Born on October 29, 1985 in Coventry (UK), Crutchlow was a relative latecomer to motorcycle racing by modern standards, focusing on football in his early years until a knee injury prompted him to follow in his father’s footsteps by turning his attention to bikes in 1996.
His progress as a youth was rapid, as he was crowned UK Junior Challenge Champion just three years later. Crutchlow moved on to manufacturer cup racing, earning the Aprilia RS 125 Challenge title in 2001 and finishing runner up in the Yamaha R6 Cup in 2003.
The next year saw him enter the British Supersport Championship aboard a Honda, beginning a three-year tint that culminated in winning the 2006 national championship.
The following year Cal moved up to British Superbike with Rizla Suzuki finishing 9th overall.
For 2008, Cal switched back to Honda machinery with the HM Plant squad, where his performance immediately took a step forward, and thanks in part to a pair of victories, he finished the year third in the standings.
In 2009 the Briton earned the Supersport World Title with Yamaha and an immediate promotion to the 2010 Superbike World Championship. He arrived in MotoGP in 2011 achieving the Rookie of the Year with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad.
After several pole positions and first podiums Cal left Yamaha for Ducati in 2014.
Switching to LCR Honda the year after, Crutchlow’s greatest glory came in 2016 as he took victory in the wet in Brno – the first British winner for 35 years – and then followed it by another win at Phillip Island.
Cal was Top Independent Team rider in 2016 and a podium finisher once again in 2017, Crutchlow remains with the LCR Honda Team this season for the fourth year running.
He won the 2018 MotoGP race in Argentina, making him the first Brit to lead the premier class world championship since Barry Sheene in 1979.
- Age: 28 (Born 29 October 1985)
- Birth Place: Coventry, UK
- Residence: Isle of Man
- Marital Status: Married to Lucy
- Height: 5 ft 6½ in(170cm)
- Weight: 152 lbs. (69kg)
- Bike: LCR Honda CASTROL RC213V
- Race number: 35
- GPs started: 138
- First GP: Qatar GP (2011)
- Wins: 3
- Podium places: 16
- Pole positions: 4
- First GP pole: Dutch TT (2013)
- Fastest laps: 4
- 2018: 6th in MotoGP World Championship (Honda)
- 2017: 9th in MotoGP World Championship (Honda)
- 2016: 7th in MotoGP World Championship (Honda)
- 2015: 8th in MotoGP World Championship (Honda)
- 2014: 13th in MotoGP World Championship (Ducati)
- 2013: 5th in MotoGP World Championship (Yamaha)
- 2012: 7th in MotoGP World Championship (Yamaha)
- 2011: 12th in MotoGP World Championship (Yamaha)+ Rookie of the Year
- 2010: 5th in Superbike World Championship (Yamaha)
- 2009: Supersport World Champion (Yamaha)
- 2008: 3rd in British Superbike Championship (Honda)
- 2007: 9th in British Superbike Championship (Suzuki)
- 2006: British Supersport Champion (Honda)
- 2005: 3rd in British Supersport Championship (Honda)
- 2004: 10th in British Supersport Championship (Honda)
- 2003: 2nd in Yamaha R6 Cup
- 2002: 4th in Junior Superstock Championship
- 2001: Aprilia RS 125 Challenge winner
- 2000: Aprilia RS 125 Challenge
- 1999: UK Junior Challenge winner