Crutchlow: Getting the mojo back

Crutchlow: Getting the mojo back

A difficult 2014 MotoGP season added Cal Crutchlow to the list of riders whose Ducati stint went awry. But the Briton is ready to show he still has what it takes to run at the front, as he tells MATT BEER

Ducati: an untameable red monster that lures riders with the delusion that they will be the one who can subjugate the beast and bring MotoGP's most evocative marque back to the top, only to spit them back out with dreams shattered and careers in tatters. And in 2014, Cal Crutchlow joined the list of its victims...

Or did he? The lazy cliches about what riding the Ducati Desmosedici will do to any MotoGP rider other than Casey Stoner began with the Australian's initially-vast margin over Loris Capirossi in 2007, and never really went away, stoked by how Marco Melandri and Valentino Rossi suffered at their compatriot team.

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