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Crutchlow lists catalogue of problems

Crutchlow lists catalogue of problems

Cal Crutchlow admitted his frustration after the opening two practice sessions at Le Mans. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider finished the day in sixth position, but went on to state that he is not feeling well and that his bike was handling badly.

The Coventry-born rider’s best lap time of 1’34.512 left him just under half a second off the leading pace and he was quick to reply when asked if satisfied.

"No, I’m not happy at all," Crutchlow told in a video interview. "We’ve had a bad day. We can’t find a setting with the bike. I don’t feel very well. We can’t stop the bike. We’ve got no brakes. Do you want anything else? My lunch wasn’t the best…(laughs). We have a lot of stuff to work through tomorrow.

"We have a lot of chatter. Also, there’s no heat, but we can’t stop because the brakes are overheating so it’s quite dangerous, actually. So we need to look into that and investigate that, as well as the setting."

When asked to elaborate on his sickness, Crutchlow replied:

"I woke up this morning not being able to breathe very well, with a blocked nose and really puffy eyes. I don’t know what it is - maybe somebody tried to poison me because we were going quite fast (smiles)."

Crutchlow suffered one small incident on Friday, overshooting at Chemin aux Boeufs, whereas teammate Bradley Smith endured a pair of almost duplicate off-track moments at Dunlop.

MotoGP, 2013, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Cal Crutchlow, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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