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Sylvain Guintoli: Cal Cruchlow is the answer to Yamaha's problems

Thursday, 17 June 2021

The English test rider has made them stronger.

The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring Former World Superbikes champion, MotoGP™ racer and current Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli.

Guintoli joined In the Fast Lane co-host Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to look at the rise of French compatriots Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco, reflect on his own career, talk about his following on YouTube and discuss his role in Suzuki winning the riders' and teams' championships for the first time in 20 years.

When asked for his tip for this year’s championship winner, Guintoli said his money is on Quartararo but gave credit to Yahama test rider Cal Crutchlow and the effect he had on the team.

“The money is on Fabio, he’s strong and that is down to Cal Crutchlow. He has made them stronger … from what he said, I understand why they’ve taken a bit of a step,” Guintolli said.

“I do think as well, Joan is going to come on after half the season goes, so he will be there as well, it’s going to be a big fight. And Zarco he’s like the wild card,” he continued.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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