 2021 MotoGP ride.

Crutchlow explains why yellow flag MotoGP rule is “risky”

Cal Crutchlow believes the new yellow flag rule could make qualifying “more risky” because it will force MotoGP riders to “go out like lunatics” to get a lap in early.

Crutchlow: Honda doesn’t need to change bike philosophy

Cal Crutchlow doesn't believe Honda will change its philosophy to make a more user-friendly MotoGP bike in light of Marc Marquez's injury, and doesn't think it needs to.

Crutchlow, Rins to attempt to race in Andalusian GP

Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins will both attempt to return to MotoGP action in this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix, having been forced to sit out the opening race of the season at Jerez due to injury.

Crutchlow set for surgery on wrist injury

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will be flown to hospital in Barcelona for surgery on a fractured right wrist suffered in a crash during the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Alex Marquez beats himself up over “rookie mistake”

Honda’s Alex Marquez says his crash in MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix FP2 was a “rookie” error and was caused by him being “too optimistic” after a strong morning session.

Crutchlow questions Honda's choice to sign Espargaro

Outgoing LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow admits he was “surprised” at Honda’s decision to sign KTM rider Pol Espargaro for its factory team in 2021.

Crutchlow not interested in Honda's WSBK offer

Outgoing LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says he’s “not really interested” in taking up Honda’s offer to move over to its works-backed World Superbike project next season.

Crutchlow: Aprilia MotoGP move would be a “great deal”

Outgoing LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says a move to Aprilia in 2021 would be “a great deal for me” and would “excite” him.

Why Crutchlow's Honda days were already numbered Prime

Why Crutchlow's Honda days were already numbered

Cal Crutchlow's Honda MotoGP exit has been confirmed. Though Pol Espargaro's move to the factory team pushing Alex Marquez to LCR may have made Crutchlow's exit inevitable, the writing was on the wall long before that, as Oriol Puigdemont explains

Dorna will help Crutchlow find a place on 2021 MotoGP grid

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports, says his organisation will “help to find” a place on the 2021 grid for Britain’s only full-time premier class rider Cal Crutchlow.

Crutchlow: No reason to think I'll retire this year

Cal Crutchlow says that “there’s no reason why I won’t be racing” in MotoGP in 2021, having previously said that he expected his current contract with Honda to be his last.

Quartararo sweeps Sepang test as Marquez crashes again

Fabio Quartararo completed a clean sweep of the MotoGP Sepang pre-season test after topping the third day of running on Sunday, while Marc Marquez crashed again.

Honda's 2020 bike no easier to ride, says Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow admits the 2020 prototype Honda MotoGP bike he tried in the post-Valencia test this week is no easier to ride than its much-criticised predecessor.

Crutchlow: No disappointment over Repsol Honda snub

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says he is not disappointed to have been passed over for the Repsol Honda MotoGP ride vacated by Jorge Lorenzo in favour of Alex Marquez.

Lorenzo's retirement a "sad day" for MotoGP - Crutchlow

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow says Jorge Lorenzo's retirement is a "sad day" for MotoGP, after the five-time world champion decided to call time on his career on Thursday in Valencia.

Marquez outlines requests for 2020 Honda

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has outlined what changes he wants made to the 2020 Honda in a bid to find more performance.

Crutchlow undone by power loss in "horrendous" start

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says his Malaysian Grand Prix was compromised by power loss that led to a "horrendous" start and left him mired in the pack.

Crutchlow: 2018 Phillip Island crash "haunted me for a year"

Cal Crutchlow admitted that the Phillip Island crash, in which he badly broke his ankle last year has “haunted” him all season, as he claimed second in the MotoGP Australian Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: Qualifying would have been "unrideable"

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says conditions on Saturday during MotoGP Australian Grand Prix practice were not “rideable”, and is “glad” qualifying was pushed back to Sunday.

Crutchlow expected more from Nakagami in 2019

Cal Crutchlow says he expected better results from his LCR Honda MotoGP teammate Takaaki Nakagami this year.

Marquez doesn't care "faster" Honda is harder to ride

Marc Marquez says the 2019 Honda MotoGP bike being hard to ride does not bother him because it is faster than its predecessor.

Crutchlow: Zarco will "do better than people expect"

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow believes his new part-time MotoGP teammate Johann Zarco will "do better than people expect" in his upcoming three-race stint.

Crutchlow: Recent slump could delay my retirement

Cal Crutchlow says his recent slump in MotoGP makes him less likely to retire at the end of 2020, as he is keen to prove he still has the speed.

Crutchlow: Honda has "embarrassing" out-lap handicap

Cal Crutchlow says the current Honda’s performance on out-laps is “embarrassing”, and believes this played a part in Marc Marquez’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix FP1 crash.

Crutchlow defends Honda boss Puig's outspoken style

Cal Crutchlow believes Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig’s outspoken nature is an attempt to “force our hand” and “make us react” to what Marc Marquez is doing.

Zarco 'would've struggled worse' on Honda - Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow reckons that Johann Zarco would have struggled just as much, if not more, with Honda, should he have joined the Japanese manufacturer last year instead of KTM.

Marquez's victory a "miracle" given Honda weaknesses

Cal Crutchlow has dubbed fellow Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez's victory in Misano a "miracle", given his own miserable weekend at the circuit.

MotoGP riders baffled by "strange" Misano crashes

Several MotoGP riders, including Cal Crutchlow, were at a loss to explain their crashes during the San Marino Grand Prix.

Crutchlow "absolutely nowhere" in Misano practice

Cal Crutchlow says he doesn’t have to speed to worry about missing Q2 for MotoGP's San Marino Grand Prix, after ending Friday practice “absolutely nowhere”.

Crutchlow: Physical pain could sway retirement call

Cal Crutchlow says the level of physical pain he is facing could determine whether the 2020 season proves to be his last in MotoGP, as he has previously suggested.

Rossi's podium bid derailed by rear tyre issue

Valentino Rossi says he was unable to capitalise on his second-place MotoGP British Grand Prix starting spot after an early tyre issue resigned him to a distant fourth.

Crutchlow: Qualifying crash an "amateur mistake"

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says he regrets making "a bit of an amateur mistake" that led to him crashing out of Silverstone MotoGP qualifying.

Crutchlow admits new Honda deal "has been discussed"

Cal Crutchlow has revealed a new MotoGP deal with Honda “has been discussed”, but still believes it is likely his current contract will be his last.

"Houdini" Marquez gaining time everywhere, says Crutchlow

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says his factory counterpart Marc Marquez is like "Houdini" in that he's "got a trick" in every aspect of the Red Bull Ring circuit.