Cal Crutchlow is one of the most talented guys on a motorcycle you will ever see and he has so far made a success of everything he’s done in his career. After ditching his football boots for two-wheels, it became clear that Cal had a pretty big talent on a bike and he rose through the ranks to debut in the British Supersport Championship in 2004. It took Cal three seasons to claim that title and when he did, in 2006, he knew it was time to move up and a switch to the British Superbike Championship followed. Cal’s first season in BSB was with Suzuki and he showed what a talent he was by finishing ninth, but it was the season after that he made people really sit up and take notice. A move to Honda put Cal right in the thick of the action and he rewarded the team with a third place finish that season, and again it was a time for bigger and better things.
He took the World Supersport Championship by storm in 2009 and got his biggest career win when he snagged that title, and the World Superbikes came calling in 2010 - where he came home in fifth at the end of the season. Cal’s awesome style and consistently impressive results meant that Moto GP came calling and he signed to Monster Yamaha’s Tech3 team and he’s never looked back since. In his first season he grabbed 12th in the overall standings and then moved up to 7th the year after - but 2013 was his real breakout year. Cal notched four podium finishes and two pole positions and made the biggest names in Moto GP take notice, and a 6th place finish was enough for Ducati to come calling for 2014. 2014 was a year to forget for the Midlands man, finishing in 14th overall, and he ended his reign at Ducati to join Team LCR for 2015. Since then he has gone on to end Great Britain’s four decade dry spell in the premier class and remains at the very peak of UK motorcycle racing.