- United Kingdom
- Australian GP victories
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Coventry, United Kingdom
Named after the two-time Daytona 200 winner Cal Rayborn, Briton Cal Crutchlow was destined to become a champion. And while a MotoGP™ World Championship has so far eluded the 33-year-old racer, he clinched the 2009 World Supersport Championship with voracious consistency.
After two year in the Superbike category, and with a best finish of fifth overall, Crutchlow was drafted into the MotoGP™ World Championship under the wing of the satellite Tech3 Yamaha squad where a raft of point-scoring finishes earned him 2011 Rookie of the Year status.
He remained in the privateer outfit for two more seasons, picking up six podiums and two pole positions before the lure of a factory seat saw him sign for the official Ducati squad for the 2014 season.
Far from the regined machine it is today, the GP14 proved a handful for the British rider and he ended the season 13th overall, his worst ever finish in the seven seasons in the premier-class category.
He signed for the LCR Honda Squad for the 2015 season, where he remains today, and picked up two of his three Grand Prix victories in 2016. He secured factory backing for the 2018 season and won the drama-filled Argentine Grand Prix earlier this year.
Crutchlow achieved victory at Phillip Island in 2016, after an unforunate accident at The Island in 2018 the British rider will be looking to lead the pack again at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019.