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MotoGP, Crutchlow: "You can test all you want but there's nothing like racing"

Cal will be back on the grid starting from Aragon as replacement for Dovizioso: "I have 6 races and two tests in 8 weeks, I went from being the least busy person to the most"

MotoGP: Crutchlow: "You can test all you want but there's nothing like racing"

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Cal Crutchlow certainly did not expect to be catapulted back into the races. After retiring, the British rider had accepted Yamaha's offer to be a test rider, but fate combined to put him once again on the grid. Last year he already raced four races first to replace Morbidelli and then Vinales and this year there will be 6.

Cal, in fact, has been called in to replace Andrea Dovizioso, who took part in his last GP in the premier class at Misano.

“It was the perfect way for me to retire and then take a test riding role, where I could still ride around at a good pace and be able to try and help Yamaha” Crutchlow said to the official MotoGP podcast. “But coming back and racing is not easy. There's nothing like racing. You can test all you want, feel things and be within a good race pace. But the way the guys are going this year, the field is so strong. So I'll just do my job as best as possible, which is still good for Yamaha because we can give information on the current bike”.

The Brit already knows the RNF WithU team, because last year he did the two GPs in Austria with that team. Not to mention that team manager Wilco Zeelenberg was alongside him at the time of Supersport. For Cal it will still be a real tour de force.

“I'm looking forward to getting back into it. But I think it's six races in eight weeks, and I have two tests also in those eight weeks! – he sighed - So it's going to be a busy period. I went from being the least busy person to being probably the most busy!"

 

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