Cal Crutchlow does not respond to Jorge Lorenzo’s jokes on social media. The 35-year-old is focused only on the new role of MotoGP test rider for Yamaha
Cal Crutchlow started his new MotoGP adventure as a Yamaha test rider. He took the place of Jorge Lorenzo, who did not fail to make fun of his crash in turn 2. Particularly dirty point of the track where many crashed. This time the British preferred to remain silent in front of the provocation, but there will be time to replicate. Now, the first goal is to transmit data to Iwata engineers and exchange opinions with Rossi, Vinales, Morbidelli and Quartararo.
After all, Cal chose to be a tester to stay closer to the family. Without too much stress, but without saying goodbye to the MotoGP paddock neither. “I decided to spend more time at home, more time with my family,” Crutchlow admitted. “I think it’s been a fantastic 10 years of MotoGP racing, a period that I really enjoyed, but I thought it was the perfect time to stop. I want to give my best for Yamaha, test the bike and improve it for them. My goal is to accelerate the pace and be able to give them valuable information to take a step forward.”
Yamaha riders are thrilled with his arrival. An outspoken and direct rider, he could be the winning card to return to the assault of the MotoGP title. “I think the direct relationship with Yamaha and with the riders is a good thing There is no time to test the speed of the bike for the rest of the year, so I think the key is to be united, to work with them hand in hand. I think experience is also the key to success “. No wild cards are planned for the 35-year-old British. First, he will have to familiarize himself with the YZR-M1. “It’s not in my plans, but let’s hope Yamaha thinks about it. I’m also the substitute rider, so if Yamaha asks me for a weekend… But first I have to get familiar with the bike “.