Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow was born in Coventry (Great Britain) on October 29, 1985. Although his father, Derek was a racer, Cal was interested in football. He changed his mind at the age of 11, when after the knee injury; he decided to concentrate on motorcycle racing.

Cal quickly showed he has pretty big talent in riding bikes. He improved his skills in some national series, until he came to British Supersport Championship in 2004. Three years later he became a champion and moved up to British Superbike Championship. He spent there two seasons and rewarded his team with the third place at the end of 2008.

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In 2009 Crutchlow made a storm-start in World Supersport Championship, where he won the title in his already rookie season! After snagging the crown, he made another step forward and graduated to World Superbike. His first victory in WSBK came in his home round at the famous Silverstone circuit.

After just a single season in World Superbike Championship, at the late 2010 it was announced Crutchlow would join team Tech3 in MotoGP. In his debut season in 2011, his best finish was the fourth position in Valencia. At the end he also won the trophy for the best rookie of the year. In the first GP in 2012, in Qatar, he got his first front row start. Several months later, in his home GP at Silverstone, riding with a broken and dislocated left ankle, Crutchlow finished in sixth position! In August in Brno, Cal secured the third place, which was his first podium finish in MotoGP.

But a real breakout year for Cal was 2013. He notched four podium finishes and two pole positions. Often fighting with front-runners, he ended that year in fifth place in World Championship, being the best non-factory rider. It gave him a chance to ride on a factory Ducati in 2014.

After an unlucky season with Ducati, occurred with just one podium finish in wet Aragon and 13th place overall, Cal decided to change bikes once again. In 2015 he started racing for LCR Honda MotoGP Team on a factory Honda RC213V, where in 2016 he has won 2 races, 2 second places and one pole position.