Love Cal’s at­ti­tude but rules need to change

Time to ban dan­ger­ous Mo­togp re­mounts

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Much as I would be re­luc­tant to see Mo­togp go even a lit­tle way down F1’s path of hav­ing a rule for ev­ery con­ceiv­able sit­u­a­tion, what hap­pened with Crutchlow last Sun­day surely de­mands some thought. Seem­ingly, dam­age caused to his bike dur­ing his first off caused the throt­tle to stick open, re­sult­ing in a sec­ond trip to the gravel. He was lucky – it doesn’t take much imag­i­na­tion to see how things could have gone so badly wrong, not only in­volv­ing Crutchlow him­self but po­ten­tially other rid­ers too. We all ad­mire Cal’s never-give-up at­ti­tude but I don’t think this is the first time he’s been in the sit­u­a­tion of car­ry­ing on rid­ing an un­safe bike af­ter an off. Per­haps a sim­ple rule that once a bike has be­come hor­i­zon­tal it’s not al­lowed to con­tinue rac­ing? Nigel Sav­ill, Northolt

Mo­togp crashes don’t al­ways mean the end of a rider’s race

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