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Crutchlow: "I take nothing from the first race"

Crutchlow: 'I take nothing from the first race'

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow continued to adapt to his factory spec Honda RC213V at the Losail International circuit.

Setting a 1’55.818s placing him fifth on the time sheets, within 0.6s of Marquez, and as the top satellite rider, ahead both factory Ducatis and Valentino Rossi.

“I take nothing from the first race, let alone the first practice! Tomorrow I believe there will be a big change in the standings, but I was happy with the lap and fifth place is not so bad. We had a couple of issues early on and I was forced to pit, so we lost some time there, and I also had another problem with the brake lever like we had in the test,” said Crutchlow.

He continued “I also had another issue on my fastest lap with a rider in the last corner, and this comes after a briefing we had an hour before the session saying that we weren’t allowed to wait in that corner. It was idiotic, as he was riding 100 km/h too slowly. Clearly, the games have started already!”

“The CWM LCR Honda team did a great job again though; we’re doing the best with what we have and they are giving me great support to make me competitive. The race could well be a bit different to first free practice, but I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”


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