TOUGH QUALIFYING FOR CRUTCHLOW IN VALENCIA

TOUGH QUALIFYING FOR CRUTCHLOW IN VALENCIA

TOUGH QUALIFYING FOR CRUTCHLOW IN VALENCIA

TOUGH QUALIFYING FOR CRUTCHLOW IN VALENCIA

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will start from the sixth row at the Valencia Grand Prix after a disappointing day in qualifying at the final round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship. Having gone seventh fastest on Friday, the Briton was hoping to secure a spot towards the front of the grid but he ended the morning session in 12th position and failed to progress. The 32-year-old could only manage sixth spot in the Q1 session after an heavy crash in the last minutes. Todays’ pole man is Title contender Marc Marquez followed by Zarco and Iannone.

#35 Cal Crutchlow - (16th - 1’31.297)

“MotoGP is always a tough race, but starting from back there is going to make it difficult. I could have done with starting from the front two rows which I thought potentially we could have at one point, but I didn’t make it directly through to Q2 and after that I always knew it was going to be hard. I needed that one lap, but I had a typical Valencia crash on the right hand side there, I crashed there last year too, and I’m not happy at all to be honest.

“We’ll see what we can do in the race tomorrow. We’ll be a lot faster and a lot more positive in the race, our race pace is about top six or seven, but it’s just getting through everyone. We’ll try and our hardest and see what happens.”


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