Why motorsport needs more Crutchlows

Why motorsport needs more Crutchlows

Cal Crutchlow's impressive Brno MotoGP victory was deservedly lauded but - perhaps more importantly - in a world of increasingly uniformed personalities it also threw one of motorsport's real characters into the limelight

If you really thought about it, how many modern motorsport competitors would you want to go for a beer with? That question is not 'who do you want to meet?', or answered by recounting a list of people you already know or consider friends.

But think about what you know about riders or drivers - their professional persona, anyway - through television broadcasts, social media and the prism of the media. Now who do you reckon would be good value for a quick pint after work, to maybe watch some sport or just generally have a chat about life? If I'm being honest, overlooking people I have dealt with, I don't know that my list is a massively long one.

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