MotoGP, Crutchlow calls Razgatlioglu: ‘Make the jump’

Cal Crutchlow signs his temporary return to the MotoGP Championship with a 19-time trial on the first day of testing at Aragon. He stopped the Scorpions at 1’48 531 just over a second from Jorge Martin’s best lap. The last time he walked on MotorLand asphalt was in June, on the occasion of the private test with SBK Toprak champion Razgatlioglu who could have considered a move to Class A in 2024.

Crutchlow’s Work Environment Problems

It’s not easy to get comfortable on the Yamaha M1, despite it being in its second year as an official test and alternative rider. Last season, he participated in four matches as a substitute for Morbidelli and Vinales, but without collecting points in the standings. On Saturday in Aragon he will have to start tweaking some comforting details to take on the top six Grand Prix in place of resigned Andrea Dovizioso. “I can’t find the correct position on the bike. For Duffy it was exactly the same. He changed the steering 15 times, he couldn’t get comfortable and that happened to me too’ Cal Crutchlow said at the end of Friday Aragon.

Il test MotoGP con Razgatlioglu

Yamaha has long been courting Toprak Razgatlioglu to add him to the satellite team early in the 2021 season. Nothing to do, the Turkish champion would have accepted the first-class jump only on the factory team. During testing last June, Toprak didn’t seem to have many problems with ergonomics: “He took off the seat spacer because it’s bulky and the rest was from Yamaha’s basic setup“Maybe one day we will see the Turkish champion in a motorcycle prototype?” continued British test driver superbike is easier to ride than a motorbike. Toprak only knows one Superbike bike, so he’ll be racing like that [al momento]. He only did forty laps, and then it started raining“.

Cal Crutchlow would like to suggest that Razgatlioglu also accept a contract with the satellite team, where they can ensure the official transaction. “I think he should make the leap, Ben Spies also got into MotoGP with Tech3. Collin [Edwards] He was at Tech3… He could take the lead in MotoGPSo far, no rider has won both the Superbike and MotoGP titles, Toprak dreams of being able to write history. But will it become a reality?