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Crutchlow: “We went a lot faster than during the race”

Crutchlow: “We went a lot faster than during the race”

CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow tried out a new swingarm at the Jerez test as he ended the day as the fastest Honda.

Just a day after securing a second consecutive top-four result in the Spanish GP, Cal Crutchlow and the CWM LCR Honda Team continued their work at the Jerez circuit on Monday by completing a full day’s testing with the Honda RC213V.

The British rider was second Honda across the line in Sunday’s race, and in the continued absence of Dani Pedrosa from the factory line-up, Crutchlow took on extra testing duties by helping the manufacturer assess a new swing-arm for the MotoGP machine.

Crutchlow and the team also worked on his electronics package, eventually completing a total of 64 laps, with a best time of 1’38.822 making him the fastest Honda on the day, and third fastest rider overall.

Cal Crutchlow:
“We tested a lot today – we had a few things to go through. We didn't need to do so many laps though, I think it was over 60 fast laps and I was happy with that, we didn’t see the point in doing 100 laps if they weren’t fast! We went a lot faster than during the race yesterday, but that’s always the case. If we had the race today I think we’d have been a bit faster over the race distance after going through the settings we needed to. We’ve been struggling with rear grip, and also with initial braking too – compared to Marc Marquez anyway and his style is different so it’s hard to compare too much. He’s actually also had the rear grip problems too, so we both tested a new swing-arm and took some positives from that. It was good for Honda that they got some information from another rider that’s competitive, and it’s nice for me to be able to do that test for them.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, JEREZ MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST , Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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