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Crutchlow: “We could have done a great race”

Crutchlow: “We could have done a great race”

Crushing disappointment as Cal Crutchlow is taken out of the Octo British Grand Prix, his home race.

Rain on Sunday saw LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow fly cutting his way through the field and into podium contention in the early stages of the race. He was not alone though, teammate Jack Miller on the Open Honda was right behind. Unfortunately Miller made an overly ambitious move when battling with another rider, falling and taking Crutchlow down with him. Crutchlow sprinted to his bike and returned to the pits, swapping to his other machine. This bike was set up for the dry and despite having wet tyres fitted, Crutchlow was unable to make up any ground and soon fell.

This marks yet another year of bad luck for Crutchlow at his home race. The Brit seems to attract misfortune when at home, but he has not let it frustrate him nor does he bare a grudge against his teammate for the incident. With 74 points Crutchlow sits tenth in the MotoGP™ World Championship standings, but eighth is within reach with a strong end to the season. It was announced at the start of the British GP weekend that Crutchlow will remain with his LCR Honda team in 2016 allowing the Convetry rider to approach the end of the season fully focused.

Cal Crutchlow: “Obviously I’m really disappointed, we could have done a great race today, I thought I had the pace to be with the winner. I felt really comfortable this morning in the rain and I felt really comfortable in the race, but these things happen. Jack is young, he was near to the front in a MotoGP race and made an ambitious move. He made a mistake, he apologised and I have accepted his apology. I’ve done it before and I’m sure I will do it again - this is racing, but obviously I was very disappointed.”

“I came in and we changed the bike, but as soon as I went out of the pitlane I crashed immediately because it was a dry setting on that bike and there is a big, big difference.  I was not really going to carry on too much as I was too far behind the leader at that point, but it was a good job by the LCR Honda team this weekend and I really appreciate all the fan support as they really helped us.”

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MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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