CRUTCHLOW IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER WET START IN FRANCE

CRUTCHLOW IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER WET START IN FRANCE

CRUTCHLOW IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER WET START IN FRANCE

CRUTCHLOW IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER WET START IN FRANCE

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow finished a cold and wet opening day of the French Grand Prix in fourth spot as the fifth round of the MotoGP World Championship got underway in earnest. The Briton performed well in mixed conditions at Le Mans to establish himself towards the top of the timesheets yet again, but feels there is plenty of room for improvement ahead of Sunday’s race.
On a drying track in the morning, Crutchlow looked set to claim third place in FP1 before home favourite Johann Zarco edged him down a position right at the end of the session. Afternoon rain then ensured most riders were unable to improve their times in FP2 leaving Crutchlow in decent shape ahead of Saturday qualifying.
However, the LCR man admitted he did not feel comfortable on his RC213V throughout the day and hopes to make significant strides as the weekend progresses.

#35 Cal Crutchlow - (4th – 1’39.607)

“This morning was not bad, but I didn’t take any risks as these kind of days can really wreck your season. If you make a small mistake you can pay a heavy price when really it doesn’t mean so much to final outcome of the weekend, especially when we think Sunday is going to be dry.

“I always seem I have good pace in the mixed conditions and in the wet, but this afternoon I had a really bad feeling with the tyre and my feeling with bike overall was not great. We are 1.6 seconds off at the moment, but I had such a bad feeling with the bike, and a few small problems, that I think it’s easy to say we could have been very competitive if we needed to be. If it was a Sunday race we would have been there for sure.”


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