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Date de naissance

29/10/1985

Lieu de naissance

Coventry

Taille

170 cm

Poids

66 kg

Biographie

Cal Crutchlow arrived in MotoGP™ from WorldSBK in 2011, having also taken the 2009 WorldSSP title. Achieving accolades as Rookie of the Year on his debut with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in the premier class, Crutchlow then made his first podiums and pole positions with the Yamaha banner before leaving to the Ducati Team in 2014. Switching to LCR Honda the year after, Crutchlow’s greatest glory came in 2016 as he took victory in the wet in Brno – the first British winner for 35 years – and then followed it by another win at Phillip Island, in the dry. Top Independent Team rider in 2016 and a podium finisher once again in 2017, Crutchlow remained with the LCR team in 2018 for the fourth year running, winning another Grand Prix and on to challenge for the title of top Independent Team rider once again until his season was curtailed by injury. Crutchlow returned from a near career-ending injury by claiming P3 on the opening night of 2019, with two more podiums coming the Briton’s way. 2020 saw Crutchlow continue with LCR Honda Castrol, though an eighth-place finish was the best he had to offer before deciding to hang up his leathers. The Brit then rejoined the Yamaha ranks as a test rider for the 2021 season, and later replaced injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha SRT for the Styrian and Austrian GPs. Ahead of the British GP, with Maverick Viñales seperating from Yamaha, Crutchlow linked up with the factory team alongside Fabio Quartararo and competed at the following Aragon GP too. In 2022, the #35 made his return to the premier class with WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ for the latter part of the season, starting from the Aragon GP, replacing Andrea Dovizioso, who had retired from his MotoGP™ career two weeks earlier at Misano. Starting in 2023, Cal Crutchlow resumed his role as a test rider for Yamaha and took part in a wildcard entry at the Japanese GP, earning points with a 13th place finish.

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