Who say when riders has a girlfriend and go to circuit with her it's mean no time for fans to get cheer from the rider him self. I'm the one who proved that was not true at all and doesn't apply to British rider with number 35 Cal Crutchlow.
When I met him at Motegi, I don't have enough time to talk and take a picture with him, he look so busy with all activities at circuit and after very disappointed result at the Motegi weekend after very strong to grab podium and must lost on the last lap. So after the race I don't many time to meet him and Lucy at the circuit, only say "Hi" and smile.
On October 2012 when Sepang circuit with very wet weather force him to lost point one more time, he just crashed out at the final corner on lap 11. But this time he was not immediately leave his box to go back to the hotel, he still on the box with his team and mechanics talking about how was the race. And when the rains almost stop, he just comes out from the box to meet with their fans who wait already on the back of the paddock.
And the little girl who really brave enough to called his name "Cal Crutchlow, how are you?" the cute voice of this little girl forced him to coming out again from the box and lowered his body to getting closer talking with her and asked "What's your name?" and the little girl answered "Shaina" and the lovely conversation was happened
Cal : "How old are you?"
Shaina : "Six"
Cal : (little shouting like excited) "Lucy...Lucy come here... "
And the beautiful woman with orange dress came closer and joint with the conversation
Lucy : "Hi...cute girl what's your name?" Cal : "Shaina... she's funny hah..." (look to Lucy with his blue eyes)
I can feel how Cal really loves Lucy and how both of them really enjoy talking with Shaina.
And when Shaina took a picture with Cal Crutchlow, Lucy also want to took pic together and it was really great and lovable moment between rider, his girlfriend and fans. No distance, all united in the common, even Shaina only answered them with simple English.
Shaina said Thank you to Cal and Lucy, and Cal ran back into his paddock and then Shaina turn around to leave the paddock. But Cal came out again and called the girl
Cal : "Hey..Shaina.."
Lucy : "Hi...come here, Cal has something for you.."
Cal with his smile gave his glove to Shaina and...
Shaina : "yes..gloves"
Cal : "Great...but it’s a bit wet"
Shaina just silent look to him.
Cal : "Is she know what I said" (he look at me while asking)
Me : "Ok I will tell her... wet means Basah, because after he used it for race in the rain"
Shaina : "Ahh Wet..Thank you"
Cal : "It's ok nice to meet you"
Shaina face was very happy, she smile and hold the glove very tightly. And she was busy opened her bag, look trying hard to find something and she pulled out a small gift which she had prepared special for Cal, and said
Shaina : "This is for you"
Cal : "What is that ..?" (Cal opens the cover of the small gift from Shaina) and..."What we called it?"
Shaina : "miniature of musical instrument from Indonesia, we called it 'Kecapi'
Cal : "Ahhh thanks" (and he pretended to playing that and laughing)
I'm so appreciate when rider after very tired day on the race and willing to take time for fans, who have been trying to come to meet with the idol. And also appreciate with his girl Lucy who friendly enough and allow time for his man to cheer his fans. Warm hearted.
Thank you Cal Crutchlow after the SIDI shoes on 2011 come into our home and 2012 for the racing gloves stay at our home. Lovely and so pleasant rider. Success for your career and congratulation on your engagement with Lucy.