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Crutchlow ends bruising home weekend seventh

Crutchlow ends bruising home weekend seventh

Cal Crutchlow finished seventh in Sunday’s Hertz British Grand Prix. Although that was less than the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider had hoped for, the Englishman was pleased with the result under the circumstances.

On Saturday, he had managed a front row grid slot despite two crashes earlier on in the day. Another incident came at Vale corner in Sunday Warm-Up, leaving the Coventry-born rider in pain at the start of the 20-lap race.

“Honestly, I’m pleased the weekend is over and at least we finished the race,” Crutchlow began. “It certainly wasn’t the easiest race I have ever done and it is disappointing that I couldn’t challenge; but after the crashes I just had no power at all in my right arm and I was also lacking grip at the start when the tyres were cold.

“Unfortunately, that is what happens when you crash three times in a weekend. I didn’t give myself enough time to get laps under the belt to set the bike up properly. The only positive we can take away is that we have been faster than last year - but it’s definitely less than what I hoped for when we arrived at the track on Wednesday.”

The weekend continued Crutchlow’s lack of good fortune at his home event, having missed the race through injury in 2011 before starting at the back of the grid in 2012.

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