Britain's Cal Crutchlow will remain a test Yamaha racer for at least the next two seasons after extending his contract with Hamamatsu motorcycle maker. "I'm excited to be the official test racer for Monster Energy Yamaha for the next two years," said Crutchlow, 36, who raced regularly at MotoGP between 2011 and 2020. "I think it makes sense for both sides to continue with good working relationship, which we started last year. Once again, I will dedicate myself one hundred percent to the project. " Crutchlow drove four races last season in MotoGP, replacing injured Franco Morbidelli and Maverick Vinales.
Cal Crutchlow will ride a special, retro painting of a Yamaha motorcycle during the last three days of winter MotoGP class tests in Qatar. The Briton and his team will mark the 60th anniversary of Yamaha's first appearance in the World Championship race with a classic red and white painting. "It is a great honor for me to be chosen to perform with this special painting, which will pay tribute to all the racers and employees who have been working hard for 60 years," said Crutchlow, who is above the combination of old colors on the new motorcycles excited. "The engine looks great!" Yamaha will celebrate its 60th anniversary with many other events and activities throughout this season.
Valentino Rossi is convinced that Yamaha has strengthened considerably with the arrival of the Briton, Cal Crutchlow, who can make a big difference and help the Iwata manufacturer a lot in solving the problems that plagued them last season as well. Yamaha racers won half of last year’s races, but did not attribute any of the world championship titles to their account, also due to the inconsistent form of the motorcycles and technical problems. Much of the problem stemmed from a lack of test program, as previous test racer Jorge Lorenzo completed only four test days. This year, Yamaha strengthened with Crutchlow, who raced on their motorcycles in the Tech3 semi-factory team between 2011 and 2013. The Briton started his work on Friday in a shakedown test, and will continue in the official winter tests.
Cal Crutchlow will leave the Ducati team early and will be replaced by Andrea Ianone. Crutchlow had a valid contract with the Italian team for next season, but they only terminated it by mutual agreement. "We have reached an agreement with Cal Crutchlow on the early termination of the contract, which binds the Briton to our team this season and next," they wrote in a statement at Ducati Corse. "The colors of the Ducati factory team will be represented by Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone in the 2015 season." Crutchlow joined Ducati after a successful third season with Tech 3 Yamaha, where he replaced Nicky Haydn. But he hasn’t caught the rhythm this season, and his best result of the season is sixth place in Qatar. The 29-year-old Briton will join LCR Honda next season, where he is racing this year
In the first race of this season, racing doctor Valentino Rossi proved once again that he is not yet "retired". Despite a poor start to the race, in the second half he started to set record times and started to overtake his rivals as if for a bet. In the end, he was only behind the current world champion and teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Valentino Rossi started the race for the Qatar Grand Prix from the seventh starting place and thus broke through to the fifth place. He made two minor mistakes in the first rounds and then went on the hunt for the leaders. Meanwhile, he also overtook Briton Cal Crutchlow, who made a minor mistake and drove off the track. In the end, an exciting fight followed with the talented newcomer Marco Marquez, in which the latter lost. "Valentino was amazing. After a long time, he was racing this one again
After the third free practice, the young Spaniard Marc Marquez finished as the fastest. He was followed by Yamaha racers Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow. Most of the free practice before the Qatar Grand Prix was led by Yamaha, and then a rookie in the royal class, Marco Marquez, managed a great lap and consequently took the lead. He was behind Marquez Lorenzo in the overall standings, followed by Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi. Dani Pedrosa had bigger problems, as he could not match the mentioned racers, and he took only the eighth place. Results in the second free practice: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa / Honda) 1: 56,477 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa / Yamaha) +0,268 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita / Yamaha) +0,328 4. Stefan Bradl (Nem / LCR Honda) +0,780 5. Cal Crutchlow (VB / Tech 3 Yamah
Yamaha’s semi-factory racer Cal Crutchlow is looking forward to the inaugural race in Qatar next Sunday. Optimistic, due to the good results of the tests performed, he firmly rejects hints of any help to Jorget Lorenz in defending the world title, as some have hinted. In the last royal class tests, the English racer of Yamaha's Tech 3 semi-factory team, Cal Crutchlow, proved to be excellent. With good results, he proved that this year he has the opportunity for excellent rankings in races. Because of this, many are wondering and hinting that he will help defend the title of world champion, the Spaniard Jorget Lorenzo, this season. As Cal said, he has no interest in helping anyone in battles like this. He also pointed out that the dog
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