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Crutchlow: “The track was really difficult”

Crutchlow: “The track was really difficult”

Cal Crutchlow ends the first day of practice in fifth overall despite struggling with tricky track conditions at the Indianapolis GP.

Crutchlow was happy with his work and that of his CWM LCR Honda Team on the opening day of the Indianapolis Grand Prix today as the MotoGP World Championship resumed following a three-week summer break. 

Like most of the riders the Brit found the track conditions difficult to deal with as grip proved elusive on the infrequently-used asphalt this morning but he built his pace throughout the day and found 1.4 seconds in the afternoon session.

That was good enough for an encouraging top-five position overnight, with Crutchlow confident of further improvements going into tomorrow afternoon's qualifying practice

Cal Crutchlow: “Today wasn't a bad day, we're quite happy at the moment although we need to improve our pace for tomorrow. The track was really difficult and we had to change the tyre in the end to go a bit quicker, whereas the top three riders didn't so they seem to have a little advantage over us at the moment. Anyway, I am happy and confident with the work we have done so far. The CWM LCR Honda team are doing a great job and I am looking forward to riding tomorrow. I really think we can improve our lap time and overall position.”


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