CRUTCHLOW IMPRESSES ON NEW PROTOTYPE HONDA IN VALENCIA

CRUTCHLOW IMPRESSES ON NEW PROTOTYPE HONDA IN VALENCIA

CRUTCHLOW IMPRESSES ON NEW PROTOTYPE HONDA IN VALENCIA

CRUTCHLOW IMPRESSES ON NEW PROTOTYPE HONDA IN VALENCIA

LCR Honda Castrol rider Cal Crutchlow enjoyed a productive second day aboard the new 2018 Honda prototype, as the official Valencia test came to an end on Wednesday. Along with Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, Crutchlow was given the chance to put the latest version of the Japanese manufacturer’s RC213V through its paces at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Having spent Tuesday getting accustomed to the new machine, the Briton completed 70 laps on Wednesday – the vast majority on board the 2018 prototype - and produced some impressive results. Crutchlow finished the day in sixth position on the timesheets, just over two tenths behind Pedrosa in second and around six tenths down on world champion Marquez who produced the quickest time of the two-day session.

#35 Crutchlow (6th – 1’30.654)

“We’re happy with what we’ve worked on today. Yesterday was a bit more of an initial test with the bike and I struggled a little in a few areas with it, but that was just because it was different to what I used to. I was quite fast on my normal bike yesterday and today I was quicker on the newer one so we’re pleased with that and pleased with the way we worked.

“We did a lot of laps today and a lot of runs, I did two runs on my old bike and the rest on the new prototype bike, so we’ve worked hard. Marc (Marquez) and Dani (Pedrosa) did two runs all day on the new one I think, so we’ve done a good job for HRC and for the team. We’re happy as a team, I think we had a good last race of the year and now we have to look at the positives of working on the new bike and going into next year comfortable and happy.”


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