CAL CRUTCHLOW AWARDED WITH PRESTIGIOUS TORRENS TROPHY
Cal Crutchlow was awarded the Royal Automobile Club’s coveted Torrens Trophy yesterday in London for being first British rider to win a premier class World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix in 35 years. The Trophy has only been awarded nine times in its history and only when the Club feels that the achievement justifies it. The shortlist of Torrens Trophy contenders was announced recently at Motorcycle Live, with other nominees including Jonathan Rea (2016 SBK World Champion) and Michael Dunlop (two times winner of Isle of Man TTs in 2016). The Torrens Trophy recognises an individual or organisation considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of safe and skillful motorcycling in the United Kingdom or to have shown outstanding skill in international motorcycling sporting events in the United Kingdom.
For this special occasion the Castrol branded RCV of the Isle-of-Man rider was exposed at the Pall Mall clubhouse. Castrol together with GIVI, Rizoma and Custom will support the LCR Honda Team for the upcoming 2017 season starting with the official pre-season test in Sepang next week (30-31 Jan / 1 Feb).
Cal: “I feel very privileged that the Royal Automobile Club considers me worthy of it. It’s taken a long time, and a lot of hard work, and it’s an honour to be recognised by such well-respected industry figures”.
Barrie Baxter (Chairman of the Torrens Trophy Nominations Committee): “Cal Crutchlow is one of the most fearless riders in MotoGP. Last season, Crutchlow became the first Brit to win a premier class race since Barry Sheene in 1981 when he triumphed in the Czech Grand Prix at Brno. It gives me great pleasure to present the 2016 Torrens Trophy to Cal in recognition of his outstanding achievement”.