In the final part of our marathon interview with Cal Crutchlow, the LCR Honda rider opens up about the possibility of retirement, and his plans for the future. He talks about wanting to move to California once he stops racing, seeing it as a good place to raise a family. He speaks about the arthritis which he, like most other riders, suffers with, and why this is a reason to seek out a warmer climate.
Above all, he talks about life after racing. About how he plans to get fat, and then cycle all the weight off again. About his business interests, and his aversion to travel, and why that makes it unlikely he would go into team management.
Before you read this final installment of our Crutchlow interview, it's worth catching up with the first two parts, to read about the 2019 Honda and his experiences this season, as well as his insight into his family life, and why that has led him to a decision to not seek another contract.
Q: Does this make you think about the end of your career, and how much longer you want to go on? Willow is going to be going to school in two years’ time?
Cal Crutchlow: I had this question actually from Matt Birt yesterday for the Silverstone preview. So if you want to beat him you need to get this interview out before. He asked the same question. Of course I’m thinking of retiring. That doesn’t mean I come into every race weekend not giving my 100% or slowing down. But as I told you when I extended my contract a year ago, that I feel it will be my last contract. If you ask me now, do I think it’s my last contract? I would say it depends how the rest of this season goes and next season. But I’m also not going to actively seek something…