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Jump in lap time pleases Crutchlow

The second day of pre-season testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia saw progress being made by Cal Crutchlow.  

Like his Italian team-mate Andrea Dovizioso, Crutchlow spent Wednesday lapping exclusively with the new Desmosedici GP14 machine, with both riders able to lower their best time by over one second from Tuesday.

Crutchlow completed almost 48 laps on the GP14 on the second day of the test at the Malaysian circuit and was able to notice some improvement on corner entry – an area where the Ducati has struggled recently.

After finishing day one 14th on the timesheet with a best effort of 2’02.860, Crutchlow was up to 12th on the second day after he registered a significantly improved 2’01.396.

"I think I’m one of those riders who has made the biggest improvement in lap times today," commented the Isle of Man-based rider. "Yesterday I was a bit rusty on the bike and didn’t feel too comfortable but that was only me. We tested the GP14 all day today and went through some settings we never had time to try yesterday. The result was positive, so that’s a step in the right direction."

Crutchlow added, "With the new bike you come into the corner better, which is a positive Ducati have been looking for. Overall I’d say I’m quite satisfied, but we’re still some way off the front guys."

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MotoGP, 2014, Cal Crutchlow, Ducati Team

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