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Cal Crutchlow

The 2009 World Supersport Champion, Cal Crutchlow, is making the transition to the MotoGP series after a successful campaign in the World Superbike Championship.


Cal Cructhlow
Rider: Cal Crutchlow
Nickname: The Dog, The Honey Badger
Born: October 29, 1985 in Coventry England
Team:Ducati Team
Machine: Ducati GP14 (#35)
Cal Crutchlow's position in the racing world rose quickly after claiming the 2009 World Supersport title, his second prestigious 600cc championship in four years. Cal burst onto the scene in 2006, claiming the British Supersport crown and being pushed into the British Superbike series the following year.

Powerhouse Rizla Suzuki drafted the youngster to ride the GSX-R in ’07, but he struggled most of the year. His first and only podium was a third place in the season finale. During the 2008 season he changed to the HM Plant Honda and established himself as a contender by winning twice and nearly beating his teammate, Leon Haslam, in the championship chase.

The move to the Factory Yamaha World Supersport team for 2009 turned out to be one of the best of his young career. In his rookie season he was part of an epic championship battle between himself and Parkalgar Honda’s Eugene Laverty. The two riders battled back and forth at every round, each suffering setbacks and the occasional bad-break. But when the dust settled at the final round it was Crutchlow who took home the 2009 World Supersport title.

In 2010 Crutchlow returned with Yamaha, but this time made the step up to the World Superbike Championship. It was an outstanding season for the Brit as he finished fifth overall with three victories and another eight podiums.

After his success in WSBK, Crutchlow has joined the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team in the MotoGP series for 2011.
Cal Crutchlow Career History
2013 - 5th MotoGP - Yamaha
2012 - 7th MotoGP - Yamaha
2011 - 12th MotoGP - Yamaha
2010 - 5th World Superbike - Yamaha
2009 - 1st World Supersport - Yamaha
2008 - 3rd British Superbike - Honda
2007 - 9th British Superbike - Suzuki
2006 - 1st British Supersport - Honda
2005 - 4th British Supersport - Honda
2004 - 10th British Supersport - Honda
2003 - 2nd Yamaha R6 Cup - Yamaha
2002 - 4th Junior Superstock Championship
2001 - 1st Aprilia RS 125 Challenge - Aprilia
2000 - 5th Aprilia RS 125 Challenge - Aprilia
1999 - 1st UK Junior Challenge

Cal Crutchlow News & Articles
Crutchlow Thrilled with Australian Podium
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tech 3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow ended a disappointing run of bad luck with his second career MotoGP podium, this time at Phillip Island.
Crutchlows Podium Run  Out of Gas
Monday, October 15, 2012
Tech 3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow had another MotoGP podium finish in his sights at Motegi, until the British rider ran out of gas.
Crutchlow Misses Aragon Podium on Final Lap
Monday, October 01, 2012
Cal Crutchlow narrowly missed the chance to add another podium finish to his 2012 MotoGP season, falling short of teammate Andrea Dovizioso by a slim margin.
Cal Crutchlow Blows Golden Podium Chance
Monday, September 17, 2012
Cal Crutchlow blew a great chance to claim a second successive MotoGP rostrum after he crashed out of contention on Lap 5 in Misano.
Crutchlow Elated with Maiden Podium at Brno
Monday, August 27, 2012
Cal Crutchlow broke a 12-year MotoGP podium drought for British riders, the Englishman claiming his maiden rostrum at Brno.
Cal Crutchlow Continues with Tech 3
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Cal Crutchlow signed a one-year extension with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 and will be joined by Moto 2 rider Bradley Smith to make up an all British team in 2013.
Yamaha MotoGP Riders: Challenger Accepted
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ahead of the U.S. GP at Laguna Seca, Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, along with Tech 3's Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, got to take part in a commemorative video, each with his own Hemi-powered Dodge Challenger.
After Mugello  Crutchlow Still Awaits Ducati
Monday, July 16, 2012
Running to another top six finish with Tech 3 Yamaha at Mugello, Cal Crutchlow still waits for Ducati on his official contract for 2013.
Crutchlow on Assen TT   His GP Future
Monday, July 02, 2012
Caught up in the first-corner melee at Assen, Cal Crutchlow is left to wonder on what might have been – a podium finish at the Dutch TT. The British rider also sounds off on his 2013 plans.
Seats and Pit Tour Added to Crutchlow Auction
Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Pole Position Hospitality Club seats and a tour of Cal Crutchlow's pit box at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have been added to the auction of leathers Crutchlow wore at the recent British Grand Prix.
Crutchlow Silverstone Leathers to Auction
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Honey Badger Cares: Yamaha is auctioning off MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow's historic Silverstone leathers to benefit Feed the Children.
Heroic British GP for Cal Crutchlow
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo may have won the British GP at Silverstone, but the standing ovation from fans was for the heroic performance from Englishman Cal Crutchlow, who charged from last to sixth despite a broken ankle.
Crutchlow Not Afraid of a Ducati Offer
Monday, June 04, 2012
Current Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow claims he would have no fears about accepting an offer from Ducati to race the fickle Desmosedici.
MC Life on Two Wheels with Monster Energy
Monday, March 12, 2012
MotoUSA plays in the dirt with a few of Monster Energy’s prized street bike and motorcycle road race athletes.
Cal Crutchlow to Lap Isle of Man TT Course
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
British MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow is the latest MotoGP rider to confirm that he will be doing a parade lap during the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races.
Cal Crutchlow Ready for Thundersprint 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow looks forward to taking a relaxing weekend at the Thundersprint 2011 May 7th - 8th to meet fans and ride the thundersprint course.
MotoGP: Surgery for Cal Crutchlow
Friday, April 08, 2011
Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow goes under the knife in Italy to resolve arm pump issues in time for Round 3 at Estoril.
Cal Crutchlow Tests YZR-M1 MotoGP Bike
Friday, October 22, 2010
After wrapping up the 2010 World Superbike season in fifth overall, Cal Crutchlow recently tested the YZR-M1 race bike at Yamaha’s test track in preparation for the 2011 MotoGP season.
Cal Crutchlow to Ride at Thundersprint 2011
Friday, October 15, 2010
For 2011 Britain's own Cal Crutchlow will be riding at the legendary Thundersprint aboard the latest Yamaha.
Cal Crutchlow Joins Tech 3 for 2011 MotoGP
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Yamaha Sterilgarda Team rider Cal Crutchlow will move up to join the Monster Energy Tech 3 Team to fight in the MotoGP Championship in 2011.
Single Track Mind - Cal Crutchlow
Friday, August 13, 2010
For this edition of Single Track Frank writes about fellow countryman Cal Crutchlow, also our man Melling gets his way onto an actual racing podium… his own!
2010 Yamaha World Superbike Livery Unveiled
Friday, February 12, 2010
Yamaha's Sterilgarda World Superbike team unveiled its 2010 livery today in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy.
Crutchlows Factory Yamaha YZF-R6
Monday, January 11, 2010
Motorcycle USA takes a ride on Cal Crutchlow’s Factory Yamaha YZF-R6 and compare it to the competition in our World Supersport Shootout.
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