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Crutchlow: “We need to do more laps on the new chassis"

Crutchlow: “We need to do more laps on the new chassis'

Cal Crutchlow finished second overall after the first day of practice in mixed conditions at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

The CWM LCR Honda Team have crossed the Atlantic for two races in as many weeks, starting with the Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin in Texas this weekend. Cal Crutchlow finished fourth at the inaugural Texan GP in 2013, and although he had a race to forget last year, finishing seventh as top satellite rider at this season’s first race in Qatar meant the British rider arrived in the USA in high spirits.

That showed as he set the second fastest time of the day on board his factory spec Honda RC213V, impressing just as he had two weeks ago in Qatar. This weekend Crutchlow is using a new frame supplied by HRC on one of his bikes, and the 29 year-old admitted that although quick, he would like more laps in the dry, with the morning session completely wet and the afternoon starting with damp patches in certain areas.

Cal Crutchlow:
“At the moment, my feeling is not too bad. I think we still need to do more laps on the new chassis, I’ve only had a few laps in the dry so I still have no idea. Of course, I’ve gone well today but there is always room for improvement. I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made today though, and the speed wasn’t so bad. I need to understand it more, run a race distance on it and just see where we are. In the rain in the morning I’d only done six laps in the rain in Sepang with the other bike, so it was a learning process. We had a bit too much power in some areas and a bit too much wheelie-ing but this is all part of the first day of riding at a track you haven’t been to yet.”

 

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, FP2, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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