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Crutchlow: “There is room for improvement”

Crutchlow: “There is room for improvement”

CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow recovered from a minor crash to finish as top satellite rider once more on day two of the Qatar test.

The British hopeful endured a small ‘lowside’ at turn two of the desert track, tucking the front wheel after entering the corner just slightly too hot on the brakes of his factory spec. Honda RC213V. Despite the setback Crutchlow was thankfully uninjured, and the hardy 29 year-old dusted himself down to clock a 1’55.624.

Cal Crutchlow:
“It was a more disappointing day today, simply because we struggled to turn the bike a fair bit. Overall, I wasn’t taking too many risks, and felt quite comfortable and confident we could go a lot faster if required, but then just as we really started to work with the bike and get the setting sorted, I made a mistake and crashed at turn two. It was completely my own fault. I braked a little too late, got onto the dirty part of the track and then crashed, so we lost some time, some laps, and a set of tyres too.”

“It all means the longer runs we were planning to do today, we will have to do tomorrow now, but I was still fairly pleased as I was able to go out and go quite a bit faster at the end of the evening despite making a few errors on the lap. There is room for improvement there definitely, but we will need to work hard tomorrow. What I can say is that myself and the whole of the CWM LCR Honda Team are looking forward to that final day of testing before the championship begins.”


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