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Crutchlow:“I’ve only ever done 20 laps at this track before”

Crutchlow:“I’ve only ever done 20 laps at this track before”

Cal Crutchlow set the fourth fastest time in free practice in Argentina, as he got to grips with the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

The CWM LCR Honda rider missed out on last year’s race at the track through injury, and found the going difficult at first with a dirty surface hampering all the riders’ attempts to set race-pace laps.

With his factory spec Honda RC213V slipping and sliding underneath him, Crutchlow eventually began to set some impressive lap times towards the end of the afternoon’s second session, ending up with a best of 1’39.403 which placed him fourth on the timesheets.

Cal Crutchlow:
“I’ve only ever done 20 laps at this track before, so overall we are happy enough because the track wasn’t in great condition all day and I don’t think we can take too much from today’s times. Saying that, the lap times weren’t bad at all, but we spent our time working with the hardest option tyre because we felt that would be the one for the race. The nature of the track means the tyres aren’t lasting enough and so you have to slide the bike, even though I’d prefer not to. However, I think you have to ride the Honda out of line, and that’s how you get the best out of it. It’s a learning process for us with the new chassis and with no data from last year so I am pleased with the job the whole of the CWM LCR Honda Team has done.”

 

 

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, FP2, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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