CRUTCHLOW WINS TOP TORRENS TRO­PHY

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Dou­ble Mo­togp race win­ner Cal Crutchlow has been awarded the pres­ti­gious Torrens Tro­phy, the Royal Au­to­mo­bile Club’s award for the pro­mo­tion of mo­tor­cy­cling in the United King­dom. Awarded only nine times since its in­au­gu­ra­tion in 1978, Crutchlow joins an il­lus­tri­ous short­list of for­mer win­ners.

The award comes after an in­cred­i­ble sec­ond half of the 2016 Mo­togp sea­son that saw him take two wins and a se­ries of podium fin­ishes while dic­ing with the top fac­tory ma­chines on the pri­va­teer LCR Honda. The 31-yearold was left gob­s­macked by the award dur­ing a for­mal lunch to cel­e­brate his achieve­ments at the RAC’S Pall Mall head­quar­ters on Tues­day.

“I feel very priv­i­leged that the Royal Au­to­mo­bile Club con­sid­ers me wor­thy of it. It’s taken a long time, and a lot of hard work, and it’s an hon­our to be recog­nised by such well-re­spected in­dus­try fig­ures.”

Cal Crutchlow joins an all-star short­list

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