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Crutchlow: “We definitely need to improve”

Crutchlow: “We definitely need to improve”

Cal Crutchlow identifies the areas he feels he needs to improve in after ending the first day of practice at Mugello in sixth.

The CMW LCR Honda rider was only tenth fastest in this morning’s opening free practice session, but bettered his time by over three tenths of a second in the afternoon as he finished a little over half a second behind Andrea Dovizioso who topped the timesheets.

Cal Crutchlow: “I was quite pleased, we did a very, very good lap time with 27 laps on the tyre in the afternoon, but the problem came when we put the new ones on at the end as we didn’t go much quicker. We definitely need to improve, but I think I know the areas where I want to improve – in the first sector we’re losing a lot of time, but the rest is not too bad. We’ve had a good start to the year, we had a podium in Argentina and a fourth in Jerez. We had problems in some of the other races, but I’m quite happy and the package is working well. I’m gaining experience with the bike all the time, it’s quite a difficult bike to ride – you have to change your riding style a lot and it’s very different to what I’m used to. But I’m enjoying it a lot, learning all the time and the team are doing a good job.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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