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Crutchlow calls new season 'a lottery'

Cal Crutchlow thinks the new MotoGP campaign is set to be as competitive as ever, with the Brit looking to improve on his impressive breakthrough season.

The 31-year-old scored victories in the Czech and Australian Grand Prixs in 2016, becoming the first British rider in 35 years to win a race in the top class of grand prix motorcycling.

With nine different riders winning a Grand Prix last campaign, Crutchlow knows it will be challenging to finish on top this season.

"If you look at the statistics it's difficult (to win more) because there were nine different race winners last year and I believe those nine can win again," he told Reuters.

"So there’s nine races taken up. I don’t think it is going to go like that, but it’s a possibility. Then you have a guy who is going to win a few races and I won a few races last year, Valentino (Rossi) won two races.

"And you have other factory guys who only won one race. I think it’s a lottery. An absolute up-and-down lottery. It’s not easy to better last year because I had some great podiums, I had a good result at Silverstone with the home crowd."


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