Crutchlow narrowly misses out on Aragón podium

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow once again put on a show with his teammate Andrea Dovizioso as the pair battle for the final step on the podium in Aragón.

The British rider was glued to the Italian’s rear wheel for the last few laps, and at points looked certain to take his second podium, yet was unable to capitalise at the end and had to settle for fourth.

Cal Crutchlow

"Obviously it would have been great to be back on the podium after the disappointment of Misano but credit to Andrea because he did a great job as always and I'm taking nothing away from him. I did my best in those last two laps to take third but I knew he had a little better exit speed than me coming out of Turn 15 and that's how it turned out. It was impossible for me to try again at the last corner but I am happy with fourth because this result once again shows the huge step I have made from last season. Today I was close to the podium and last year struggling to be in the top 10. It was a good result for the championship too because I pulled a small gap on Valentino and Álvaro. I can go into the last four races with a lot of confidence and hopefully enjoy some more good battles with Andrea. I tried my best to beat him today and didn't quite manage it, so hopefully next time we are in a fight like that it will be me that comes out on top."

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