Motorcycle Racing News Crutchlow Bids Farewell SBK Podium

Crutchlow Bids Farewell SBK Podium

Magny-Cours Preview

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha R1 Superbike – Team Sterilgarda) will be signing off from the Superbike World Championship this weekend with a bid to take the overall third place in this year’s series and to notch up his ninth and tenth podiums.

Full-season rookie Crutchlow has been one of the revelations of the 2010 motorcycle racing season and at Magny-Cours he will be concluding his short but sweet World SBK year before following in Ben Spies’ footsteps and moving on to MotoGP.

At Imola Crutchlow was again on the podium, in race 2, where once again he proved to have established an excellent feeling with his R1 superbike.

Cal Crutchlow says: “I was disappointed with the first race, I think I had podium pace and was catching up to the guys in front but made an error which dropped me back,” said the soon to be MotoGP rider.

“The second race was good, I had a bad start then Noriyuki Haga and Carlos Checa and I all had to come from the back which made it interesting. A big thanks to Yamaha who put together a great bike this weekend for me, we were really strong and put in some good laps towards the end of the races and I think we showed what we are capable of.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Harley-Davidson Gift of Riding H-D Riding Academy Contest

There is no better gift in the world than turning a non-rider into a motorcyclist. Of course, it takes more than best wishes to...

2021 Suzuki 650 V-Twins: New Colors Sneak Peek First Look

It’s always interesting to check into Europe’s latest to see what might appear on dealer showroom floors in the United States. We look at...

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version...

Sena SRL2 Review: Bluetooth Communications for Select Shoei Helmets

The Shoei Neotec II is a sweet upgrade from the original Neotec, and it incorporates many improvements. Nic de Sena reviewed the Shoei Neotec...

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini First Look (12 Fast Facts)

It is virtually impossible to go wrong when combining two iconic brands, such as Ducati and Lamborghini. With the two marques owned by the...

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....