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Crutchlow: “It’s going to be a long race”

Crutchlow: “It’s going to be a long race”

A third fifth place start in a row for Cal Crutchlow as he continues to turn his season around.

It was another strong Q2 session for LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow as he produced his third second row start in the last races. A difficult period during the middle of the season saw Crutchlow, and many other Honda riders, struggle with the aggressive nature of the bike. Despite his fifth place start, the situation was far fromm perfect as it was revealed Crutchlow was again struggling with the front end of his Honda during the 15-minute session. The satellite Honda rider was only half a second behind factory Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez on the front row.

Tyre issues could raise their head again in the race and Crutchlow is approaching Sunday with cautious optimism. Regardless of how his tyres hold, Crutchlow is anticipating a hard fought battle and is ready to enjoy the final race of the year. With the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship being decided, Crutchlow is aiming to run his own race and do the best he can for himself, his team and his sponsors.

Cal Crutchlow: “We had a bit of a concern with the front tyre yesterday, it seems to have got a little better today but I expect tomorrow is going to be really difficult, 30 laps with a soft front tyre. But I’m looking forward to it; it’s going to be a long race but an enjoyable one, especially as it’s the last one of the year. Hopefully everyone can have a good clean battle and some fun out there as well. It’s a big race for the championship obviously, but I need to ride my own race and do my own things and give my all for my team as always.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Q2, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda, #ValenciaGP

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