After receiving the trophy from Barrie Baxter, Chairman of the Torrens Trophy Nominations Committee and a regular face on two and four wheels at the Goodwood Revival, Crutchlow looked back on his breakthrough achievement at Brno, his second win – at Phillip Island – that he considered more satisfying due to consistent track conditions, and the pleasure he derived from taking pole position and second place on home soil at Silverstone.
Asked whether he fancied joining 2015 Torrens winner and 14-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson in the road-racing ranks, Crutchlow joked: “Yeah, but no, because it would end in divorce!”
Joining World Superbike Champions James Toseland and Tom Sykes, multiple British Superbike title holder Shane Byrne and Hutchinson as a Torrens Trophy winner, Crutchlow now turns his attentions to the 2017 MotoGP season.
“I can’t wait to get to Malaysia for the pre-season test on the 2017 Honda,” he admitted. “I can’t tell you how it’s going to go, because I don’t really know, but I’d love to have another season like we had in 2016 – perhaps without the first six races [in which he had three retirements and a best finish of 11th]! I love working with Lucio and the guys – it really is a team effort and it’s great to give the big boys a hard time. We want to do it again.”
The 2017 MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar on March 26.